Improving Falcons host Warriors

CEDAR – The Canyon View Falcons (0-1, 6-3) host the Snow Canyon Warriors (1-0, 6-3) tonight at 7 p.m. at Canyon View High School. The Falcons have already matched last year’s win total of six, and there is still more than half of the season left.

The Region’s second leading scorer Chad Corry, who is scoring 17.78 points per game leads the Falcons. The Falcons shoot the ball very well from deep having made 42 three pointers this season, but struggle from the free throw line shooting just 61.5 percent. Corry leads the Region in three pointers made with 16 and three points per game with 1.78. The Falcons need a third scoring threat to step up and help Corry and Kameron King. King is scoring 10 points per game. After King the Flacons third leading scorer is only averaging 4.89 points per game.

The Warriors come in with between four and five different scoring options. Brayden Linde leads the Warriors with 12.78 points per game and Ben Gottfredson with 11 points per game and 5.22 rebounds per game. The Warriors also have a trio of juniors who can light things up in a hurry.

Chandler Gines has started all nine games for the Warriors and is their third leading scorer at 8.78 points per game. Gabe Jensen and Kallan Webster are both three-point shooters who Coach Brown puts in the game when the Warriors need offense. Also Ben Smith has turned his offensive game on as of late scoring 8.2 points per game but 12.2 points per game over his last five games.

The problem for the Warriors is their defense. At times it looks great, like when the forced 24 turnovers in the Pine View game. Other times it has some holes. The Warriors are allowing their opponents to score a Region worst 55.7 points per game and have given up 41 three-pointers on the season.

The game will come down to whether or not the Warriors can defend the three-point line against the best three-point shooting team in the Region.


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