The high school basketball season officially came to a close at Olympus High School on Friday night with the Utah Basketball Coaches Association senior all-star games.
Not surprisingly, defense was optional.
All three all-star games were very high scoring, with the top classification — 6A, 4A and 2A — prevailing in all three games.
In the final game of the day, the 6A All-Stars outscored the 5A All-Stars by 35 points in the second half to roll to the 150-117 victory.
Kearns’ Emmanuel Andrew led all scorers in the victory with 27 points, 16 which came in the second half. American Fork’s Isaac Johnson added 22 points, with Kearns’ Majok Kuath adding 19.
Olympus’ Jeremy Dowdell, who led the state in scoring this season, with finished 24 points to lead the 5A squad in his final game of the Titans’ court.
In the second game of the day, the 4A All-Stars torched the nets from 3-point range in a dominating 151-121 victory over the 3A All-Stars.
Nine of the 10 4A All-Stars made a 3-pointer as they finished with 27 treys. Lehi’s Kevin Winsor led the way with 27 points and seven 3-pointers, while Juan Diego’s Raimoana Tinirauarii chipped in with 22 points.
The 4A All-Stars scored 46 points in the first quarter — which are 10 minutes in the all-star games.Comment on this story
The 151 points scored is the most at the annual senior all-star games since the 5A North beat the 5A South 159-157 back in 2012.
In the first basketball game of the day, Layton Christian dominated basketball in the 2A landscape this season, so it was only fitting that its players dominated the all-star games.
Lino Saez and Sam Muller both scored 31 points as the 2A All-Stars pulled away from the 1A All-Stars in the fourth quarter for the 110-100 victory.
Panguitch’s Acey Orton scored 22 points to lead the 1A All-Stars, which kept the game close by making 13 3-pointers.