Pine View runs and guns its way past Enterprise to open season

ENTERPRISE — Garret Bowker scored 20 points, including four 3-pointers, as Pine View ran past Enterprise 71-52 Wednesday night in the Panthers season opener.

Pine-view-smCody Ruesch added 18 and Kade Moore tossed in three 3-pointers as Pine View pulled away slowly, but surely in this one.

The Wolves, coming off a 66-62 road win at another 3A Region 9 school, Snow Canyon, couldn’t keep up with the fast-breaking Panthers. Pine View outscored Enterprise 43-34 in the first half and 28-18 after intermission.

Pine View opened the game with an 8-0 run, but the Wolves roared back with nine straight points to take the lead. The lead see sawed back and forth until late in the first quarter when a trey by Bowker would give PV an 18-17 lead. The Panthers would never trail again as Moore followed with his first trey to close the first and make it 21-17.

The Panthers stretched the lead to double-digits at 41-30 late in the second quarter as post players Jed Newby and Kody Wilstead got in on the action. Wilstead, coming off the bench after joining the team early this week, scored 10 points and grabbed 9 boards for PV.

Enterprise crept to within 55-49 early in the fourth quarter, but Pine View responded to the surge with a 16-3 run to close out the game.

Travis Dougherty led the Wolves with 18 points and Jake Jones added 11 for 1-2 Enerprise.

Newby had 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 steals for PV, which travels to the 2A/3A Preview Tournament in Richfield this weekend. The Panthers will play Emery at 4 p.m. Friday and Payson at noon on Saturday. Both games are at the Sevier Valley Center.

Stats: PVHS 71, EHS 52

Cedar 54, Richfield 50

A lousy third quarter almost cost Cedar, but the Redmen recovered in time for the win.

cedar-smUp 32-24 at intermission, Cedar was outscored 16-7 in the third quarter and went into the final period trailing by a point. Things got worse early in the fourth as the Wildcats opened the quarter with a 7-2 run to forge their biggest lead at 47-41.

But Jeff Rogers stopped the bleeding with a 3-pointer to ignite the home crowd and start a 10-0 run. The streak featured a couple of baskets by sophomore Mason Fakahua, who led his team with 13 points. That made it 51-47 with 1:26 left in the game.

The Wildcats cut it to 52-50 with 20 seconds to play, but Kyle Wood’s two free throws with five seconds left iced it.

Cedar, 1-1, got 10 points each from Wood and Keenen Nielson. The Redmen also play in the 2A/3A Preview with a Friday game against Payson at 11:30 a.m. and a Saturday game vs. Morgan at 9 a.m.

Richfield, 1-2, hosts Dixie Thursday night.

Stats: CHS 54, RHS 50

Girls basketball
Pine View 44, Bryce Valley 36

The Pine View girls, under new head coach Chris Brinagh, have already won two more games than a year ago.

Sarrah Pierce had 10 points and Tayvia Ah Quin added 9 as the Lady Panthers improved to 2-0. A year ago, Pine View lost to the Mustangs by eight, but this time PV started well, jumping out to a 15-6 lead in the first quarter and never trailing after that.

Danielle Brinkerhoff led the way for BV with eight points.

Pine View plays at the Carbon Invitational Friday and Saturday, playing the hosts at 7:45 Friday and Emery at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Stats: PV 44, BV 36

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