High School Boys Basketball: Notes and Highlights from Friday’s Games Including Skyridge Blowing Out Corner Canyon in Statement Win

In a matchup between two top ten teams in the latest RPI, Skyridge showed they are legitimate contenders with a 67-43 thrashing of Corner Canyon Friday night to improve to 12-2 on the season (4-0 in region). 4).

Leading 11 points into the fourth quarter, the Falcons closed the game with authority, beating the Chargers 21-8 in the final eight minutes.

Skyridge had four players score double figures, led by Nick Holland and Colby Carter, who scored 19 and 17 respectively. The Netherlands also scored eight assists.

The Falcons recorded 17 assists on 21 field goals.

“We were very happy with our effort on both sides of the field tonight,” said Skyridge head coach Jeff Gardner. “Keeping Corner Canyon at 43 points and shooting 55% was an amazing achievement.”

Cedar gives Snow Canyon its first loss of the year

In what was one of the night’s biggest upsets, the Reds – who came into the game with a 7-8 record – shared their first loss of the season on Friday night with a final score of 62-47. 16-1.

Cedar got going early in the game, beating Snow Canyon 25-14 in the opening eight minutes of the game, leaving him behind from which the Warriors were unable to recover.

Zab Santana scored 25 points for the Reds, followed by Aaron Munson, who scored 17 points.

Cyprus pulls out late to beat Hunter despite Darius Henderson’s 38 points

In a back-and-forth showdown with Region 2, Cyprus was able to rally late to take a 69-60 win over Hunter on Friday night. The win pushed the Pirates to 4-0 in the region (tied with Kearns for first place) and 10-5 overall.

Cyprus struggled to slow down Hunter’s Darius Henderson, who accounted for more than half of the Wolverines’ points. Henderson finished the game with a season-high 38 points on six three-pointers made.

Cyprus had a much more balanced scoring attack, with four different players scoring 10 or more points. Junior Quentin Meza scored a team-high 22 points for the Pirates.

“It’s always a great game when we play against our rival,” said Cyprus head coach Tré Smith. “Tonight it was about unity and love for each other. Hunter has been going through some tough times over the past few months and our players wanted to show them love and support. Our kids fought to the end to secure victory and keep us rolling in the region. ”

Bonneville dodges upset, lashes out at Viewmont in overtime

The 10-win Lakers faced a real challenge to secure No. 11 against Viewmont on Friday night, but managed to narrowly finish in the top 67-65 after an overtime spell. It was the third win in the region for Bonneville, who entered the game as the fourth-ranked team from 5A in the RPI (Viewmont was 25th).

Trailing eight points at halftime, Bonneville defeated the Vikings 19-6 to regain control of the game. Viewmont rallied in the fourth quarter to force overtime but was unable to take the upset win.

“Tonight’s game showed just how competitive Region 5 will be,” said Bonneville head coach Kyle Bullinger. “Thanks to Coach Emery and the Viewmont players, who absolutely lit it up in the first half. We were very proud of how our kids reacted in the third quarter, and of course the last quarter and overtime where big game after big game was played.”

American Fork picks up narrow, defensive oversteer over Lone Peak

It was tough to rack up points in Friday night’s Region 4 game between American Fork and Lone Peak, but the Cavemen were able to scrape together a few more points to secure a 38-36 win over the Knights.

American Fork started strong – leading 10 at halftime – and managed to hold off a late rise from Lone Peak despite scoring just 14 points in the second half. Conversely, the Cavemen held the Knights to just 14 points in the first half.

Lone Peak’s Mckay Tanner led all scorers with 13 points, while Ollie Anderson led the Cavemen with 11.

“Tonight was a great defensive battle in Region 4,” said American Fork head coach Ryan Cuff, crediting Lone Peak for the fight they showed in the second half.

“We recognize that this is a big win for us on the road and we hope to build on it in our next game against Westlake. Our guys held out until the end and overall it was a team effort.”

LCA stays perfect in Region 13 with road win over Morgan

Seeking its 10th win of the season, Layton Christian Academy traveled to Morgan on Friday night to take on the Trojans (10-5). The teams traded blows, but it was the Eagles who came out with a minimal win of 51-50 to improve to 4-0 in regional play.

After trailing nine into the second half, the Eagles used a big third quarter to take a five-point lead in the fourth quarter — which they ultimately needed to get rid of a late wave of the Trojans. to turn.

LCA had three different players score in double figures, led by Sammy Ishimwe, who scored 17 points.

“It was a great fight tonight,” said LCA head coach Bobby Porter. “Morgan played hard and it was a state tournament atmosphere – I loved it. We were able to make it on Morgan’s home floor, which I will do.”

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