High School Basketball: Notes and Highlights from Friday’s Games, Including Lehi’s Win over Timpanogos

Tabiona takes out Rich

A great second quarter pushed the Tigers to a nine-point lead at halftime. The offense faltered in the third quarter, scoring just four runs as Tabiona entered the final period. Abbie and Madison Rhoades totaled 29 points as the Tigers used senior leadership on both sides to catch up with Rich’s athleticism and take the home win 40-37.

“We are a team that is trying to get better every game. We still have a long way to go to be where we need to be, but overall very pleased with the senior leadership I have on the team. We have a group juniors pushing the seniors every day. The girls work hard every day and want to get better, which makes the training sessions very competitive,” said Tabiona coach Cory Green.

Rich is second in the 1A RPI, they continue their quest for an undefeated season in the region when they host Altamont on Wednesday.

Maple Mountain rally for road win in Salem Hills

Despite trailing seven points at halftime, Maple Mountain was able to rally with a 24-14 third quarter, thanks in large part to Grace Knudsen and Sheridan Liggets’ ability to drive to the basket. They eventually took a 66-59 win after a 46-point blast in the second half. Anni Vorkink hit two three-pointers early to keep Maple Mountain in the game before Katy Smith’s defense and Knudsen’s leadership kicked off the comeback. Liggett scored 27 points, grabbed seven rebounds and provided four assists by the end of the night to lead the Golden Eagles, especially late in the fourth quarter. The win pushes Maple Mountain to a draw with Springville for the first time at 3-0 in Region 9 play, the Red Devils travel to Maple Mountain on Tuesday

“It was a total team effort, with great defense, rebound and ball movement. I’m very proud of how far this team has come since November,” said Maple Mountain coach Cory Green.

Lehi beats Timpanogos in battle in top-10

Lehi jumped out to a 27-16 lead at halftime, but a powerful comeback from the Timberwolves brought the game three points later. Jamisyn Heaton grabbed a steal on defense and was able to convert a layup on the other side to extend Pioneers lead for good as Lehi won 47-43. Heaton finished with 20 points and two three-pointers made. Summer Christensen led Timpanogos by 18 points and three shots from the center.

The Pioneers took their fourth win in regional play, pushing their overall record to 13-4. With just two defeats in the regional game, Lehi has a good chance of vying for a regional title further down the line. They will continue their quest with back-to-back road games in Alta and Orem.

Bountiful beats Box Elder in back and forth play

The Redhawks outscored Box Elder 20-12 early in the game, but a 31-18 run around halftime gave the Bees a five-point lead into the final period. Taylor Harvey led all scorers, but key contributions from Riley Johnson, Lizzy McConkie and the rest of the Bountiful defense led to the comeback in the fourth quarter. Box Elder managed to score just six runs as the Redhawks prevailed 57-49.

“Every girl had great moments and contributed in their own way. This was a really good win. Box Elder can really score and have our fight and still find a way to win was huge,” said Bountiful coach Joel Burton.

Cyprus’ 3-point shooting beats Hunter

The Pirates made nine 3-point shots, leading to 27 of their 51 points in their win over the Wolverines. Amelia Echternkamp’s big three, Tamila Francis and Karina Grayer combined for 42 runs and knocked down eight triples to lead Cyprus. Emma Aiono had 11 points to lead Hunter.

“We played a great team game tonight,” said Cypriot coach JoBe Grayer. “We dealt the ball offensively and communicated effectively on the defensive side. We believe the defense wins ball games and strive to get stronger on that side of the floor every day.”

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