Because Lynn Dalton was at the right spot at the right time Thursday, the Beaver boys basketball team advanced to the 2A semifinals at SUU's Centrum.
After Morty Marshall missed a shot, Dalton grabbed the offensive rebound and put it in with four seconds to go in the extra session to give the Beavers a 59-58 overtime win over Gunnison in the quarterfinal action.Dalton topped Beaver with 16 points, and Marshall added 12. Rory Hansen had 20 points to lead Gunnison, which rallied from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
The win pits Beaver against Juab in tonight's 7:30 semifinal. North Sevier faces top-ranked Grantsville at 9 p.m.
JUAB 64, DUCHESNE 49: Trevor Casper sparked the Wasps into the semis by scoring 22 points. Dustin Grant scored 18 for Duchesne.
GRANTSVILLE 76, ENTERPRISE 52: Isaac Butler led six Cowboy double-figure scorers with 15 points in the easy quarterfinal win for the No. 1-ranked team.
N. SEVIER 58, N. SUMMIT 53: The two-time defending champion Wolves held onto their lead despite a two-minute outburst in the fourth quarter that saw the Braves score 20 points.
Juniors Ameen Shaheen and Brett Wanlass scored 16 apiece for North Sevier. Josh Rees also had 16 for North Summit.
Girls 2A Tournament
ENTERPRISE 46, JUAB 40: Led by Tana Shurtliff, the upset-minded Wolves pulled off a shocking victory over No. 1-ranked Juab. Shurtliff scored 16 points to top Enterprise, which played San Juan in the semifinals today at 2:30 p.m.
SAN JUAN 41, PAROWAN 38: Heather Jensen scored two of her 11 points from the free-throw line with seven seconds left to clinch the win for the Broncos.
NORTH SEVIER 50, MILLARD 48: North Sevier completed a rally with two Angie Hawkins free throws with three seconds left for the win. Hawkins, who finished with 22 points, helped the Wolves come back after trailing by 11 in the fourth quarter.
North Sevier faced Beaver in the semifinals today at 1 p.m.
BEAVER 78, ALTAMONT 48: Shannon Bradshaw fired in 23 points to lead a group of 13 Beavers who scored for the four-time defending champions.