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High school girls basketball: Notes and highlights from Tuesday’s games — Ridgeline takes down Mountain Crest to set up Region 11 championship game

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Logan bounces back from rough stretch to beat Bear River

After losing their two previous games, the Grizzlies were able to pick up the much needed 55-46 win. The win keeps Logan alive in Region 11 as the season winds down.

Logan hit 10 three-pointers including five from Amber Kartchner and two apiece from Taylor Rose and Izabelle Rudd. Those three Grizzlies finished with a combined 42 points.

Ridgeline takes down Mountain Crest to set up Region 11 championship game

The RiverHawks built a lead throughout the first 24 minutes, reaching the end of the third period with a 41-19 lead. They would go on to win the game 50-30 behind a terrific performance from Haley Anderson. She finished the night with 14 points, six rebounds, two assists and three steals. 

The win pushed Ridgeline to 7-2 in region play, tying them on top of the group with Logan. Both teams finish their season on Thursday night when the Grizzlies head to Ridgeline where the winner will walk away with an 8-2 record and a region championship heading into the state tournament. It would be the RiverHawks third straight region title while Logan is looking for their first since 2018. The first matchup was won 64-54 by the Grizzlies in Logan on February 2nd.

Lone Peak keeps pace with win over Corner Canyon

Lone Peak’s offense scored 22 points in the first quarter as they dominated their way to 64-51 win that keeps them atop of the Region 4 standings. The Knights used a balanced attack as four players scored between eight and 11 points behind Kailey Woolston’s team leading 20 points. 

Elina Mortensen finished with 18 points and two shots from downtown for the Chargers. They drop to 11-11 on the season and will wrap up regular season play with a game at American Fork.

Skyridge leaves Pleasant Grove with win and ticket to Region 4 championship game

The Falcons made key plays down the stretch to escape a tough road game with a 47-39 win over Pleasant GroveIt was a tight game throughout with neither team being able to get up by more than three points for most of the game. Heather Hamson’s size gave Skyridge some trouble, but the Falcons defense was just too good, holding the Vikings to just 39 points on the night. They have a team goal to hold their opponent to under 40 points and are now 7-0 when doing so. 

Jade Wallace had a big game, she knocked down four three-pointers but it was Teagan Gray’s four point play in the fourth quarter that gave the Falcons their first breathing room of the game.

The win sets up a Lone Peak at Skyridge game on Friday night where the winner will walkaway with the Region 4 championship. Skyridge took down the Knights at Lone Peak on January 29th in their first matchup.

Tooele beats Cedar Valley in tight battle

Tooele struggled out of the gate, trailing 14-6 after the first period, but they didn’t allow a field goal to be made in the second quarter as they gained a four point lead by halftime. A solid second half helped them escape with a 36-35 win.

Aysha Lewis led the Buffaloes with 14 points and knocked down a three-pointer while Cedar Valley had a trio of shooters keep them in the game. Madison Leathem, Taylor Miyasaki, and Naomi Nicholson all hit a pair of three-pointers for the Aviators. 

Timpanogos edges out Alta on senior night

Timpanogos turned a one-point halftime lead into a one-point victory by a score of 53-52 as boh teams left points at the free throw line. The Timberwolves only attempted eight free throws, making three of them while the Hawks shot 42% from the line on a solid 26 attempts. In the end it was TImpanogos shot making that led them to the win.

Summer Christensen had a monster game, she finished with 16 points (three three-pointers), eight boards, seven times and picked up six steals in the win. Brinlee McRae dropped 23 points in the loss. 

Timpanogos will wrap up their season at Lehi, who won the Region 7 championship while Alta will welcome Mountain Ridge on Friday night in their final game.