BOUNTIFUL 72, WOODS CROSS 62: Sam Merrill had 21 points and Zach Seljaas scored 18 to lead the Braves over their rivals at Woods Cross. Skylar Farnes scored 27 in the loss.
PANGUITCH 73, MILFORD 29: Panguitch got off to a hot start, outscoring Milford 23-5 in the first quarter. The Bobcats did not stop as they then outscored the Tigers 20-1 in the third quarter and eventually picked up the road victory. Tyce Barney and Dalan Bennett provided the Bobcats with a one-two punch as they scored 28 and 21 points, respectively.
PIUTE 70, ESCALANTE 57: Tyler Dalton led four T-Birds in double figures with 28 points. Jared Noyes and Kayson Durfey combined for 47 points in the loss for the Moquis.
WAYNE 61, VALLEY 51: Ty Rees led the Badgers with 24 points while Marc Simmons pulled down 10 boards.
PIUTE 56, MANILA 41: Shaylee Gleave's 18 points led Piute to a quarterfinal victory in the 1A state tournament Thursday. Her sister Kierra Gleave added 16, while Whitney Westwood finished with 10 points. Rebecca Collett led the Mustangs with 16 points, while Emily Catron added 13 points in the loss that sends Manila into the consolation bracket. Manila will play Escalante Friday in consolation, while Piute takes on Layton Christian in the semifinals.
LAYTON CHRISTIAN 42, ESCALANTE 40: Layton Christian earned a thrilling quarterfinal win thanks to tough defense and Alissa Atisme's free throws with seconds remaining in the game. She then stole the ball as the Moquis tried to make their way down the court to seal the victory. Shayla Simpson and Teneshia Davison led the team offensively before fouling out in the final quarter with 13 points each. Atisme added nine points. The Eagles will play Piute in Friday's semifinal game, while Escalante will take on Duchesne in consolation play.Jaycee Nez led the Moquis with 16 points.
RICH 50, MONTICELLO 27: Alisa Petersen and Alyssa Brown led the second-ranked Rebels to a quarterfinal win with 13 points each. Emma Peart added 10 points in the win. The Buckaroos were led by Zoe Chadwick's eight points.
ST. JOSEPH 30, MILFORD 27: Mady White led the top-ranked Jayhawks to a thrilling victory with 10 points, all of which she scored in the second half. Katie Panushka added nine points, while Liz Tomon scored six. The win means St. Joseph will take on second-ranked Rich in Friday's semifinal game, which is a rematch of last year's championship game. Shyla Sherwood led the Tigers with 12 points, while Tia Florence added six points. It was the Tiger defense and rebounding effort that helped them nearly defeat the defending 1A state champions.
PANGUITCH 58, WENDOVER 17: As expected, Panguitch rolled to the consolation victory over Wendover after a building a comfortable 28-4 halftime lead. Darri Frandsen led the Bobcats with 16 points, with Chesney Campbell chipping in with 12.
DUCHESNE 66, MONUMENT VALLEY 57: Mashaylee Giles poured in 30 points as Duchesne pulled away from Monument Valley in the fourth quarter for the victory in the 1A consolation bracket. Monument Valley's Heidi Nelson also scored 30 points in the loss.
TINTIC 58, INTERMOUNTAIN CHRISTIAN 53: Esther Pehrson scored 16 points, while Shalon Hannifin added 15 points and Savannah Hiskey chipped in with 14 as Tintic edged ICS for the double-overtime 1A consolation victory in the Sevier Valley Center.
WAYNE 58, GREEN RIVER 31: Rebekah Rasmussen scored 22 points, and Wayne jumped all over Green River in the first half on its way to the 1A consolation victory. The Badgers led 17-2 after the first quarter and 38-12 at the half.
TIMPANOGOS 49, PROVO 34: Led by Jamaica Christensen, who scored 19 points, Timpanogos rolled in this Region 8 matchup. Kailey Avery was also solid for the Timberwolves as she grabbed a whopping 15 boards and added eight points.
SPRINGVILLE 43, TIMPVIEW 42: Brooke Wheeler and Malia Nawahine combined for 26 points as the Red Devils held off Timpview's rally to remain unbeaten.
SALEM HILLS 60, MOUNTAIN VIEW 44: Missy Belliston was outstanding for Salem Hills as she scored 25 points, hit two treys, and led her team to a road victory. Fellow SkyHawk Tiffany Madson added 10 points.
MAPLE MOUNTAIN 50, OREM 45: Katie Muhlestein hit three of her four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to lift the Golden Eagles over the Tigers. Muhlstein finished with 14 points and seven boards for Maple Mountain while Tarin Strosser added 12 more points.
ROY 39, BOX ELDER 29: In the first half of the Region 5 play-in game, Roy defeated Box Elder to move on to the second half of the play-in game. Whitney Hatch led the Royals' balanced scoring attack with nine points.
MOUNTAIN CREST 28, ROY 19: In the second half of the Region 5 play-in game, Mountain Crest picked up the victory to move on to the playoffs. Sophomore McCayla Hanks came off the bench to lead the Mustangs with 12 points. The Royals' Kaitlyn Hurley scored 11 points and hit three 3-pointers in the loss.
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