Region 9 hoops: Tonight’s match-ups

Tonight’s Region 9 games


Cedar (3-1) at Desert Hills (2-4), 7 p.m. at the Thunderdome
Broadcast: None

cedar-smCoach: Craig Cardon
Record: 3-1 overall, 1-0 in region
Streak: 2 wins
PPG: 52.3
PAPG: 43.3
Probable starters: Kordan Nielson, Dustin Staggs, Kyle Wood, Kole Dotson, James Thompson

Desert-Hills-smCoach: Wade Turley
Record: 2-4 overall, 0-1 in region
Streak: 3 losses
PPG: 54.3
PAPG: 54.7
Probable starters: Taylor Houston, Quincy Matthews, Brycen Williams, Trey Tanner, Landen Broadhead

Game outlook: This is a huge home game for the Thunder, pre-season favorites who have lost three straight and are 0-1 in region. DH looked lackluster vs. Dixie and Spanish Fork, but started to return to form vs. Springville, though still suffering a loss. Broadhead as a starter infused a little energy, with the scorer Hokanson coming off the bench. Cedar has played well, but it still looking for a third scorer to help out Staggs and Nielson.


Dixie (4-1) at Hurricane (0-5), 7 p.m. at the Tigers Den
Broadcast: None

dixie-smCoach: Ryan Cuff
Record: 4-1 overall, 1-0 in region
Streak: 1 loss
PPG: 55.4
PAPG: 43.8
Probable starters: RJ Wilgar, Sam Guymon, Harrison Labrum, Jake Hawes, Jake Christiansen

hurricane-smCoach: Todd Langston
Record: 0-5 overall, 0-1 in region
Streak: 22 losses
PPG: 45.2
PAPG: 58.4
Probable starters: Kayden Langston, Jayce Housley, Cody LeBaron, Austen Beatty, Erik Mitchell

Game outlook: It seems like a mismatch as the Flyers have established themselves as a viable team to compete for the region title. Hurricane, meanwhile, is still trying to find its way under new head coach Langston. But one thing we’ve learned about Region 9 over the years is to expect the unexpected. Dixie has a lot of scorers, including the rising star, Hawes. LeBaron needs to get his groove back for the Tigers to have a chance.


Pine View (6-0) at Snow Canyon (3-3), 7 p.m. at the Jungle
Broadcast: ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM

Pine-view-smCoach: Darrell Larsen
Record: 6-0 overall, 1-0 in region
Streak: 8 wins
PPG: 72.2
PAPG: 55.7
Probable starters: Chaz Peterson, Jack Bangerter, Kody Wilstead, Collin Dowdell, Ryan Koller

snow-canyon-smCoach: James Brown
Record: 3-3 overall, 0-0 in region
Streak: 1 loss
PPG: 53.3
PAPG: 61.5
Probable starters: Hayden Anderson, Nate Gottfredson, Tanner Sampson, Chase Jenkins, Jacob Frei

Game outlook: This game is full of intrigue and plot lines. Pine View’s 6-0 start is impressive, though some have questioned their strength of schedule. Snow Canyon beat up some bad teams and got beat up by some good teams. And then there’s Enterprise. The Panthers beat them at Pine View in a rout. The Warriors traveled to Enterprise and lost a close one. That’s the information, but how do we interpret it? The answer will be tonight at 7 p.m.

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