It was an incredibly busy sports day around the state and region, and girls basketball was no exception, with the six region 9 teams playing nine games on Saturday. The southern Utah squads won seven of those games, with Pine View and Desert Hills playing and winning two games on the same day.
Here’s a look at the day’s action:
Snow Canyon 57, Stansbury 48
In Tooele, the undefeated Lady Warriors poured in 25 points fourth-quarter points, most coming from the charity stripe, to defeat Stansbury by nine.
The Warriors shot 28 of 40 as a team. Shaylee Reed hit 8 of 10.
“We were able to take them out of their offensive rhythm with our full-court pressure,” Roden said. “Especially in the fourth quarter.”
Madison Mooring led the Warriors with 16 points. Reed had 14 points and eight rebounds. Stansbury drops to 4-5. Snow Canyon moves to 8-0 on the season. SC’s next action is against Juab on Monday, Dec. 28, in the Steve Hodson Cancer Classic. Game time is set for 10 a.m.
Pine View 64, Grantsville 42
The Lady Panthers cruised to an easy 22-point victory in their morning game of the Tooele County Classic. Their lead was 36-16 at halftime and climbed to 55-21 by the end of three before Coach Chris Brinagh turned the game over to his bench.
Individually, Tayvia Ah Quin led the team with 20 points. Natasha Fiame had 10 points and eight rebounds. Saraven Allen recorded 9 points, 4 steals and 4 assists. Breana Moeai had an impressive line with 8 points, 6 assists, 4 steals and 5 rebounds. Stefani Gleave chipped in nine points.
Pine View 54, Stansbury 43
The Lady Panthers had a much tougher contest in the afternoon game. The Lady Stallions matched Pine View point for point, knotting the game at 32 going into halftime.
Pine View held a slim two-point advantage going into the fourth quarter, 38-36. The Panthers’ stingy defense continued in the fourth and they were able to capitalize at the offensive end to pull away.
Pine View hit 21 of 40 shots for the game and converted 21 Stallion turnovers into 15 points. Individually, Ah Quin and Moeai led the team with 17 and 16 points, respectively.
Ah Quin led the team with nine rebounds. Allen led the team with seven assists. The Panthers moved to 6-2. They will play Woods Cross at the Steve Hodson Cancer Classic on Monday, Dec. 28. Game time is set for 4 p.m.
Desert Hills 53, Tooele 30
The Lady Thunder rebounded from yesterday’s loss with two blowout wins on Saturday. The morning game saw Desert Hills jump to a 37-20 halftime lead. The scoring slowed in the second half, but the Thunder continued to add to the lead in each quarter.
Individually, Ashley Beckstrand led all players with 23 points. She also had six steals, four assists and four steals. Kylie Williams had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Rylee Jensen had 10 points, five assists and four steals.
Desert Hills 63, Cyprus 26
The Thunder had no trouble in the afternoon game. The lead was 24-14 at halftime, but a monster second half saw Desert Hills outscore its opponent 39-12. Kylie Williams led all players with 17 points and five steals. Beckstrand and Jessica Bills each had 11. Beckstrand also had six rebounds and five steals. Elly Williams scored nine. Desert Hills evens its record to 5-5. The Lady Thunder will travel to Arbor View, Nev., on Friday, Jan 8 for their next game. Game time is set for 6 p.m.
Delta 38, Hurricane 32
The Lady Tigers fell to Delta in their second game of the 2A-3A Preview held in Richfield. The Lady Rabbits outscored Hurricane 14-4 in a pivotal third quarter, then held off the Tigers in the fourth to secure the victory. Morgan Huntsman and Taylor Anderson led the Tigers with eight points apiece.
Delta won its eighth in a row after a season-opening loss. Hurricane falls to 4-5. Hurricane will next play South Summit in the Steve Hodson Cancer Classic on Monday, Dec. 28, at 1 p.m.
Cedar 67, Juan Diego 56
The Lady Reds bounced back to win their second game in the 2A-3A Preview. Trailing 37-31 at halftime, Cedar halved the deficit by the end of the third and then outscored Juan Diego 21-7 in the final period to collect the 11-point win.
Lindsey Robinson led Cedar with 16 points off the bench. Courtney Morley had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. She also dished out five assists. Morgan Myers also recorded a double-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.
Juan Diego falls to 6-4 while Cedar improves to 5-3. The Lady Reds will face North Sanpete in the Steve Hodson Cancer Classic on Monday, Dec. 28, at 7 p.m.
Virgin Valley 44, Dixie 31
The Lady Flyers fell to the host school in the early afternoon game of the Virgin Valley tournament held in Mesquite, Nev.
The Lady Bulldogs put the game away early with stingy defense. The lead was 25-11 going into halftime. Dixie would stay with Virgin Valley in the second half, but could not climb back. Kelsea Barker led Dixie with 13 points. Grace Killian added seven.
Dixie 42, Moapa Valley 40 (OT)
The Flyers rebounded in the night game to collect their second win of the season.
The first half was nearly even with the Lady Pirates holding a slim 25-23 advantage. Dixie could not find the basket in the third quarter, though, as Moapa Valley increased the lead to 10 points, 33-23. In the fourth, Dixie turned the tables and climbed back to knot the score at 37 to force overtime.
Dixie prevailed in the extra period to get its second win in three games at the Virgin Valley Tournament.
Barker again led all scorers with 16 points. Taylor Whitson added eight. The Lady Flyers improve to 2-6. They will travel to Richfield on Tuesday, Dec. 22. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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