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High school girls basketball: Notes and highlights from Thursday’s games — Logan wins Region 11 title game over Ridgeline

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Logan wins Region 11 title game over Ridgeline

In a high stakes, winner-take-all matchup, Logan prevailed over crosstown rival Ridgeline by a score of 59-44 to become Region 11 champions. 

Logan’s Amber Kartchner produced yet another great game for the Grizzlies, finishing with 24 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Logan excelled at moving the ball all night and finished with 15 assists as a team. 

After winning the region title last season, Ridgeline couldn’t pull off the repeat. Logan showed significant improvement in region this season, finishing with a record of 8-2 after going just 4-6 in region last season.

Kearns clinches sole Region 2 title with big win over Taylorsville

Having already clinched at least a share of the Region 2 title, the Kearns Cougars needed to get one more win in order to claim the title for themselves. With a 70-50 win over Taylorsville Thursday night, Kearns became the sole champion of Region 2 with a regional record of 7-3.

“I’m so proud of our girls’ mental approach all season,” Kearns coach Andrew Walker said. “We were ready for tonight. We finally had a hot start and never looked back.”

Led by 20 points from Tayah Parker, Kearns featured four different players in double-figure scoring. Parker came through in the big game after being held scoreless the last time Kearns faced Taylorsville. 

Herriman and Lehi finish undefeated in region play

The Herriman Mustangs had already clinched the Region 3 title heading into Thursday night’s game against Riverton, but after a 66-35 win over the Silverwolves, Herriman finished undefeated in region play. 

After clinching its first region title in school history, an already historic season became even more historic for Herriman as it finished the season with a state record for team 3-pointers made in a season with 175.

Elsewhere, in Region 7, the Lehi Pioneers also finished their region season undefeated after defeating Timpanogos 50-34, improving to 11-0. The Pioneers celebrated by cutting down the nets in front of a sellout, albeit limited, student crowd. 

Lehi’s Macie and Maddie Warren both recorded their 1000th career points in the game.

“This is an experienced group of girls that is excited for the chance to keep our win streak going. We’re looking for 4 more games and we know it will be tough, but we feel ready,” Lehi head coach Sean Seastrand said.

Tooele comes out on top over Uintah in a low scoring affair

With a scoreline that looks more like a result of a half or even a quarter, the Tooele Buffaloes defeated Uintah by a score of 23-21. 

Trailing after the first half, the Tooele defense stepped up and held Uintah to just six points in the second half. 

“Great defensive effort by the girls tonight,” Tooele coach Randy Goss said. “Uintah is a tough place to play.”

Pine View survives upset scare against rival Dixie

Playing at home, on senior night, Pine View used a strong second half performance to defeat Dixie 42-37 despite trailing at halftime. Averi Papa led Pine View with 22 crucial points in a game where both teams struggled to shoot the ball efficiently.

Pine View coach Ben Luce said that he was grateful that his team made the defensive plays they did in the second half to secure the win. Pine View held Dixie to 13 points in the second half and only five points in the fourth quarter.

Pine View finished the regular season 12-2 in region and 19-2 overall.