TYLER BRIMHALL, Logan, basketball: This senior is starting to hit his stride at just the right time.
In the first two games of region play (both Logan losses), Brimhall was bottled up by opposing defenses and scored just 10 ppg. Over the course of Logan's current five-game winning streak, however, Brimhall has been virtually unstoppable.
Over those five wins, Brimhall has been averaging 23.2 points, 3.2 3-pointers and 5.8 rebounds.
In last Friday's critical 48-46 win over Sky View, Brimhall scored 21 points on five 3-pointers to go along with his team-leading eight rebounds.
"Tyler Brimhall is an unbelievable scorer," said Logan coach Logan Brown after one of Logan's wins during its winning streak.
Heading into the home stretch of Region 5 play, Brimhall ranks fourth in 4A in scoring at 19.5 ppg. The Grizzlies are tied with Mountain Crest for first place in region.
As a junior last year, Brimhall averaged 17.1 ppg and was named a Deseret News second team all-stater.
HILLARY WEIXLER, Skyline, girls basketball: It's hard to miss Hillary Weixler's contributions to the Skyline Eagles' success.
"Statistically, she leads us in points and steals and rebounds," said Skyline head coach Lynette Schroeder. "She contributes on both the offensive and defensive ends."
Weixler's strength on defense is her ability to get into passing lanes.
"She's really good at anticipating the pass," Schroeder said. "That's why she's leading in steals for us. And offensively, she continues to take the basket to the basket, and even if she misses, she gets her rebound and continues to fight. She's definitely a fighter."
Also a soccer player, Weixler is averaging 10.5 points per game, but she scored 14 points in the team's win over Olympus.
"She isn't really vocal, but she gets out there and works had in practice and that translates into a game," the coach said. "She's always giving it her all."