MONTICELLO 43, DUCHESNE 35: Trailing by four entering the final frame, Monticello seized control and got the win. Sheldon Black led the Buckaroos with 17 points.
PANGUITCH 58, PIUTE 28: After taking just a 10-point edge over No. 2 Piute at the break, Panguitch opened up a 19-0 run over the final minutes of the third and into the first six minutes of the fourth to cruise to the 30-point victory and second straight 1A state championship. Senior guard Catania Holman led all scorers with 18 points while Taylor Bennett and Whittni Orton each added 11 more in the win. 1As leading scorer in Piutes Shaylee Gleave capped off her tremendous tournament play and high-school career with a 15-point performance to lead the Thunderbirds in the loss.
VALLEY 36, BRYCE VALLEY 35: In a back-and-forth affair, Valley bounced back from a dismal four-point third quarter and ended the game on a 13-8 run, led by Heather Roundy and Nicole Heaton, to escape with the one-point victory over Bryce Valley and take home third place. Bryce Valley thought it tied things up at 36-36 with just eight seconds remaining after drilling a key free throw, however, it was waived off due to a lane violation and the visitors hung on for the thrilling win. Heaton finished with a game-high 22 points, while Roundy drilled the go-ahead jumper with 10 seconds remaining and secured the game-sealing rebound in the final seconds.
DUCHESNE 42, RICH 29: Duchesne opened the game on a 13-0 run and outscored Rich 12-4 in the second quarter to take a double-digit lead at the break before sealing the 42-29 victory in the final eight minutes to take home the 1A fifth-place trophy. Mashaylee Giles and Alyssa Nielsen combined for 26 points to anchor the home team.
WAYNE 44, ST. JOSEPH 31: Wayne took an early lead and never look back to take home the 1A sixth-place trophy with a double-digit victory over No. 1 seed St. Joseph. Courtney Jackson and Hannah Ellett combined for 19 points to power the visitors in the win.
3A FIRST ROUND
STANSBURY 46, UINTAH 43: Rachel Prescott banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer as Stansbury rallied past Uintah for the 3A first round victory in overtime. The Stallions battled back from a second-half deficit. Uintahs Mallory Peterson tied the game with a 3-pointer of her own with nine seconds remaining in overtime, but Prescott responded with one of her own.
CARBON 50, PINE VIEW 48: Down by eight with 2:30 to go in the fourth quarter, Carbon employed a press and came back for the stunning win. Three Dinos scored in double figures, led by Lindsey Blancs 13 points.
CEDAR 40, RICHFIELD 38: Javlyn Weaver scored 14 points and Courtney Morley added 10 as Region 9 champion Cedar survived huge scare from Richfield in the first round of the 3A state tournament.
MORGAN 78, TOOELE 67: Lily Henry scored 19 points while teammate Savanna Brooks recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds as Morgan pulled away from Tooele with a strong second half in the first round of the 3A state tournament.
DESERT HILLS 55, NORTH SANPETE 36: After a close first half that saw Desert Hills hold a five-point edge, the Thunder dominated the second half to get the big win. Ashley Beckstrand led the way with 18 points.
JUAB 59, SNOW CANYON 32: Juab controlled the game throughout, breaking things open in the second quarter, to get the win. Four Wasps finished in double figures, led by Rylee Bryans 14 points.
SKY VIEW 43, SKYLINE 32: The Sky View Bobcats earned the 4A state title with an undefeated record. They were led by senior Lindsey Jensen, who scored 23 points and grabbed four rebounds. Olivia Elliss led the Eagles with 9 points and 5 rebounds.
BRIGHTON 49, FREMONT 40: The Bengals defeated the Silver Wolves behind solid defense, great rebounding and a balanced offensive attack. Dani Barton and McCall Christensen each scored 12 points, while Lindsey Johnson added 13 points and five rebounds, while Alyssa Hirschi finished with 8 points and 10 rebounds. Fremont was led by senior Shelbee Molen, who scored 20 points. Rylee Thompson added six points and three rebounds.