ST. GEORGE – In the second round of the 3A state basketball championships held at Burns Arena Feb. 23, Region 9 went undefeated (6-0). In the morning and afternoon action the Region 9 boys teams went 4-0, and the girls went 2-0 in the evening session of the state championship.
It all started at 9:30 a.m. with Desert Hills beating Ben Lomond 55-41 behind a career high 17 points from Josh Anderson. See Thunder story here.
The second game of the day was the Dixie Flyers taking on Delta for an 11:10 a.m. tipoff time. The Flyers led throughout beating Delta 52-43. Senior Deshon Brown scored 19 points. Browns 19 points were the most scored all day on the boys side. See Flyers story here.
The third game of the day matched up the Cedar Redmen against Payson who went undefeated in Region 12. The Redmen used their height advantage to beat Payson 54-38. Trent Snow recorded a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. See Redmen story here.
The final game of the boys quarterfinal was the Hurricane Tigers taking on another team that went undefeated in their Region. Morgan went 12-0 in Region 11 and beat the Tigers earlier in the season. The Tigers jumped out early and though Morgan got close the Tigers held tuff led by Colton Marshall. Marshall scored 15 points to help his team advance to the final 4. See Tigers story here.
The fifth game of the day was the first girl’s game of the day. The 4:10 tip was between the Snow Canyon Lady Warriors against Bear River. The Lady Warriors blew out Bear River 67-38. Amy Harris led the way with a game high 21 points, Megan Leavitt added a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. The Lady Warriors take on Juab today, Feb. 24, at 12:50 p.m. at the Burns Arena.
Game six and seven were the first games of the day that did not have any Region 9 teams. Game six had Juan Diego against Juab and game seven was Judge against Carbon. Juab beat Juan Diego 51-38 to advance to take on Snow Canyon and Judge beat Carbon to take on Desert Hills. Kailie Quinn scored a tournament high 31 points for Judge.
The last game of the night once again had a Region 9 team the Desert Hills Lady Thunder against Morgan. The Lady Thunder dominated Morgan 46-29. Blair Bliss and Haley Bodnar led the way for the Lady Thunder scoring nine points each. The Lady Thunder will take on Judge in the semifinals at 2:30 p.m. today, Feb. 24, at The Burns Arena.
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