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High school girls basketball: Notes and highlights from Tuesday’s slate of games

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Luna sets high school records to defeat APA West Valley

Wendover’s Leslie Luna could not be stopped while setting multiple records against APA West Valley. Luna’s first record was scoring 23 points in a single quarter; the record heading into halftime was scoring 32 points. She finished off the game scoring 55 points including 12 3-pointers. The previous record was 53 points in a single game.  

Uintah blew past Stansbury in Region 10 matchup

After a slow start to the game, Stansbury tried to rally back in the fourth quarter but just fell short. Uintah’s Jordan Woodford netted 19 points and nine from beyond the arc to keep the lead alive. Kenna Gardiner added 12 points and also had three treys.

Epa Tia was the only Stallion to score in double figures with 12 points. 

Desert Hills stuns Hurricane for a fourth quarter surge for the win

The Thunder struck against the Hurricane to take the double-digit win. Hurricane came out of halftime outscoring Desert Hills 16-14, but that surge just wasn’t enough. Desert Hills shut down Hurricane to only allow them to score nine points.

Enid Vaifanua had a game-high 18 points for Desert Hills in the win while teammates Julia Jacobsen, Sa’de Turlington and Alivia Cluff also reached double-digits.

Thunder struck down the Falcons in Region 4 play

After a three-quarter lead, the Skyridge Falcons tried hard in the fourth quarter to take the victory away from the Thunder but their efforts fell short. Westlake only scored nine points in the fourth quarter but held on to the lead to get past Skyridge by three. Jill Lungren and Susan Fano led the Thunder with double-digit scoring. Halle Hester was a beast on the boards with 11 rebounds.  

Ally Blackham had a team-high 17 points, with one trey. Her sister Cambree Blackham scored all nine points from beyond the arc. 

Summit Academy prevails against Hillcrest in nonregion clash

A back-and-forth battle between the first three quarters ended the double-digit quarter scoring by a 15-8 fourth quarter by Summit Academy. Summit Academy also hit 21 of 37 from the stripe. Summit Academy evened out their record of 6-6.

Kayla Hamblin put up 16 points with one trey to lead her team while Ella Christian and Kyrie Alldredge added 15 and 12 points in the win.

Hillcrest’s Olivia Backus finished the game with an impressive 14 points. Alycea McVey added 11 points in the loss.