Top-ranked and previously undefeated North Sevier took a tumble in Region 10 prep basketball action Wednesday, as the Hurricane Tigers defeated defending 2A champion Wolves 54-51 in overtime.
The host Tigers outscored their opponents 5-2 in overtime, after the game was tied at 49-all at the end of regulation. Hurricane had taken an 11-7 lead after the first period and a 27-22 margin at halftime, but North Sevier outscored Hurricane 17-12 through the final two periods to force OT.Cal Nielson scored 19 points for the Tigers, while 6-8 junior transfer Jason Jackman added another 17. Ryan Braithwaite led the Wolves with 18 points.
With the win, Hurricane ups its league record to 4-1 and its overall mark to 5-2. North Sevier drops to 4-1 in the region and 6-0 overall.
Region and overall records are listed in such order for the teams in the following game summaries.
Provo 56, Orem 55: The Tigers put a scare into the fourth-ranked Bulldogs by leading 29-26 at halftime. But Provo outscored Orem 18-13 in third quarter to take the lead, and a four-point late-game lead was trimmed to a one-point triumph by a last-second Orem trey. Both teams had four players in double-figure scoring - Matt Lohner's 18 points led Provo (2-0, 11-1), while Orem (1-1, 7-4) was paced by Bryce Hull's 14 points.
Ogden 93, Bear River 67: After starting league play with back-to-back losses, the Tigers righted themselves by scoring at least 24 points in three of the four quarters against the Bears. Brandon Parker scored 29 points and Neal Geddes 15 for Ogden (1-2, 8-3), while Mark Giles scored 11 points and four teammates contributed 10 each for Bear River (0-2, 7-3).
Box Elder 54, Ben Lomond 51: Two of the league's three teams with identical 2-0 region marks met (Sky View had a bye Wednesday night), and the Bees broke open a 34-all tie at the start of the fourth period by outscoring the fourth-ranked Scots by three. Ryan Shaw finished with 15 points and Bill Bergeson added another 14 for Box Elder (3-0, 5-6); Kim Hester's 13 points was tops for the three players in double figures for Ben Lomond (2-1, 5-6).
Carbon 61, Wasatch 38: In claiming their first victory of the season, the Dinos jumped out to a 16-7 first-period lead and then padded their 27-18 halftime margin by outscoring the Wasps 23-10 in the third period. Curtis Cook scored a team-high 16 points for Carbon (1-1, 1-6), while Craig Kohler's 17 was tops for Wasatch (1-1, 6-6).
Union 83, Uintah 72: The Cougars turned a one-point deficit after the first period into a comfortable 41-33 lead and then scored 21 in each of the final two periods for the triumph. Johnny Angel scored 24 and Tai Riser 18 for Union (2-0, 8-5). Ben Wilson tallied 24 and Lance Stevens 17 for Uintah (0-2, 2-9).
Emery County 72, Lehi 65: The Spartans remain tied for first place honors in the league standings. Emery improves to 2-0 and 4-8; Lehi dropped to 0-2, 2-11.
Pine View 48, Cedar City 46: The visiting Panthers held the Redmen to single-digit scoring in the first and third periods and then held off a late- game rally as the hosts outscored them 18-12 in the final quarter. Josh Anderson scored 16 points to lead Pine View (2-0, 7-5). Brandon Clark canned a team-high 13 for Cedar City (0-2, 6-4).
Spanish Fork 70, Payson 62: The second-ranked Dons used a 23-point second quarter to erase a 16-11 first-period deficit and lead the Lions by a 34-28 margin at intermission. Kent Cook scored 26 points and Robbie Reid added another 21 for Spanish Fork (2-0, 10-2). Bryan Nielson had 16 and Travis Parry and Jerry Beck 15 apiece for Payson (0-2, 6-6).
Richfield 68, Delta 52: The visiting Wildcats snapped a 23-all halftime tie with the Rabbits by scoring 23 and 22 points in the final two quarters. Travis Christensen scored a game-high 23 points for Richfield (4-1, 6-4). Todd Topham and Brett Greathouse had 11 each for Delta (1-3, 3-5).
Dugway 60, Wendover 47: The Mustangs handed the Wildcats their first league loss by holding host Wendover to seven points in the final period after starting the quarter with a 46-40 lead. Steve DeWitt scored 25 points and Ray Wright contributed 20 for Dugway (4-1, 6-3). Bridger Williams and Colin Trammell each finished with 13 for Wendover (3-1, 6-2).
Rowland Hall 1-6, Tintic 64: The third-ranked Lions expanded on their 47-29 halftime advantage by scoring 33 points against the Miners in the third period. Price Ellington's team-best 23 points paced Rowland Hall (5-0, 8-1), while Ryan Renzello's game-high 26 points led Tintic (3-2, 4-4).
Salt Lake Lutheran 84, Waterford 52 After leading just 18-14 after the first period, the Lynx outscored the host Falcons 25-8 in the second period. Dan Herrman's 28 points were high for S.L. Lutheran, while Waterford's Brian Watabe and David Piercy each scored 17 points. The two Region 11 teams are in different divisions, so the game does not count in the region standings.