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High school boys basketball: 2A second round recap — top seeds march into quarterfinals

Enterprise 61, American Heritage 50

Tyler Hiatt scored 14 points while Mathew Bowler and Breckon Nelson each added 11 points as Enterprise clinched their berth to the state quarterfinals. The Wolves outscored American Heritage 16-3 in the first period and then the teams played even the rest of the game.

North Summit 78, Altamont 56

Treyson Pace had 34 points and 14 rebounds while Quinton Jones added 14 points and 13 rebounds in North Summit’s dominating win over Altamont. The Braves dominated the paint and it led to a blowout victory that puts them on a path to play Enterprise in the quarterfinals.

Beaver 54, North Sevier 27

Ky Brown’s 20 points paired with a 24-10 blitzing start led the Beavers to a playoff victory over North Sevier. Beaver is the top ranked team in the field and will look to continue their title chase when they play Gunnison Valley in the quarterfinals.

Gunnison Valley 53, Kanab 52

Gunnison was able to flip a one-point deficit into a one-point victory with a fourth quarter performance that allows them to go to Richfield for the final rounds of the state tournament. Only five different Bulldogs scored, but four finished in double figures, including Janzen Keisel who scored 17. Gunnison will take on Beaver on Monday morning.

Layton Christian 68, Millard 49

Nobody from Layton Christian Academy scored more than 11 points as a very balanced attack of 12 Eagles scoring led the way to victory. Layton Christian will take on Monticello in the quarterfinals after the Buckaroos upset Duchesne.

Monticello 49, Duchesne 44

Montciello was the only double-digit seed to find their way to the quarterfinals among the three classifications that played on Friday night. The Buckaroos did so by scoring just under half of their points in the fourth quarter alone. The 22-17 fourth-quarter advantage turned a tie game into an upset victory. Cory Bunker led Monticello with 23 points, all of them coming from inside the arc.

Parowan 93, Utah Military 41

After UMA’s upset of West Valley APA in the first round, they fell on Friday night to the third ranked Rams. Parowan was able to score 75 points over the first three periods in an offensive performance that showed why they are considered a contender for the state championship. Krue Stubbs scored the most points in the game, finishing with 28 to go along with four rebounds and a pair of steals.

Draper APA 77, Rowland Hall 62

Draper APA scored at least 20 points in each of the final three quarters of the game, this ended up giving them the separation they needed as they clinched their ticket to final stage of the State Tournament. They will meet Parowan in the quarterfinals on Monday afternoon.