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High school boys basketball: 2A second round recap, Beaver ekes out narrow victory Duchesne

Lower-seeded teams North Sevier and Layton Christian also advanced in the 2A second round

EPHRAIM — In what proved to be the closest game of the 2A second round at Snow College on Saturday, No. 7-seed Beaver did what it needed to “survive and advance,” as coach Joe Hillock put it.

Despite making just 5 of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter, Beaver did enough defensively in the fourth quarter to advance to the 2A quarterfinals with a 50-47 win over Duchesne.

Ky Brown sealed the win for Beaver with a steal in the final seconds that prevented Duchesne from getting off a last-second 3-pointer attempt.

Brown led Beaver with 17 points, while Gavin Davis led Duchesne in the loss with 17 points.

“It was a very tough game. We just made a few plays at the end,” said Hillock.

The Beavers will face No. 2 seed Parowan in the quarterfinals next Thursday at Sevier Valley Center. The teams split the season series, with Beaver winning 43-38 in the regular-season finale last week.

Draper APA 72, Waterford 60

Derek Atkinson poured in 28 points on four 3-pointers and teammate Tyson Chow added 21 as Draper APA used a 14-point advantage in the third quarter to pull away from Waterford for the 2A second-round win.

North Sevier 72, Gunnison Valley 66

Burke Mickelsen’s 23 points and 19 more from Marshall Okerlund paced North Sevier past Gunnison Valley for the 2A second round win. Leading by three at the half, the Wolves used a 20-10 spurt in third quarter to open up a big lead it never relinquished.

Kanab 85, Monticello 47

Sam Orton had a monster game with 28 points, while three other Kanab players also scored in double figures as the Cowboys rolled past Monticello for the 2A second round victory.

Enterprise 58, North Summit 52

Levi Randall scored 12 points to lead a balanced attack for Enterprise as it topped North Summit in the 2A second round. Quinton Jones scored 25 points in the loss for North Summit.

Parowan 87, St. Joseph 55

Max Topham scored 18 of his game-high 28 points in the first half as the Rams jumped out to an early lead and kept rolling the entire game on their way to the 2A second-round win. Shaydon Benson added 17 points for second-seeded Parowan.

Layton Christian 50, Rowland Hall 38

Freshman Solumayne Barro scored 17 points as Layton Christian outscored Rowland Hall 19-12 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the win and avenge two region losses to the Winged Lions.

American Heritage 71, Millard 56

Keba Keita scored 23 points and Connor McKee added 21 more as American Heritage overcame a 20-12 deficit at the end of the first quarter to rally past Millard for the 2A second round win. Tyce Davies had 12 points in the loss to lead Millard.