Prep hoops roundup: Panthers win NGS opener against Monument Valley

It was a good night in limited action Thursday night for Region 9 prep basketball teams as PIne View’s boys and girls teams won and Snow Canyon’s girls team also pulled off a narrow victory.

The Pine View boys, playing without suspended 6-foot-7 center Kody Wilstead, held off Monument Valley (Ariz.) 50-47 at the NGS Tournament in Page, Ariz. Wilstead, who was ejected from Wednesday’s PV-Snow Canyon game for shoving the Warriors’ Brock Staheli, was serving the automatic one-game suspension for the ejection.

Pine-view-smThe Panthers turned to the long ball without the big center, hitting 10 3-pointers in the close win. Garrett Bowker had half of those and finished the game with 19 points and 8 rebounds.

It was a streaky game as PV trailed by trailed by a dozen (18-6) in the first quarter before pulling to within 20-13 after the first eight minutes.

The second quarter was all PV, with the Panthers going on a 12-0 run to take a 25-20 lead behind three baskets from Jed Newby and treys from Bowker and Chaz Peterson.

The Panthers led 30-24 at the half, but the Mustangs rallied in the third and a 3 at the buzzer gave them a 40-39 lead with eight minutes to play.

MVHS led 44-39 in the fourth, but Peterson hit a trey and Newby got a putback to tie the score. Another Bowker trey made it 47-44 and then Peterson struck again to put PV up 50-44 with just moments left in the game. Monument added a 3-pointer late.

Pine View, 5-0, continues winner’s bracket NGS Tournament play Friday. The Panthers have played in the championship game of the tourney two years in a row.

Stats: PVHS 50, MVHS 47

Girls basketball
Pine View 45, Enterprise 44

Breana Moeai led the way with 10 points as the Lady Panthers continued their remarkable start after going 0-20 last season.

Pine-view-smSarrah Pierce hit the game-clincher on an assist by Amber Archibald as Pine View went to 4-1 on the young season. Archibald had 8 points and 5 steals and Pierce had 7 points and 3 blocks for the victorious Panthers, who play at home against Uintah Saturday afternoon (3 p.m.).

Stats: Pine View 45, Enterprise 44

Snow Canyon 49, Uintah 48

Madi Mooring had 17 points and Nikenna Durante chipped in 14 as the Lady Warriors rallied from down eight in the fourth quarter.

snow-canyon-smThe Utes led 28-27 at half and stretched the lead to 40-32 heading into the final period. But SC rallied, with Mooring and Durante each nailing three 3-pointers in the game.

Snow Canyon, which recorded its first win of the season with Thursday’s victory, improved to 1-5 and will host Richfiwld Friday night (5:30 p.m.). Uintah fell to 3-3.

Friday’s prep schedule:

Carbon at Snow Canyon, 7 p.m.
Cedar at Juab, 7 p.m.
Parowan at Hurricane, 7 p.m.
West at Canyon View, 7 p.m.
Spanish Fork vs. Desert Hills, 6 p.m. (at Dixie High School)
Springville vs. Dixie, 7:30 p.m. RRR Andy/Hoppie (at Dixie High School)
Pine View vs. TBD, tbd (at Page, Ariz.)

Desert Hills at Maple Mountain, 5:15 p.m.
Uintah at Hurricane, 5:15 p.m.
Dixie at Moapa Valley, Nev., 7 p.m.
Richfield at Snow Canyon, 7 p.m.

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