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High school sports: Saturday's basketball, soccer roundup

By REPORTER

Deseret News

Published: Saturday, March 2 2013 11:41 p.m. MST

Boys basketball

5A CHAMPIONSHIP

LONE PEAK 72, ALTA 39: Lone Peak rolled to its third straight 5A state title in emphatic fashion as five different players scored in double figures for the Knights. Eric Mika and Talon Shumway led the way with 16 points, with Nick Emery adding 13.

4A CHAMPIONSHIP

SKY VIEW 56, MOUNTAIN CREST 50: Down by as many as nine points in the first half, Sky View rallied back and outscored Mountain Crest 18-10 in the fourth quarter to capture its first state title since 1994. Jalen Moore led the Bobcats with 16 points, while Matt Dewey chipped in with 13 points. In a very entertaining 4A championship at the Dee Events Center, both teams shot 55 percent, but Mountain Crest struggled from the free-throw line making just 4 of 12. Tyler Crosbie scored 21 points in the loss, while Faimafili Laulu-Pututau added 16 points and 11 rebounds.

1A CHAMPIONSHIP

BRYCE VALLEY 68, DUCHESNE 59: The Bryce Valley Mustangs won a double-overtime thriller behind the 23-point, 10-rebound performance from senior Braxton Syrett. Hunter Mecham added 16 points and seven rebounds, while Josiah Brannon finished with 11 points. The Eagles were led by Kaden Moon, who scored 15 points, had four assists and three steals, while Trent Roberts added 13 points and McKade Nielsen finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds. It was an emotional game for both teams as Duchesne said goodbye to head coach Stan Young (39 years) and Bryce Valley dedicated the win to coach Eric Jessen's son, Jesse, who was killed in a car accident in August.

RICH 59, MONTICELLO 40: The Rebels captured third place behind John Acree's 14 points and seven rebounds and Skyler Argyle's 14 points and eight rebounds. The Buckaroos were led by Jake Duncan, who scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds.

1A CONSOLATION

LAYTON CHRISTIAN 54, LEGACY PREP 25: The Eagles earned sixth place in the 1A tournament behind Duce Namazi's 16 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Preston Sill added 10 points and nine rebounds, while Ricardo Gomez finished with seven points, three rebounds, four assists and five steals. The loss means Legacy Prep finishes in eighth place behind a 10-point performance from Hunter Harmer. Jacob Higginson led the team in rebounding with six boards.

PANGUITCH 53, VALLEY 42: The Bobcats earned fifth-place with their win over the Buffaloes. They were led by junior Tyce Barney who scored 21 points, earned 11 rebounds and had three steals. Dalan Bennett added 17 points and four rebounds. The Buffaloes were led by Kobe Shatto, who scored eight points, and Colby Spencer, who scored nine points in the loss that gives Valley seventh place.

Boys soccer

NONREGION

WASATCH 4, SNOW CANYON 1: Wasatch hit the road and got a pair of goals from Ben Powell and Alex Espinoza to knock off Snow Canyon for the preseason win.

DESERT HILLS 8, UINTAH 0: Justin Brinkerhoff, Tanner Browning and Chase Thompson all scored two goals to pace Desert Hills, which improved to 2-0 this season with the victory.

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