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High school girls basketball: Herriman opens season with strong win over Lone Peak in Lealani Falatea’s debut

Lone Peak’s Maile Hunt (42) battles for a ball against Herriman’s Ainzlee Enger (2) in a high school basketball game at Herriman High School in Herriman on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020.
Lone Peak’s Maile Hunt (42) battles for a ball against Herriman’s Ainzlee Enger (2) in a high school basketball game at Herriman High School in Herriman on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020.
Yukai Peng, Deseret News

Heading into the season, many believe Herriman will be one of the top challengers to preseason favorite Fremont, and it backed up those lofty expectations with a strong opening night win on Thursday.

With East-transfer Lealani Falatea leading the way with 17 points, Herriman pulled away from visiting Lone Peak in the fourth quarter for the 55-49 victory.

Lexi Jensen added 12 points for the Mustangs, with Ainzlee Enger chipping in with 11.

The game was tied heading into the fourth quarter, but the Mustangs used a 10-0 run during the quarter to open up a 12-point lead as it tips off the season 1-0.

Lone Peak was led by Kailey Woolston who poured in a game-high 29 points.