ST. GEORGE – Four full-length basketball games in four days can wear anyone out.
Desert Hills emerged from the four-day gauntlet with three wins and a positive attitude toward the rest of the season.
The Thunder easily won Saturday in a 50-35 romp over Payson. Jordan Hokanson had 13 points and Josh Anderson had 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
Payson was down double-digits most of the game, but an 8-0 run brought them to within 28-24 with seven minutes to play.
After a time out, Anderson and company took over the game, going on a 14-1 run. Hokanson and Jackson Card both hit 3-pointers in the run and Anderson had a steal and breakaway layup and a couple of more inside scores to key Desert Hills to the win.
The Thunder, 8-3, will take a break from hoops before resuming Region 9 play Jan. 4 at Hurricane.
This STGnews exclusive videocast shows coach Wade Turley and Desert Hills stars Josh Anderson and Jordan Hokanson after their win Saturday night.
Videocast produced and directed by Sarafina Amodt, St. George News
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