EMERY 71, ROCKWELL 53: Bailey Faimalo scored 22 points and Dillon Wilstead added 16 more as Emery jumped out to a 28-15 halftime lead on Rockwell and never looked back for the 2A first round victory.
SOUTH SUMMIT 64, BEAVER 53: Beau Rydalch knocked down three 3-pointers and finished with 26 points as South Summit outscored Beaver 21-10 to pull away for the 2A first round win. Michael Roberts scored 23 points in the loss for Beaver.
ENTERPRISE 76, NORTH SUMMIT 66: Justin Prisbrey scored 27 points and added 12 rebounds as Enterprise methodically pulled away from North Summit to claim the 2A first round win. Jake Jones and Travis Dougherty each added 13 points for the Wolves.
MERIT ACADEMY 60, GRAND 48: Rodolfo Peralta and Joel Martinez combined for 33 points to lead the Knights, who trailed by two points heading into the fourth quarter but pulled away for the 12-point victory in the 2A first round.
PAROWAN 56, MANTI 50: Parowan outscored Manti 31-24 in the second half to edge the Templars in the first round of the 2A playoffs. Caleb Murphy led the way for the Rams with 21 points, while Colton Barton chipped in 16 more with four treys in the win.
SOUTH SEVIER 66, LAYTON CHRISTIAN 57: Trevor Jones poured in 31 points and Garrett Peterson added 16 more as South Sevier pulled away from Layton Christian for the victory in the 2A first round.
WASATCH ACADEMY 74, ROWLAND HALL 31: As expected, No. 1 Wasatch Academy rolled past Rowland Hall in the 2A first round as Geno Luzcando scored 19 points and added 10 steals, while Koby McEwen added 15 points and nine rebounds.
GUNNISON 67, DELTA 55: After falling behind early, Gunnison came storming back thanks to strong second and third quarters to top Delta in the 2A first round.
RICHFIELD 82, PARK CITY 58: Brandon Willardson led all scorers with 30 points while Brenan Thomas chipped in 22 more as Richfield blew past Park City in the first round of the 3A Playoffs.
SNOW CANYON 54, BEN LOMOND 37: Nate Gottfredson and Tanner Sampson each scored 13 points as Snow Canyon survived a rugged shooting night to pull away from upset-minded Ben Lomond in the second half.
CEDAR 50, GRANTSVILLE 45: Behind 24 points from Dustin Staggs and 15 more from Kordan Nielson, Cedar held off a late Grantsville rally to pick up the impressive 3A first round win. Cedar led by eight on two occasions in second half, but Grantsville battled back and got it to one and two points several times, but Nielson hit some big free throws down the stretch to ice it.
JUAN DIEGO 33, JUAB 31: In a surprising defensive 3A first round game, Will Hoffler scored nine points and Alex Hoffman added eight more as Juan Diego held on for the victory. Juab's Josh Clark led all scorers with 11 points.
PINE VIEW 73, TOOELE 58: Kody Wilstead recorded 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Garrett Bowker added 12 and Collin Dowdell chipped in with 11 as Pine View eased past Tooele for the 3A first round victory.
PAYSON 49, UINTAH 40: Mark Wolf led the Lions to the win with 11 points. Hayden Bunderson, from the Utes, scored 14 points in the close game.
MORGAN 70, NORTH SANPETE 52: The Trojans were led to the win against the Hawks by Bridger Streadbeck, who scored 18 points. He was followed by Garren Miles, who scored 14 points for Morgan.
BEAR RIVER 53, DESERT HILLS 43: Bear River outscored Desert Hills 10-0 in overtime to hold off the visitors for the 3A first round victory. Parker Lewis led the Bears with 16 points, while McKade Mitton added eight points and 12 rebounds. Deseret Hill's Jordan Hokanson led all scorers with 20 points in the loss.
RICH 63, DUCHESNE 39: Rich jumped out to a commanding 20-point lead at the break and cruised in the second half to top Duchesne. Skyler Argyle led all scorers with 13 points, while McKay Jarman added 11 more to fuel the Rebels in the win.
PANGUITCH 51, BRYCE VALLEY 29: The Bobcats went on a 15-0 run from the close of the first quarter until two minutes remained in the half to take complete control of the 1A title game. Junior Darri Frandsen scored 12 of the points during that run and finished with 17 total to lead Panguitch while sophomore guard Whittni Orton added 12 points. Ashlee Chynoweth led Bryce Valley, the sixth seed out of Region 20, with 11 points and three 3-pointers in the Mustangs' unexpected run to the championship game.
RICH 50, ST. JOSEPH 37: Rich earned a third place finish in the 1A state tournament, running away with the victory with a stellar second quarter. Cami Lamborn led the Rebels with 17 points and two 3-pointers while Danielle Huefner and Carol Weston added eight apiece. Mady White led the Jayhawks with 20 points and four 3s and Liz Tomon added 12 from the post.Comment on this story
WAYNE 83, WHITEHORSE 55: Wayne torched the nets to earn its fifth-place finish in the girls 1A basketball tournament. The Badgers hit 34 total field goals, including seven 3-pointers, and tallied 49 points before the halftime break. Sarah Taylor led the way with 20 points, Hannah Ellett totaled 19 with four 3s, and Rebekah Rasmussen scored 17. The Raiders also had three players reach double figures, including 13 points from Raphaela Filfred, 12 points from Kristy Dickinson, and 10 points from Rachelle Filfred.
MILFORD 48, MONTICELLO 35: Kennedy Netto and Chandler Rose continued to power the Tigers, scoring 15 and 11 points, respectively, en route to the win in the Sixth Place game victory at the 1A state tournament. Emily Barnes, Makell Davis, and Baylee Netto each had four points as Milford took control of the game early. Zoe Chadwick led Monticello with 14 points while Mary Bay and Atlanta Black combined to score 15.