LEHI — Throughout the regular season Skyridge played five overtime games, which paid dividends Friday night in the 6A second round.
No. 4 seed Skyridge made just enough plays down the stretch to hold off No. 13 seed Jordan as it survived for the 55-54 double overtime victory.
“It was a great high school basketball game with two teams battling to the very end. Proud of our kids keeping our composure and making big plays down the wire. We had five overtime games during the regular season which really helped prepare us for tonight,” said Skyridge coach Jeff Gardner.
Braden Housley led the Falcons with 26 points on five 3-pointers, while Trevon Snoddy chipped in with 20 points.
Snoddy hit two free throws with 4.7 seconds remaining in double overtime to give Skyridge the 55-53 lead, and at the other end Jordan only made 1-of-2 free throws with one second left that could’ve tied the game.
Dyson Koehler led the ‘Diggers with 22 points in the loss.
“Give Jordan a lot of credit. Coach Trace Bevell is a great coach and his team was very prepared tonight. We look forward to advancing to the U. and playing a really good Lone Peak team next Wednesday,” said Gardner.
Here’s a recap of the other 6A second round games on Friday:
Lone Peak 87, Corner Canyon 73
Four different Knights scored in double-figures, including Cameron Brimhall (22 points) and Corbin Zentner (20 points) as Lone Peak’s eliminated region foe Corner Canyon in the second round.
Davis 76, Taylorsville 40
Jake Sampson scored 18 points, all off of his six 3-pointers as the Darts took care of business against Taylorsville. Davis dominated the game as they won three different quarters by double-digits.
Westlake 61, Copper Hills 56
Westlake’s 20 point fourth quarter helped it pull away from Copper Hills for the second round win. Noah McCord netted 14 points with three treys.
Fremont 75, Riverton 45
Fremont took care of business, dominating Riverton behind Baylor Harrop’s 17 points in a the battle of the Silverwolves.
West Jordan 51, Herriman 48
A back-and-forth game throughout, but it was ultimately West Jordan who made the plays late in the fourth quarter that were needed to win the game and advance to the next round. The game featured an excellent individual dual between West Jordan’s Logan Prince, who score 22 points, and Herriman’s Bodi Nageli, who record 24 points on seven 3-pointers.
Layton 78, Weber 59
Layton put comfortable space between itself and Weber after a dominant first quarter. The Lancers also got to the free throw line at an exceptional rate, attempting 21 more free throws than Weber. Layton’s duo of Ethan Potter and Jacob Randall combined for 55 total points.
Pleasant Grove 73, Bingham 61
Pleasant grove outscored Bingham 17-9 in the second quarter en route to the 6A second round victory over Bingham as Isaac Vaha led the way with 17 points, and three other players scored in double figures.