American Fork 55, Bingham 54
Jackson Kohler hit a buzzer-beater to clinch American Fork’s ticket to the semifinals on Thursday night. The Cavemen lost by three at home to the Thunder but were able to go on the road and pick up a 75-59 win on Feb. 16. These two teams will meet for the third time on Thursday where the winner will get a chance to play for a state championship.
Davis 62, Pleasant Grove 51
Both teams hit 19 field goals, but Davis picked up an extra six points at the line and five points behind the arc in their upset win over the Vikings. A big part of that came in the third quarter where the Darts were able to spark a 15-5 run. Colby Sims had 25 points and seven made 3-pointers while Rex Sunderland finished with eight boards and eight assists. Davis will take on Corner Canyon in the state semifinals on Thursday night.
Westlake 53, Lone Peak 47
Westlake’s strong first half allowed them to build a 12-point halftime lead. The Knights wouldn’t go away though, using a 23-10 third quarter to get back into. The Thunder flipped that one point deficit into a six point win and a trip to the state semifinals. Kaleb Fury scored 16 points inside the arc to lead his team.
Corner Canyon 56, Skyridge 53
Four different Chargers finished in double-figures as Corner Canyon picked up another home playoff win. They were down five at the break but a 13-6 third quarter and then a hard fought even fourth let them escape with the victory. Trace Ross led the balanced attack with 14 points.
Desert Hills 52, Juan Diego 50
Reggie Newby hit a corner 3-pointer with 7.6 seconds left as No. 4 seed Desert Hills edged No. 1 seed Juan Diego for the 4A semifinal win at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield. Desert Hills led by eight with under three minutes left in the game, but Juan Diego used a 9-0 to take a one-point lead. That set the table for Newby, who finished with 10 points. Preston Vandermyde led Desert Hills with 12 points in the win.
Cedar City 66, Ridgeline 61
Cedar City will get a chance to play for a state championship after they took down the RiverHawks in a tight matchup. The two teams were tied heading into the final period, but the Reds scored 20 points in the final eight minutes to escape with a victory. The 4A state championship will be between two rivals who met twice in the regular season. Desert Hills won the first matchup in one of the best games of the season — it featured two overtimes and over 200 points as the Thunder won 101-100. The second game was on Feb. 19 in Cedar and the Reds won that won 70-65.