Timpview's loss to Provo last week not only marked the defeat of a top- ranked prep basketball team - the Thunderbirds were the state's last squad with an undefeated record.
Now that nobody's perfect any more as far as overall records are concerned, just who is boasting the longest current winning streaks? Provo has won 12 straight since the Bulldogs lost to Cottonwood in late November. Piute has followed its season-opening loss to North Sevier with 11 straight victories. South Summit started the season with back-to-back losses to large-class opponents and has since won 10 consecutive games. And Viewmont has erased a 1-2 start with its own 10-win streak.Sky View has won nine straight, Rowland Hall eight, and Taylorsville seven straight. And teams winning six consecutive games include Woods Cross, Spanish Fork and Dugway.
Here are some of last week's individual highlights, as reported to the Deseret News in game scoring summaries.
Whitehorse's Jimmie Clah, a 6-foot-4 senior, scored 50 points last week in an overtime loss at Monticello - and it's not the first time this season that he's broken the 50-point barrier. Meanwhile, Highland's Kerry Hicks and West's Chris Stepan had a strong two-game scoring effort last week - Hicks tallied 28 points (including 12-of-15 from the line) against East and then followed it with a 29-point outing against Alta. And Stepan scored 25 against Jordan and 27 against Judge.
Others scoring 30 points or better included St. Joseph's Brian Jeffries (34 vs. Manila), Skyline's Jaron Boone (33 vs. Alta), Parowan's David Topham (32 vs. Wayne), Dugway's Steve DeWitt (31 vs. Wasatch Acadmey), Green River's Leon Carter (30 vs. Monument Valley).
And those scoring at least 25 points included Lehi's John Chamberlain (29 vs. Wasatch), North Sanpete's Jeff Erickson (29 vs. North Sevier), S.L.
Lutheran's Dan Herrmann (29 vs. Manila), Davis' Brett Barton (28 vs. Bonneville), Monticello's Adam Bronson (27 vs. Whitehorse), Bingham's Brian Holker (26 vs. Cyprus), Pine View's Jed Christensen (26 vs. Springville), Rich's Ryan Shaul (25 vs. North Summit), North Summit's Wade Paskett (25 vs. Rich), and Woods Cross' Mike Gurr (25 vs. Tooele).
Two of the week's top free-throw performances came in one game, the Hunter- Cyprus contest in Reigon 3. Hunter's Andrew Sweat connected on 12 of 13 attempts from the line, while Cyprus' Chris Matagi made 10 of 13.
Other noteworthy efforts from double-digit attempts included Pine View's Jed Christensen (12-13 vs. Springville), Davis' Travis Homer (9-10 vs. Bonneville), Lehi's John Chamberlain (9-10 vs. Wasatch), Roy's Nate Miconi (10-12 vs. Weber), Bonneville's Dave Sivulich (13-16 vs. Davis), North Sanpete's Rick Torgerson (11-14 vs. Millard) and Woods Cross' Jon Wickizer (10-13 vs. Tooele).
Mount Vernon's sophomore Wes Lambson tallied six three-pointers in a game against Dugway, while five threes were tallied by West's Kevin Easter (vs. Jordan), Manti's Travis Thompson (vs. Grantsville) and Parowan's David Topham (vs. Wayne).
Four-treys-in-a-game performances were logged by Alta's Justin Barlow (vs.
Highland), Hunter's Dan Hancock (vs. West Jordan), Orem's Bryce Hull (vs.
Mountain View), Ogden's Matt Russell (vs. Ben Lomond), Mountain Crest's Cory Andersen (vs. Bear River), Ogden's Neal Geddess (vs. Logan), Tooele's Todd Warner (vs. Jordan), Tooele's Shawn Walker (vs. Woods Cross), Granite's Mike Hutchings (vs. Murray), Park City's Zach Smith (vs. Morgan), Green River's Garret Ekker (vs. Monument Valley), ICS' Neil Smith (vs. Waterford), and St. Joseph's Brian Jeffries (vs. Manila).
Provo and Timpview flip-flop spots in the 4A poll after the former downed the latter in a midweek Region 4 contest at the Marriott Center. There's a new trio of teams at Nos. 3, 4 and 5 in the ever-changing 3A poll. And formerly ranked North Sanpete makes a big jump back into the 2A poll - from unranked to No. 2 - after triumphing Saturday at North Sevier.
Tuesday's slate is limited - Regions 3 and 6 will take the night off and Region 2 bumps its games back to a 7:30 p.m. start. The best matchup of the slate of games in Regions 1 and 2 has third-ranked Cottonwood pitting its 10-2 overall record against 8-4 Highland.
Wednesday's games come from Regions 4, 5, 7, 8 and 11 - but only three games feature a pair of opponents sporting league records at or above .500.
The top contest is a 1A affair - No. 3 Rowland Hall hosting No. 4 Dugway.
Wasatch visits Uintah as two of the four league leaders in Region 7 square off, while Dixie meets newly ranked Pine View in St. George crosstown rivalry.
If you're looking at ranked matchups, a 3A battle has No. 2 Sky View visiting No. 5 Ogden in Region 5, while the top two 2A teams - South Summit and North Sanpete - pair up in Region 9.
Other games of note - No. 4 Viewmont at Davis; Brighton at Alta; Taylorsville at Cyprus; Woods Cross at Murray; Union at Uintah; Richfield at Hurricane; and Whitehorse at Green River.