Taylorsville was finally involved in a Region 3 prep basketball rout. But the league's co-leading Warriors were on the wrong side of the score and had a seven-game winning streak end as the Cyprus Pirates posted a 67-49 home victory Friday night.
Cade Osborne scored 23 points for the Pirates, while Ev Matagi and Jason VanTassell added 16 and 14 apiece. The win was Cyprus' fourth in its past five games, giving them a 5-3 league record and an 8-6 overall mark.Taylorsville, which had a team-high 19 points and five treys by Jeff Jenson, dropped to 6-2 and 9-5 records.
The Warriors had finished the first half of the season tied in the standings with Hillcrest. After suffering a league-opening 56-50 home loss to the same Cyprus squad, Taylorsville managed a lopsided non-region triumph over Olympus and the following Region 3 victories - 67-64 in 2 OTs over Bingham; 55-50 over Hunter, 32-31 over ranked Hillcrest, 39-37 against West Jordan, 51-49 versus Kearns, and 54-47 against Granger.
For those of you keeping score at home, that's six league wins by a total winning margin of just 20 points.
And it looked like Taylorsville might be up to its old tricks again, as the Warriors battled back from six- and seven-point deficits in the second quarter to trail only 31-29 at the half. Less than two minutes into the third period, Jenson knotted the score at 33-all with one of his five treys.
However, the Pirates put on a 10-0 spurt - a driving layup by Osborn, VanTassell's fourth 3-pointer followed by a fast-break layup, a baseline jumper by Osborn and a free throw by Jeff Hatch.
The Warriors could get no closer than five in the third, while the Pirates kept the lead at double-digits for nearly all of the final period as Taylorsville managed just three points in a five-minute span and finished the game shooting 17-of-52 from the floor for 33 percent. Cyprus made 26 of 42 percent for 62 percent.
Region and overall records are listed for each of the teams in the subsequent game summaries.
Davis 74, Viewmont 67: The Darts upset the fourth-ranked Vikings, as Ryan Hovey finished with a game-high 20 points for Davis (5-2, 11-4). Viewmont (6-1, 12-3), which had an 11-game win streak broken, had 15 points from Andy Jensen.
Layton 75, Roy 52: Antoine Freeland canned five treys and scored 21 points and Blaine Smith added another 20 points as the Lancers (1-6, 2-13) posted their first league victory. Nate Miconi finished with 18 points to lead the Royals (2-5, 3-12).
Bonneville 83, Clearfield 74: Mike Porter scored 22 points and Dave Sivulich added 18 as the Lakers (4-3, 11-4) avenged a league-opening loss to the Falcons (4-3, 8-7). Jason Dowdy led Clearfield with 15 points.
Highland 55, Skyline 53: Justin Scott finished with a team-high 17 points as the Rams (3-3, 9-5) outscored their hosts 17-13 in the final period. Jaron Boone claimed a game-high 21 points for the Eagles (1-5, 6-7).
Alta 57, Brighton 53: Scott Sexton's 12 points led four players in double figures for the Hawks (5-1, 11-4), who remained tied for first with Cottonwood. Alex Fisher tallied 14 for the Bengals (3-3, 9-5).
Cottonwood 65, Olympus 48: Justin Weidauer had a 20-point effort and Seth Miller contributed another 17 points to lead the third-ranked Rams (5-1, 12-2). Brett Buchi scored 12 to lead the Titans (2-4, 4-10).
Bingham 84, Hunter 55: The Miners jumped out to leads of 21-13 and 49-28 at the end of the first two periods and cruised from there for their fifth straight win. Brian Holker scored 17 and Barry Fullmer 16 for Bingham (6-2, 8-6); Brandon Goates's 14 points paced Hunter (2-6, 2-12).
West Jordan 88, Kearns 60: Kenny Wamsley scored 20 points to lead the Jaguars (5-3, 6-8). Sean Terry had 12 for the Cougars 0-8, 0-13).
Hillcrest 83, Granger 56: Brian Kelley scored 23 points and teammate Ryan Kelly added 17 more while hitting three of the 10 treys for the fifth-ranked Huskies (7-1, 12-2). Justin Johnson had 15 points for the Lancers (1-7, 1-13).
Timpview 67, Mountain View 52: Richard Jackson scored 21 points as the second-ranked Thunderbirds (4-2, 15-2) broke a two-loss skid. Ryan Lewis finished with 18 for the Bruins (2-4, 7-7).
Provo 62, Pleasant Grove 52: The top-ranked Bulldogs (6-0, 15-1) posted their 14th straight triumph, at the expense of the Vikings (0-6 8-9).
Bountiful 59, Jordan 51: The Braves handed the Beetdiggers their fourth straight loss by outscoring them 20-8 in the final period. Aaron Roderick led a balanced attack with 16 points for Bountiful (5-3, 6-8); Corey Sargent finished with 14 for Jordan (4-4, 5-9).
Granite 78, West 57: Stewart Roberts scored 20 points and Richard Paul added 19 and both combined to shoot 18-of-21 from the line as the Farmers (5-3 9-5) won their fourth straight. Chris Stepan scored 27 points to pace the Panthers (3-5, 5-9).
Tooele 68, Judge 63: The Buffaloes (5-3, 8-6) deployed eight treys as a team and Marc Lawson scored 21 points. John Yerkovich led the Bulldogs (0-8, 2-12) with 19 points.
Murray 72, Woods Cross 50: The Jeremy Winget finished with 22 points and Joey Johnson added 16 as the Spartans (5-2, 7-8) broke a six-win string amassed by the third-ranked Wildcats. Matt Cosper scored 12 to lead WX (5-3, 8-6).
Lehi 78, Emery 71: The Pioneers snapped a three-loss skid by outscoring the Spartans 29-14 in the final period. Ryan Peterson scored a game-high 29 points for Lehi (2-5, 4-14); Jared Butler finished with 20 for Emery (4-3, 6-11).
Payson 96, Pine View 74: After dropping four of their previous five games, the Lions snapped snapped a two-game winning streak by the fifth-ranked Panthers, who had won seven of their last eight. Jerry Beck made three 3s and 28 points to lead Payson (2-4, 8-8). Jed Christensen's 20 points were tops for Pine View (4-2, 9-7).
Spanish Fork 90, Cedar City 60: The top-ranked Dons (6-0, 14-2) won their seventh straight, as Robbie Reid scored 24 points and dished out 11 assists. Kent Cook added 19 points for Spanish Fork, while Blaine Hansen had 11 points and 19 boards.
Springville 65, Dixie 56: The Red Devils (4-2, 9-7) won their second straight, while the Flyers (2-4, 9-6) suffered their third consecutive loss.
North Summit 79, S.L. Lutheran 59: The fifth-ranked Braves (7-0, 9-5) remained unbeaten in league play, as Brandon Jones scored 22 points and Jim Garfield added 19. Dan Herrmann led the Lynx (1-7, 4-9) with 21.
Rowland Hall 88, Wendover 63: Steve Harmsen led the third-ranked Lions (8-1, 11-2) with 21 points. Bridger Williams had a team-high 14 for the Wildcats (6-3, 9-4).