The guest list for next week's 3A state prep basketball tournament is looking a little more complete, with 14 of the 16 participants-to-be already determined.
Mountain Crest, Uintah and Payson all triumphed in games Wednesday and clinched the final tournament berths in their respective leagues.The Payson and Uintah victories came as Regions 7 and 8 concluded league play.
Included in the subsequent game summaries are region and overall records for the respective teams. Also included for Regions 5, 7 and 8 are updates on state-tournament seedings.
Sky View 64, Box Elder 60: The top-ranked Bobcats outscored the Bees 40-32 in the two middle periods to clinch the league title. John Roe tossed in a game-high 27 points - including 9-of-11 FTs - for Sky View (9-2, 16-3). Jeff Beadles paced Box Elder (7-4, 9-10) with 12 points.
Ogden 77, Logan 51: The Tigers jumped out early by outscoring the Grizzlies 27-6 in the first period alone. Tramyne Watson scored 16 points and Brandon Parker 15 for Ogden (7-5, 14-6). Brandyn Jenkins led Logan (2-9, 3-16) with a 15-point outing.
Mountain Crest 81, Bear River 63: The Mustangs won for only the second time in six games, but the victory clinched a tournament berth anyway. Mountain Crest is 5-6 and 10-9; Bear River is 2-9 and 9-10.
Seeding: Even with league games remaining for Friday, the region's five tournament berths already have been claimed. Sky View is first and Mountain Crest is fifth. Box Elder and Ben Lomond are tied for second with identical 7-4 marks, with Box Elder hosting Logan and Ben Lomond traveling to Mountain Crest in Friday's games. Ogden has finished league play with a 7-5 mark.
Box Elder swept Ben Lomond in their two head-to-head meetings and did the same in the two-game series with Ogden, so the Bees have the advantage in any ties. A coin flip would be needed in the case of a Ben Lomond-Ogden tie, since each beat the other once.
Wasatch 71, Lehi 61: The Wasps rebounded from a 38-33 halftime deficit by outscoring the Pioneers 18-6 in the third quarter. Corey Berg finished with a team-high 15 points for Wastch (7-3, 12-8). Johnny Revill had a game-high 17 for Lehi (2-8, 4-17).
Uintah 51, Carbon 48: The Utes clinched the league's third and final tournament berth by outscoring the Dinos 17-7 in the final period. Scott Mansfield and Marshall Buker each had 10 points for Uintah (6-4, 8-12). Chris Phillips and Rod Jewkes tallied 15 each for Carbon (4-6, 4-11).
Emery County 91, Union 83: The Spartans won on the road, winning a share of the league title with Wasatch as well as the region's No. 1 tournament berth. Emery County is 7-3 and 9-12; Union concludes the year at 4-6 and 11-10.
Seeding: By sweeping its two-game series with Wasatch, Emery enters the 3A tournament as the league's top seed. Wasatch is second and Uintah third.
Payson 64, Springville 63: The Lions clinched the league's fourth and final playoff spot with an upset on the road over the third-ranked Red Devils. Payson is 5-5 and 11-9; Springville is 7-3 and 12-8.
Pine View 70, Dixie 57: The Panthers coupled their win over the crosstown rival Flyers with Springville's loss to move into a tied for second place in the league standings. Pine View is 7-3 and 12-8; Dixie finishes at 3- 7 and 10-9.
Seeding: League champion Spanish Fork takes the top berth and Payson the fourth. A coin flip will break the tie for second between Springville and Pine View, which split their two games in league competition.
Beaver 50, Kanab 49: Despite being outscored in three of the game's four quarters, the Beavers' 19-5 advantage in the second period proved to be enough. Ben Dalton tallied 15 points for Beaver (6-6, 7-9), while James Reidhead poured in five treys and 21 points for Kanab (3-9, 4-12).
North Sevier 75, Delta 58: Ricky Torgerson scored 20 points and Ryan Braithwaite 18 for the third-ranked Wolves (11-1, 14-3). Pat Wolfe led Delta (5-7, 7-9) with 13 points.
South Sevier 63, Richfield 62: The Rams broke into the win column for the first time in two seasons. South Sevier is 1-11, 1-15; Richfield drops to 7-5 and 9-8.
Salt Lake Lutheran 75, Waterford 64: Marshall Harding scored 24 points and Dan Herrmann added another 18 for the Lynx (3-9, 6-11). Bryan Watabe finished with 18 for Waterford (0-11).