CEDAR CITY – Just when it seems Region 9 boys basketball is becoming predictable and the standings start taking shape, someone starts disturbing the peace.
The Canyon View Falcons handed Cedar its second straight loss Friday with a 64-52 victory over their cross-town rivals. Chad Corry exploded for 27 points and hit 5 treys as Canyon View picked up just its second win of the region season.
“We started a little different lineup which created a mismatch for them,” Falcons coach Rob Potter said. “It [forced] them to have to guard Chad Corry with a bigger kid. He worked hard, but it freed up Chad and he knocked down shots like he’s capable of doing.”
Cedar held a slight advantage after the first quarter, but Canyon View took over in the second and never trailed throughout the remainder of the game. The Redmen had three players in double-figures as Dustin Staggs led with 14 points, but didn’t get much help from anyone else. Canyon View locked down on Mike Hourigan, holding him to just two points.
“We kept Mike in front of us,” Potter said. “We normally press the point guard, but we knew we couldn’t with him. We stayed in front of him and he got a little frustrated at times. The kids were just active.”
The Falcons improve to 2-6 in region play and have a week to prepare for a matchup at Dixie on Friday. Cedar drops to 6-2 and drops of out first place. The Redmen host Dixie on Wednesday.
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