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High school girls basketball: Notes and highlights from Tuesday’s games

Northridge beats Weber behind big third-quarter run

The Knights found themselves down by seven at halftime, but they came out of the break and scored 16 of their 28 points in the third period. This flipped the game in their favor and led them to a 28-25 win. Northridge was up by two with less than a minute to go when Madison Hosino sank a pair of free throws to secure the Knights’ first home win of the season.

Ellisa Collazo led the team in scoring, as she netted seven points off the bench and added eight rebounds. Kaylee Hess also finished with seven points and a pair of assists. Coach Chris Smith credited the win to the Knights’ aggressive defense, especially in the frontcourt.

Logan defends home court against Ridgeline in battle among Top 5 teams

The Grizzlies dominated the middle part of the game, outscoring the RiverHaws 43-28 in the middle two periods on their way to a 64-54 win. Both teams had previously been undefeated in region play. Logan now has the inside edge, but these two teams will meet again on the final day of the regular season in what could end up being a region championship.

Amber Kartchner scored 29 points and was a force defensively as she finished with seven steals and four blocks. Alec Kennington netted two big three-pointers and Amelia Garren stepped up off the bench when starters got in foul trouble.

Viewmont rallies late to pick up win at Box Elder

Despite playing hard defensively the whole game, Viewmont got outplayed the first three quarters and found itself down by seven points heading into the final period. Off the charts energy led by Emma Lindsey led to a 15-3 final period, however, as the Vikings picked up the 48-43 win.

Box Elder fell just short despite a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds from Tegan Mecham. Annika Quayle had nine points and 10 rebounds of her own.

“She simply would not let us lose,” Viewmont coach Roger Farnsworth said of Lindsey’s performance. “She displayed one of the greatest athletic efforts I’ve ever seen in 35 years of coaching. She is an inspiring human that I am proud and thankful to coach.”

Kanab edges out Beaver in Region 18 battle

After Kanab’s loss to Enterprise last Thursday night, both teams entered the game at 4-1 in region play knowing that the winner would have control of the region crown. The defensive battle ended with Kanab leaving Beaver with a 34-33 victory.

Grayce Glover was the difference in this one. She led her team on both ends and finished with 14 points and a pair of 3-pointers. Rylie Staton knocked down three big shots from downtown to help Kanab close the game. Kenzlee Carter led the Beavers with 11 points.

Kanab hosts Parowan and then goes to Millard next Tuesday, and wins in both games will clinch the program’s first region title since 2017.

Jordan edges out Riverton

After trailing by one point heading into the final period, the Beetdiggers used a 19-12 fourth quarter to take down the Silverwolves 59-53. Most of the damage came from the big three of Lea Afu, Fui Niumeitolu, and Ashlie Sperry. Those three combined to score 50 points, with Afu’s 20 leading the way.

Annabelle Christensen led Riverton with 19 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Silverwolves struggled from the free throw line, finishing just 7 of 15 compared to Jordan’s 23 of 32.

“Riverton brings the pressure and plays extremely hard,” Jordan coach Tallon Robertson said. “We knew we had to be strong with the ball and limit our turnovers. KarLei Monson is one of our senior leaders and as the point guard she handled pressure with great poise and helped lead us to a much needed win in a tough region.”

Springville win streak hits 11 games with win over Wasatch

Springville moved to 9-0 in region play with a 47-22 win over the Wasps. A blitzing 14-2 first quarter paved the way and the Red Devils never looked back. They used a balanced scoring attack as Lauryn Deede, Ellie Esplin, Kayla Jackson and Addisyn Johnson all finished with between nine and 11 points.

The Red Devils will visit Payson and then host Provo as their quest for a 14-0 record in region continues.

Delta keeps pace with win over Juab

The Rabbits stayed at just one loss in Region 14 play with a 42-34 win over the Wasps. Delta was able to just slowly grow its lead throughout the game with a great defensive first half followed by an offensive second half.

Quincee Allred scored 13 points to lead the way while Haylee Christensen and Jadee Dutson each added eight points.

Deseret Hills and Pine View inch closer to massive showdown

Deseret Hills beat Crimson Cliffs 57-30 behind a 29-8 first half. Shailee Bundy scored 14 points and Enid Vaifanua added nine points and a 3-pointer. The Thunder moved to 13-2 and 9-0 in Region 9 play.

Pine View, meanwhile, used a 24-7 first quarter to help take down Snow Canyon 70-34. Four Panthers scored in double figures, including 18 points from Alex Olson and 14 from Ally Schmitt. The Panthers moved to 15-1 and 8-1 in region play. That sole loss was a three-point loss at Desert Hills on January 14.

The Panthers get a chance for revenge when they host the Thunder in a game that will help determine who the Region 9 champion next Tuesday night.