Tom Smart, Deseret News
American Fork celebrates as Alta High School is defeated by American Fork High School 63-60 on a last second 3-point-shot by Sadie Williams in girl's basketball Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Draper, Utah.

Boys basketball


SNOW CANYON 75, CANYON VIEW 60: Both schools rallied, but Snow Canyon took the win after an incredible second half and taking full advantage of their free throws. Brayden Linde scored an outstanding 30 points including three from downtown, while Chandler Giles netted 17.

DESERT HILLS 60, CEDAR 48: After a close three quarters, Desert Hills turned up the heat and rallied for a 16-5 run in the fourth. Tyler Ott and Brandon Simister combined for 25 Thunder points.

DIXIE 45, HURRICANE 42: Dixie managed to get the best of Hurricane in the shootout, as Devin Bennett and Deshon Brown combined for 24 points.


MORGAN 59, BEN LOMOND 51: Boston Saunders led all scorers with 21 points and seven rebounds, and Morgan pulled away in the fourth quarter with a 23-16 run.

OGDEN 58, BEAR RIVER 42: Blake Newman had a great all around game for Ogden, most notably on defense and rebounding. Newman also scored 17 points made seven of eight from the foul line in the fourth quarter. Spencer Smith chipped in 15 of his own, including three 3-point shots.

STANSBURY 57, TOOELE 43: Stansbury never gave up the lead and took full advantage of their time on the free throw line. Stone Tia lead the Stallions with 13 points while Brek Bentley netted 11.


MONTICELLO 78, NAVAJO MOUNTAIN 26: Monticello started the game on a 27-0 run and coasted to the victory from that point. The Buckaroos' scoring was balanced between all players who participated, but Austin Maloy lead the team with 12 points while Chase Doucet was not far behind with 11.


BRYCE VALLEY 54, VALLEY 51: Bryce Valley outscored the home team 22-9 in the fourth quarter, capping off a dramatic comeback in the narrow win. Jake Pearson and Braxton Syrett combined for 31 points.

MILFORD 57, DIAMOND RANCH 52: Milford nudged their way to the win with a strong start and a productive third quarter. Braxton Davis shined on the court with 13 points including two from downtown, while Jacob Swanson netted 12.

PANGUITCH 81, ESCALANTE 35: Escalante couldn't keep up as Panguitch opened the game with a 27-10 first half. Tyce Barney wowed the crowd with 25 points including two from behind the arc, while Tom Adams dished out 15.

PIUTE 53, WAYNE 50: Cash Newby combined for 27 points, including five 3-pointers to help Piute to a narrow region win. Taylor Albrecht grabbed 10 rebounds and netted 13 points for Wayne.


MOUNTAIN CREST 67, GRANGER 42: Mountain Crest had the lead from the beginning and sealed the win with a powerful fourth quarter. Tyler Crosbie shined on the court with 17 points including one from behind the arc, while Famafili Pututau netted 16.

WASATCH 56, PAYSON 50: Wasatch used a 7-point lead at halftime to pace themselves for the upset win. Cale Strong netted 15 points to lead the Wasps.

MAPLE MOUNTAIN 56, PLEASANT GROVE 53: Maple Mountain got off to a slow start this season but a win on the road over PG may be a sign that the Golden Eagles are starting to right the ship. KJ Hall led the winning effort with 17 points while Nate Guymon chipped in 10 of his own. Pleasant Grove had a chance to push the game in to overtime with a good look from 3-point land but could not connect.

WEST JORDAN 91, CYPRUS 39: West Jordan continued it's winning ways with a blowout victory. The Jaguars shot a brilliant 23-for-30 from the free throw line, and teammates Jaden Jackson and Jordan Loveridge each scored 26 points.

SYRACUSE 53, VIEWMONT 52: The Titans trailed by nine at the half but managed to erase the deficit quickly by scoring 23 points in the third quarter. Viewmont rallied back in the fourth but Syracuse had enough left in the tank to hold off the Vikings and preserve the narrow victory. Brock Anderson highlighted the winning effort with 12 points. Michael Phelps also played a significant role for the Titans, scoring all nine of his points from behind the arc.

LOGAN 55, UINTAH 39: The Grizzlies will have a pleasant trip back to Cache Valley after taking a long road trip to play Uintah. Joe Bennion and Jordan Larsen each played well as the pair scored 14 and 12 points, respectively. However it was Russell Murphy who highlighted the winning effort with a game-high 19 points.

LEHI 62, HUNTER 51: Four players scored in double figures for Lehi, and the home team used a 19-12 third quarter run to pick up another win to move to 8-2.

WATERFORD 50, GUNNISON 43: Waterford put together a strong second half to topple Gunnison. Seth Monson led the Ravens with 23 points while his brother, Alec Monson, contributed 12. The pair combined to knock down seven 3-pointers.

CARBON 72, GRAND 40: Clay Finkbiner drained four treys for the Dinos, while Jordan Blanc had a game-high 19 points as Carbon led 47-14 at halftime.

WEBER 56, BONNEVILLE 47: Weber kept its impressive season rolling behind Hayden Schenck's 19 and Justin Nielsen's 14 points. Dylan Rodgers also had a hot hand with three 3-point shots.

MILLARD 75, TINTIC 40: Millard took the win with an explosive second and third quarter. Jesse Rhodes wowed the crowd with 20 points including two from downtown, while Joel Swallow netted 19.

SOUTH SEVIER 69, PAROWAN 46: South Sevier won the battle of the Rams with a lopsided victory on their home floor. Kaden King was on fire, hitting four 3-point shots on his way to scoring 22 points. Race Parsons and Austin Clark added 17 and 14 points, respectively, to South Sevier's total.

EMERY 63, UNION 54: Emery dominated the free throw line, shooting 30-for-40 to help down Union. Dallin Cologie finished with 21 points, 12 of them free throws, to lead Emery.

RICHFIELD 43, BEAVER 40: Richfield survived an upset minded team from Beaver in a game that featured five lead changes in the fourth quarter alone. Tyler Anderson torched the nets with 25 points to lead Richfield. Josh Henry also played a big role in the victory, hitting two clutch free-throws with 20 seconds left on the clock to give the Rebels a three-point lead. Beaver had a shot at the buzzer to tie the game but could not connect.

DUGWAY 42, ST. JOSEPH 37: Nathaniel Broadhead scorched the nets for 23 points, and Dugway used a 17-10 first quarter lead to cruise along for the win.

SKY VIEW 62, HIGHLAND, IDAHO 55: Jalen Moore and Casey Oliverson combined for 40 points, and Sky View held off a late rally to earn the win at home.

AMERICAN LEADERSHIP 70, MAESER PREP 57: McKay Bowman scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, recording the double-double to help ALA to the victory. Landon Garner netted 25 points in the Maeser defeat.

MANTI 59, ROWLAND HALL 28: Jamen Miller went off for 23 points, including five 3-pointers to lead Manti to a road victory. The Templars were able to hold Rowland Hall to under 10 points in each quarter.

NORTH SEVIER 60, SOUTH SUMMIT 43: North Sevier torched the net in the first quarter which helped it to a 17-point victory. Colton Robins lead the Wolves with 18 points while Dakota Shepherd netted 13.

PINNACLE 62, CONCORDIA PREP 51: MJ Taberna netted 21 points for Pinnacle, and a 23-8 second quarter run helped the Panthers to victory over struggling Concordia Prep.

Girls basketball

WASATCH 47, SPANISH FORK 36: Wasatch thrived when the Dons were at its lowest, giving them the leap they needed for the win. Arylynn Robinson chipped in 16 points while Riley Gagon added 13 to the board.

JORDAN 47, NORTHRIDGE 40: Jordan turned up the pressure in the fourth quarter, rallying for a 24-13 run to pick up a much needed win. Abbie Bird led the Beetdiggers with 17 points.

AMERICAN FORK 63, ALTA 60: Sadie Williams was the hero after nailing a 3-point shot at the buzzer to lift American Fork over the Hawks.

LOGAN 61, HIGHLAND 29: Logan took advantage of struggling Highland, holding the Rams scoreless in the fourth quarter. Megan Ellis finished with 15 points to lead the Grizzlies.

JUAN DIEGO 43, EAST 42: Juan Diego came out on top of this nail-biter on the road. Dominique Mills lead the Soaring Eagle with 14 points while Monique Mills netted 13.

WEST RIDGE ACADEMY 35, WENDOVER 32: Jacueline Cleveland and Brittney Stalnaker combined for 30 points as the Fighting Eagles held on to an early 8-2 lead.