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LEHI’S MANY SOLUTIONS OVERCOME WASATCH

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Each quarter Lehi had a different surprise in store for Wasatch.

In the first quarter of Wednesday night's game, the Pioneers used the inside game of Clint Smith and Tyler Turner to build a 15-9 lead.In the second quarter Lehi's starting center Lance Magnusson left the game after picking up two quick fouls, but his younger brother Luke stepped forward and scored six points.

Lance then returned in the third quarter to score five points and grab five rebounds, helping Lehi outscore Wasatch 19-10 and break open a close game.

In the fourth quarter, Braden Cooper broke loose for seven points, and Mike Christofferson, who was solid all game, added five points.

Altogther it was a dizzying combination that thumped Wasatch 73-56 and give top-ranked Lehi sole possession of Region 10.

"On this team we have four or five guys who can step it up," said Lehi coach Dave Fillimoehala. " For us it's a luxury - teams can't key on one of two players."

The Pioneers, who have four players averaging 10 points or more for the season, got scoring out of six players in the first quarter to build a 15-9 lead.

Wasatch fought back and got the best of Lehi in the second quarter as the Wasps took their first lead of the game at 24-23 on a Brady Farr bucket. But Wasatch couldn't hold the led. Cooper followed up his missed shot and scored to give Lehi the lead again. Turner then added a pair of free throws, and Christofferson scored four straight points off steals to give the Pioneers a 30-26 lead at the half.

Lehi then broke the game open with a 9-0 run to start the third quarter on baskets from Cooper, Smith, and Lance Magnusson. Christofferson added a free throw and a layup off a fast break started with a Lance Magnusson block.

Christofferson finished with 14 points and five steals. Smith also had 14, Cooper had 13 and Lance Magnusson added 10.

Farr and Carl Berg kept Wasatch close. Berg led the Wasps with 17 points. Farr added 16 points to go along with five rebounds and two steals.

In other prep action:

Region 5

Bear River 77, Ogden 65: Ogden managed to stay with Bear River for four quarters, but in the extra period the Bears outscored the Tigers 19-7. Jared White had 16 points, one of four Tigers in double figures.

Ben Lomond 65, Logan 59: The Scots survived a Grizzlies fourth quarter rally for their second region win. Steve Burgess poured in 29 points while Josh Salvo added 19. Burgess, a seven footer, worked the boards and was dominant inside.

Box Elder 65, Mountain Crest 60 OT: Box Elder pulled out an overtime victory after a fourth-quarter Mountain Crest rally. Both team struggled with players on the bench with foul trouble.

Region 8

Provo 68, Payson 60: Jeremy Frampton and McKelley Wesley combined for 38 points to key a Bulldog victory.

Timpview 69, Springville 62: The Thunderbirds snagged a road victory with a solid team effort. The win is the first for Timpview in region play.

Spanish Fork 68, Pleasant Grove 56: The Dons overcame an eight-point deficit to start the final quarter, with Brady Banks scoring 12 of his 16 total points in Spanish Fork's 32-point fourth period.

Region 10

Richfield 55, Delta 38: The Wildcats coasted after jumping to a 30-17 halftime lead. Wes Costa tallied 13 points to earn game high honors.

Union 64, Uintah 62: Uintah missed a shot with eight seconds left giving Union a two-point home victory. Jeff Davenport recorded 21 points to lead the Cougars.

Region 12

Gunnison 62, Morgan 56: Gunnison improved to 8-6 in region play thanks in part to Nathan King's 20 point performance.

Region 14 East

Meridian 69, Tintic 52: Steve Wood paced Meridian with 17 points, 14 rebounds and five steals to improve the Mongoose record to 5-4 in region play.

Dugway 78, Wendover 50: Dugway handed Wendover its first loss in region thanks to Jed Kelly's 28 points. The Mustangs were keyed by a 21-5 second quarter advantage.

Non-region games

Rowland Hall 83, Mount Vernon: The Winged Lions burried the Patriots in the first quarter when all five starters started hot. Mike Billings led the way with 23 points in the game.

Park City 71, Rich 56: A 24-7 advantage in the second quarter pushed helped the Miners trounce the Rebels. Travis Bauer recorded 17 points for Park City.

Girls games

Region 10

Union 66, Uintah 46: Union's guards dominated play on both defense and offense. Jenni Nelson scored 16 and teammate Jenny Warry 15 for the Cougars.

Wasatch 53, Lehi 35: Carrie Summerhays, Tasha Widdeson and Linsey Daybell each scored 12 points to help the Wasps cruise by the Pioneers.

Region 15

Valley 64, Panquitch 38: The Buffaloes crunched the Bobcats with a 36-11 halftime advantage. Caroline Heaton led the way with 16 points.

Non-region games

Enterprise 61, Lincoln, NV 57: In an extra period, Enterprise dropped their neighbors from the West behind 24 points from Jenny Holt.