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High school boys basketball: 4A quarterfinal recap — Ridgeline bounces No. 2 Dixie

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Cedar City and Crimson Cliffs face off in the 4A boys basketball quarterfinal at Sevier Valley Center in Richfield on March 1, 2021.

Annie Barker, Deseret News

4A Quarterfinals

Cedar City 64, Crimson Cliffs 62

Crimson Cliffs and Cedar City split the season series, but it was Cedar City that got final bragging rights with the victory in the 4A quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center on Monday. Crimson Cliffs led 37-27 at the half, but the Reds came storming back in the second half, including an 18-11 edge in the fourth quarter.

With Cedar trailing 62-61, Ty Harrison converted a layup with 8.9 seconds left to put his team ahead 63-62 and Crimson Cliffs missed a 3-pointer at the other end to try and win it with under three seconds remaining.

Jorgan Santana Reyes led Cedar City in scoring with 16 points on a pair of 3-pointers, while Treyton Tebbs added 12 points.

Desert Hills 63, Sky View 43

No. 4 seed Desert Hills dominated No. 5 seed Sky View in Monday’s 4A quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center to march into the semifinals. Leading by two after the first quarter, the Thunder broke the game wide open with a dominant second quarter outscoring the Bobcats 21-7. Desert HIlls standout guard Mason Landdeck scored 14 of his game-high 24 points in the decisive second quarter, including three 3-pointers. Keegan Munson chipped in with 11 points for Desert Hills.

Juan Diego 64, Snow Canyon 39

Trailing 17-15 after the first quarter, top seed Juan Diego’s defense took over the rest of the way holding Snow Canyon to just 22 points the rest of the game for the 4A quarterfinal win at the Sevier Valley Center. Big man Malick Diallo led Juan Diego with 25 points with Talon Valdes chipping in with 15 points. Juan Diego much of its damage at the rim as it won despite making no 3-pointers.

Ridgeline 62, Dixie 60

No. 7 seed Ridgeline showed great resiliency to dig itself out of an early hole in Monday’s 4A quarterfinal and then pull off the upset of No. 2 seed Dixie in overtime at the Sevier Valley Center. Dixie led 20-8 after the first quarter and by 10 at the half, but the Riverhawks used a 19-10 third quarter to tight it up heading into the fourth quarter. Kaden Cox led Ridgeline with 15 points on five 3-pointers, with Chase Hall chipping in with 14 points. Dixie’s Isaac Finlinson had a monster game with 34 points and six 3-pointers in the loss.