Two stars battle back and forth in Skyridge’s win at Herriman
Herriman’s Bodi Nageli and Skyridge’s Duncan Reid had a shootout in which they combined for over 60 points, but it was Reid’s team that prevailed 64-60 in the nonregion game. In the end it was Nageli finished with 36 points and seven triples while Reid had 27, four threes, and walked away with the 64-60 victory.
The Falcons trailed entering the final period but were able to claw back and tie the game with under 60 seconds left. After a defensive stop, one more bucket put them up for good and the No. 4 ranked team in the state escaped with an impressive road win.
Spiers’ 17 points lead Uintah to a win over Ben Lomond
Josh Speirs scored 17 points and continued his streak of hitting at least two 3-pointers in every game this season. Meanwhile Kamon Anderson and Daniel Wright each scored in double-figures in the 54-44 win over Ben Lomond.
The Utes were trailing at halftime by six after a rough defensive second quarter where they allowed 20 points, but a bounce-back third period led to a slim lead before finishing the deal late.
Kekoa Beard dropped 18 points in the loss for the Fighting Scots, Ben Lomond fell to 0-2 in Region 10 play and will visit Stansbury on Friday.
Union picks up first region win over Delta
Koy Rasmussen came off the bench for the Cougars and contributed a double-double in the 49-37 win over Delta. His 10 points and 12 boards played a big role in the victory. Boone Lathem scored five points in each half and added five assists, four rebounds and three steals.
Union outscored the Rabbits by 14 points in the second half, which pushed its record to .500 in region play while this was Delta’s region opener. Rhett Callister hit four shots from downtown in the loss.
Rivalry night doesn’t disappoint in Tooele
The Stallions and Buffaloes battled to a tie through three quarters before Tooele’s Justin Rogers took over in the fourth quarter, leading his team to a big 51-46 win over Tooele. Rogers scored 14 points in the final period and assisted on the other made basket. Two monster dunks put the game away for good.
This was both teams region openers, as Tooele will head to Ogden while Stansbury hosts Ben Lomond. Davis Spaulding was the leading scorer for the Stallions.
Top-ranked Beaver defeats North Sevier on the road
Ky Brown’s 19 points paired with 27 points combined from Jake Eichorn and Crayton Hollingshead pushed the Beavers to a dominating victory over North Sevier, 60-41.
Beaver now has a 9-1 record as they head into region play and has an average margin of victory of 16 points per game as they head into region play with their eyes on a state title.
Bryce Valley scores 77 points in a win over Water Canyon
Quayden Tebbs’ big performance saw him drop 31 points and hit over 83% of his 3-pointers as Bryce Valley rolled to the 77-41 win over Water Canyon. Sergio Vasquez added 19 points and a trio of threes while Treyson Roberts scored 16 points.
Mustangs beat cross-town rival Panthers
Trei Rockhill, Cole Sampson and Hudson Hawes each scored at least 17 points and hit numerous 3s as Crimson Cliffs took down Pine View 63-46.
The Mustangs had a three point lead at halftime but then used a strong run at the beginning of the third quarter to create separation and pick up the first Region 9 victory of the season. Crimson Cliffs is still undefeated on the season as they prepare to head to Desert Hills this weekend in what will be a battle of the top two teams in 4A.