Here's a look at the top six prep basketball games happening from Tuesday, Jan. 26 to Saturday, Jan. 30:
1. Boys basketball — No. 1 Lone Peak (13-3) at No. 5 Westlake (13-1), Tuesday at 7 p.m. Region 4 has been super competitive, with frequent one-possession games. The Knights, who are undefeated in region play, have won their last two games by four and two points. Led by Maizen Fausett and Asa McCord, Westlake has just one loss this season.
2. Boys basketball — No. 10 Pleasant Grove (11-3) at No. 7 Lehi (10-5), Friday at 7 p.m. This game's meaning could change depending on how the two teams fair Tuesday, but for now it looks like a separation game as Region 4 sorts itself out. Pleasant Grove has taken Lone Peak and Westlake down to the wire. Lehi is coming off a win over American Fork.
3. Girls basketball — Pleasant Grove (9-5) at No. 5 American Fork (10-6), Tuesday at 7 p.m. Malli Valgardson and the Vikings bring their 4-1 region record to the 5-0 Cavemen, who haven't lost a game since before Christmas. Taylor Moeaki has scored 18 or more in three straight for American Fork.
4. Girls basketball — No. 14 Snow Canyon (15-1) at Desert Hills (8-7), Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Warriors (4-0) and Thunder (3-1) battle it out for first place in Region 9. Madison Mooring leads Snow Canyon with 16.7 points per game, while Ashley Beckstrand scores 22.3 points per contest for Desert Hills.
5. Boys basketball — North Sevier (12-4) at Emery (14-1), Friday at 7 p.m. Ranked No. 5 and No. 1 respectively in 2A, the Wolves and Spartans rematch after Emery pulled out a nine-point win on Jan. 15. That's the closest Region 15 game the Spartans (5-0) have played. Trevor Okerlund had 20 points for the Wolves in that one, and is looking for an even bigger performance this time around.
6. Girls basketball — Spanish Fork (9-6) at No. 10 Springville (13-2), Friday at 5:15 p.m. It's a tight race in the Region 8 standings with Springville and Maple Mountain at 5-1 in region play and Salem Hills and Spanish Fork at 4-2. This one provides a big opportunity for the Dons, who have won four out of five since losing to the Red Devils by 13 on Jan. 5.