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High school basketball: Kanab advances by knocking off San Juan in 2A girls first round

CEDAR CITY — Behind a very impressive first and fourth quarter, Kanab's girls basketball team punched its ticket to next week's 2A girls quarterfinals with a 49-38 victory over San Juan on Friday morning at Southern Utah University.

Kanab (12-8) advances to face North Summit (12-9) at 4:10 p.m. at the Sevier Valley Center next Thursday.

The Cowgirls jumped out to a 14-4 lead after the first quarter, but San Juan methodically chipped away and only trailed 34-29 entering the fourth quarter. The Broncos lost steam, however, down the stretch as Kanab prevailed thanks in large part to Samantha Houston's 19 points.

San Juan was led by Jolene Kirk's 13 points, with Kelsi Meyer chipping in 11.

NORTH SUMMIT 52, MILLARD 41: The Braves jumped out to a big 30-13 halftime lead and coasted to the victory. Kylee Adams led the way for North Summit with 15 points, with teammate Hayley Richins chipping in 12 points.

ENTERPRISE 58, ROWLAND HALL 11: In a game that got ugly quickly, Enterprise never looked back after jumping out to a 17-0 first quarter advantage. Jodi Williams and Tressa Lyman combined for 23 points to lead the Wolves.

NORTH SEVIER 50, WATERFORD 31: Sydney Asper and McKinzie Robins combined for 32 points as the Wolves outscored the Ravens 32-9 in the middle quarters to advance.

LAYTON CHRISTIAN 57, PAROWAN 50: Jasmine Porter scored 28 points, including 16 in the second half, to lead Layton Christian over the Rams. Rickie Warr finished with 13 points in the loss for the Rams.

SOUTH SEVIER 55, CROSS CREEK 14: The Rams cruised into the quarterfinals on a night when 13 different players scored for the Rams, led by Kayla King's 13 points.

BEAVER 58, GUNNISON 13: As expected, the Beavers dominated the winless Bulldogs for the easy victory. Beaver had 13 different players score, with none scoring in double figures.

GRAND 46, SOUTH SUMMIT 37: The Red Devils outscored South Summit 24-16 in the middle two quarters en route to a surprising upset. Shelby Dalton led the way for Grand with 16 points, while Rachel Garrett contributed 10.