HURRICANE — No. 1-ranked Desert Hills is grabbing all the headlines with its glossy record and blowout victories, but Snow Canyon is quietly putting together and impressive season of its own.
“Amazing” Grace Walton had 14 points and Ashlee Nyborg added 12 as Snow Canyon rushed out to a 13-7 lead in the game’s first eight minutes. Myborg had 7 of the Warriors first 13, including a 3-pointer to start the game’s scoring. Hurricane would close to within a point on several occasions throughout the night, but Snow Canyon always responded with a run. The Warriors won every quarter and led 30-23 at the half and 39-30 at the end of three.
Sophomore Shaylee Reed chipped in nine points for SC, which improved to 7-4 overall. The Warriors three region wins have come in blowouts and two of them, at Hurricane and at Canyon View, have been quality road wins.
Of course, Snow Canyon has yet to face the big dog on the porch, top-rated Desert Hills. The Warriors play at the Thunder next Thursday, with a home game for SC squeezed in against Cedar on Tuesday.
Hurricane, which got 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals from Brooklyn Gubler, dropped its second straight home game after starting region 2-0. The Lady Tigers, 7-6 and 2-2, have lost four straight overall. London Steglich and Shania Hurst each chipped in seven for the Tigers, who will have another chance for a home win Tuesday night against Canyon View.
Desert Hills 82, Pine View 20
This one was easy to predict as winless Pine View was no match for the No. 1 Lady Thunder.
Three-year starter Blair Bliss had set a new career-high with 25 points and sophomore Kenzie Done added 18 as Desert Hills forged a 42-11 halftime edge. But the third quarter told the real story, with DH outscoring PV 22-0.
Haley Bodnar put up 10 points for the Thunder, who improve to 13-1 overall and 4-0 in Region 9. Desert Hills, now winners of seven in a row, is off until next Thursday’s home battle vs. Snow Canyon.
Pine View, which was led by Natasha Fiame’s five points, is now 0-10 on the year and 0-3 in region play. Overall, the Lady Panthers have lost 18 straight.
Canyon View 37, Dixie 34
The Lady Falcons won their third straight game with the narrow victory at home.
The defending-champion Lady Flyers are 5-7 overall, but have yet to crack the win column in region play and fell to 0-4. Liz Empey had 12 points and Rebekah Miner added 11 for DHS, which will try to climb out of the region basement next Tuesday against winless Pine View at the Pit.
Canyon View plays at Hurricane Tuesday night with third place on the line.
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