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High school girls basketball: 4A second round recap — No. 13 Bear River upsets No. 4 Green Canyon

Juan Diego hosts Hurricane in a 4A girls basketball game on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.
Juan Diego hosts Hurricane in a 4A girls basketball game on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.
Annie Barker, Deseret News

4A Playoffs

Juan Diego 37, Hurricane 33

Juan Diego overcame a goose in the second quarter to rally past Hurricane for the 4A second round win. Kira Rhay led all scorers with 14 points, and it was her three 3-pointers in the third quarter that got the struggling Soaring Eagle offense going.

Pine View 65, Ogden 41

Pine View was the home team and won 65-41. They will take on Cedar in the quarterfinals on Monday night. Averi Papa led the Panthers with 20 points, with Alex Olson chipping in with 18.

Bear River 47, Green Canyon 44

Bear River lost to Green Canyon by six points and three points in region play, but in the 4A second round on Friday the No. 13 seed Bears got sweet redemption with an impressive road victory. Bear River had great balanced scoring, with Lyza Pebley leading the way with 11 points and Olivia Taylor adding 10.

Logan 60, Canyon View 45

Logan beat Canyon View thanks to a quick start in each half, as a 37-12 advantage in the first and third quarters gave them plenty of room to close each half. Amber Kartchner scored 27 points and Taylor Rose had 17 in the win. The Grizzlies will play Bear River in quarterfinals. Logan beat them twice in the regular season, including by nine points at home just over a week ago.

Desert Hills 64, Dixie 41

No. 2 seed Desert Hills rolled past region foe Dixie for the easy 4A second round win as it outscored the Flyers in all four quarters. Julia Jacobsen led the way for Desert Hills with 16 points, with Shailee Bundy chipping in with 15.

Ridgeline 52, Uintah 42

Ridgeline picked up its first state tournament win of the year by taking down Uintah. Haley Anderson led the RiverHawks offense, as she finished with 15 points and five assists. Ridgeline will head to Richfield as one of the favorites to walk away with a state championship.

Sky View 51, Cedar Valley 27

Sky View’s defense held the Aviators to under 30 points as the Bobcats picked up the second round win. Gracie Rigby led all scorers with 14 points. Sky View will travel to Ridgeline for the quarterfinal matchup. The Bobcats lost at Ridgeline a month ago by six points, but were able to take it down 48-32 at home back on February 11.

Cedar City 37, Tooele 26

Cedar City picked up its first win of the state tournament with an impressive victory over Tooele. Cedar’s team defense and Emery Harrison’s 14 points led the way. The Reds will take on Pine View in the quarterfinals. The Panthers won both regular season matchups, but Cedar got the edge in last year’s state title game in what will be an anticipated matchup.