6A 1st round
Fremont 60, Jordan 51
When the Silver Wolves defeated the Beat Diggers, Dakota Argyle had a trio of 21 and 3 points, and David Calvert had 16 points. Jordan hung out well in the fourth quarter, scoring a combined team of 46 points in the last eight minutes, but in the end it wasn’t enough. Fremont will play American folk in the second round of the playoffs.
Roy 60, Kerns 59
Easton Bitton buried a jumper just inside the 3-point line over time as he visited Roy and caused confusion in the first round of 6A at Kerns. Roy was led by a three-headed monster, Kobe Shriver, Mason Chuson, and Bitton. Schreiber hit six three-pointers, and Chuson and Bitton scored all 35 points inside the arc. Kerns took the lead with a free throw of four seconds left, but Bitton took a solid inbound pass, ran the length of the court and shot in front of the last horn.
West Jordan 49, Taylorsville 46
West Jordan lasted longer than the Warriors and won the right to challenge top-seeded Westlake Thunder on Friday night. Each Jaguar started with half the strength, which allowed them to overcome the rough second quarter. Logan Prince and Esafe Taufahema scored 38 points at the Jaguars. Prince hit four three-pointers, and Taufahema scored all the points in the arc to balance the attack.
Lone Peak 80, Northridge 59
Lone Peak was able to build a 31-point lead in three-quarters to win the playoffs. The Knights will join the game as the best seed team to avoid goodbye, and will now travel to Copper Hills for a chance to play in the quarterfinals.
Weber 76, Hunter 43
Weber took the lead with a 23-9 first quarter run and defeated the hunter without looking back. Warriors was led to a balanced attack as five different players finished in double figures. Weber travels to challenge Pleasant Grove in the next round of state tournaments.
Layton 71, West 53
Layton’s attack exploded at 41 late points in the first round victory over the Panthers, but real success came in the second period when their defense allowed only 6 points. Ethan Potter scored 29 points. Lancers will face Davis in the battle of the top two teams in Region 1. Both teams have won road matches in the season series, including Layton’s 54-51 victory on January 22nd.
Heliman 46, Riverton 43
Heliman, the 19th seed, noticed that he had been in the 15-3 hole since the first quarter, but managed to dig up against the 14th seed Riverton, causing confusion in the first round of the 6A. Body Nageri led the way to Heliman with 16 points, and Brodineman chipped in with 13 points.
Syracuse 62, Cyprus 55
A 22-seeded Titan from Syracuse scored 25 points, causing confusion against Cyprus behind the aggressively dominant fourth quarter. Ethan Ramirez pitched with 17 points and Connor Sanders pitched with 16 points and 13 rebounds in double-double. Syracuse booked a ticket to Skyridge in the next round of the state tournament.
5A 1st round
Payson 78, Park City 49
Payson defeated the miners in a dominant way to win their spot in the second round of the playoffs. Lions will be hosting another playoff game against Alta on Friday night. Samuel Mitchell led all scorers with 28 points, knocking down six 3 points.
Farmington 78, Spanish Fork 57
Farmington has taken on the business as the best seed team to beat the Spanish fork and not get the first round buy. Colin Chandler’s 23 points led all scorers, and Zack Argyle lost 22 points. Farmington will host the Highlands on Friday night, and if he wins, he will host the quarterfinals next week.
Highland 46, Provo 44
Highland was able to get rid of the turmoil in a close match thanks to the clutch play of Jacob Solvason and Ammon Kaufushi. Rams also used the second quarter of 15-9 to win the lead. Highland travels to play Farmington on Friday night.
Maple Mountain 56, Spring Building 54
Maple Mountain won 2 points against Springville in a tight 5A first round match between local enemies. The golden eagle was able to recover, although it was 3 points behind towards the final period. Cooper Little Dyke led with 14 points and 7 rebounds.
Mountain View 63, Box Elder 47
Mountain View won the outer quarter with a total score of 44-22, easily beating the bees. Most of Bruins’ wins were free throw advantages. Boxelder shot 78% in 23 attempts, compared to 22% in 9 attempts. Mountain View will host the second round of the game on Friday night.
Salem Hills 67, Woods Cross 58
Despite being 11 points behind in halftime, Salem Hills was able to leave Woods Cross with a 9-point upset. The Skyhawks outperformed the Wildcats by 15 points in the third quarter, and then pushed the monster’s final period to 53 points in the second half. Salem Hills is trying to clear another road mess when it wins a top-seeded timp view on Friday.
Alta 59, Murray 47
Alta won 12 points each quarter to win. Jayden Brownel had a pair of 28 points and 3 points, and Jet Landberg added 13 in the win. Alta will visit Payson on Friday night in the second round.
Mountain Ridge 56, Cottonwood 39
After taking a three-point lead in the break, Mountain Ridge set fire and beat Colts 35-21 in the second half to win. Zack Farmer scored 14 points, with Jackson Moller and Merrick Sherwood each providing double-digit numbers. Sentinel will take on the second seeded Olympus Titan on Friday night.
Orem 60, Bounty Full 58
Orem was able to confuse Bountyful in the 10th to 23rd match thanks to the powerful rally in the fourth quarter. They were dragging 46-40, but were able to score 20 points in the final period. Lance Reynolds and Aisake Toiaivao each contributed 17 points.
Brighton 77, Skyline 54
Brighton outperformed the Skyline by 23 points, despite scoring double digits in the second quarter. One dragged on a break due to those struggles, but the 50 points in the second half left no doubt as to whether Bengals would move on. Brighton will face Orem in the second round of the playoffs.
Beaumont 46, Wasatch 37
Radek Parsifer scored 13 points, John Barnes added 11, Scott Noel chipped in 10 and Beaumont scored a low-scoring, defensive first round of 5A when he visited Wasatch. Abandoned the victory. In a game that was drawn at the beginning of the fourth quarter, Beaumont pulled away with an 8-0 run. Garrett Windsor scored 14 points for a bee loss.
Bonneville 64, Hill Crest 53
Hillcrest has built a three-point lead since the first quarter, and in the fourth quarter the team was able to speed up the game with 44 points in the final period. But the Lakers beat the Huskies 33-15 in the mid-term, which wasn’t enough to win.
Timpanogos 55, East 41
Timpanogos slowly took the lead in the first half, followed by a small win in the fourth quarter following a run in the third quarter of 14-5, with Timpanogos winning the playoffs. Jackson Holcomb led all scorers with 16 points, all inside the arc.
High School Men’s Basketball: Summary of 6A / 5A from Wednesday Match
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