Warriors recover, hold off Falcons

Snow Canyon High School

ST. GEORGE – The Snow Canyon Warriors stay alive in the playoff hunt after beating the Canyon View Falcons 66-63 on Friday night. The Warriors improve to 4-4 in Region play droping the Falcons to 0-8.

The Falcons started the game with an eight-point lead after the first quarter and led by five at the break. Chad Corry and Kameron King led the way for the Falcons, dropping 24 points and 23 points respectively. The problem for the Falcons all season has been help from a third scorer and once again the Falcon role players could not help the two stars. King also had 11 rebounds to cap off his double-double.

The Warriors used the third quarter to take a one point lead going into the final period of play. Ben Smith led the way for the Warriors scoring 14 points. Starting point guard Austin Benson added 10 points on the night and his backup Austin Ovard chipped in with a career high 13 points.

Getting 23 points from his point guard spot was a pleasant surprise for coach James Brown, who said: “It just shows night in and night out, we can get big numbers from any of our guys, and I think we have proven that all season.”

The Warrior leadings scorers, Brayden Linde and Chandler Gines, were quiet for most of the night finishing with 10 points and nine points respectively.

The Warriors are now just one game back of forth place and have a week to prepare for the No. 1 ranked Desert Hills Thunder who they will play on Friday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m., at Desert Hills High School

The winless Falcons continue to improve and will also play the No. 1 ranked Thunder in their next game on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m., at Canyon View High School.

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