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American Fork's late run leads to win over Vikings

PLEASANT GROVE — American Fork and Pleasant Grove played virtually even for most of the game at Pleasant Grove High School Tuesday night until the Cavemen pulled away at the end.

The Cavemen played as a team, and they did not have one specific guy who they went to; it was a total team effort as American Fork won 69-62.

Spencer Johnson led American Fork with 21 points, while teammate Dallin Harley added 20 points.

Riley Court, on the other hand, helped Pleasant Grove maintain its small lead for almost the whole game, scoring a game-high 23 points for the Vikings. But a fourth quarter run for American Fork got the Cavemen the win.

The Cavemen took their first lead of the game late in the third quarter on a Brendan Bailey jump shot, but the Vikings got the lead right back and had a 50-47 lead going into the fourth quarter.

After a Vikings bucket, Johnson hit a big 3-pointer to start the fourth quarter, and Harley tied the game at 52 with a baseline jumper. After a couple of buckets from both teams, Brayden Harris hit a clutch 3-pointer to extent AF's lead to 57-54, but PG came right back to cut AF's lead to 1.

From then on out it was a game of free throws and defense, and those two things won the game for American Fork.

Johnson and Harley made four free throws apiece down the stretch, and Pleasant Grove could not find the bottom of the net enough times to keep them in it.

With the win, American Fork sweeps the season series against Pleasant Grove. The Cavemen won the first matchup at home, 67-47.

The Vikings (15-4, 5-3) will go on the road to play Lehi Friday, while American Fork (12-7, 6-2) will play Lone Peak at UVU Tuesday.