Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
1A FIRST ROUND
GREEN RIVER 63, TINTIC 41: TJ Hughes scored 21 points with Jon Mendez adding 14 to pace Green River to the solid victory in the 1A first round. The Pirates led 15-2 after the first quarter and rolled from there.
PANGUITCH 67, WAYNE 45: Dason Houston scored 23 points and Tyce Barney chipped in with 20 as Panguitch rolled past Wayne for the 1A first round victory. Wayne led 14-12 after the first but Panguitch regained the lead with a strong second quarter and never looked back.
RICH 54, BRYCE VALLEY 31: Rich had 11 different players score as it used a strong third quarter to pull away from Bryce Valley for the first round win. Wyatt Muirbook led the way with 11 points, and Skyler Argyle chipped in with 10.
MONUMENT VALLEY 53, ST. JOSEPH 47: Sergio Morales scored 19 points as Monument Valley surprised St. Joseph for the first round win at the Sevier Valley Center. KJ Martinez chipped in with 10 for the Cougars, with three different players scoring 10 points for St. Joseph.
DUCHESNE 65, VALLEY 44: After a close first quarter, Duchesne broke things open the rest of the way on its way to the easy first round win. Blake Jones had a big game for the Eagles finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds, with Alex Gatherum leading the team with 17 points.
WENDOVER 56, TELOS 51: James Trujillo scored 21 points and Hector Duran added 19 as Wendover held off Telos for the 1A first round victory at the Sevier Valley Center. Kenny Krohner led Telos with 18 points in the loss.
MONTICELLO 77, DIAMOND RANCH 63: Tanner Eardley scored 21 points and Austin Maloy added 20 as the Buckaroos took control of the game with a strong second quarter to advance to the 1A quarterfinals. Diamond Ranchs Saxon Mingus scored 29 points to lead all scorers in the loss.
PIUTE 63, TABIONA 57: In a battle of 17-win teams in the 1A nightcap, Dalton Steed scored 19 points for Piute and JJ Ramos added 15 more as the T-Birds eked out the narrow victory over Tabiona. In a game that was tight throughout, Piute pulled away in overtime from the free throw line. Demont Nay scored 23 points on five 3-pointers to lead Tabiona.
OREM 48, KEARNS 37: Behind 18 points and 12 rebounds from Dalton Nixon, Orem held off a gritty Kearns team in the second half for the quarterfinal victory. The Tigers zone defense gave Kearns fits on game, holding the Cougars to just 25 percent shooting. Bushmen Ebet led Kearns in the loss with 16 points, while Quin Peters added 14 for the Tigers.
SPRINGVILLE 48, ROY 45: Despite committing 22 turnovers, Springville eked by Roy and into the 4A semifinals thanks to a strong defensive performance. The Red Devils limited Roy to just 32 percent shooting, and offensively Rhett Clark and Max Terry combined for 24 points and 10 rebounds.
OLYMPUS 65, HIGHLAND 50: Alec Monson recorded 23 points and nine rebounds, and Spencer Williams, Seth Crofts and Alex Williams all finished in double figures as well as the Titans jumped out to a big lead on Highland and never looked back for the 4A quarterfinal win. Olympus shot 58 percent and outrebounded Highland 32-20.
BOUNTIFUL 61, MOUNTAIN VIEW 46: Mountain View gave No. 1 Bountiful all it could handle in the quarterfinals Wednesday, but the Braves eventually pulled away with a dominant fourth quarter for the victory. Zac Seljaas finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Braves, with Sam Merrill adding 16 points and eight rebounds.
OGDEN 11, LAYTON CHRISTIAN 1: Cameron Mortenson and the Tiger pitching staff combined on 10 strikeouts while Michael Richardson went 2-for-3.
SKYLINE 3, SPRINGVILLE 0: Bridger Nielson picked up the win on the mound with 15 strikeouts in the win over Springville.