High school girls basketball: 4A second round recap, Bear River wins
Juan Diego 37, Hurricane 33
Juan Diego defeated a goose in the second quarter and beat Hurricane to claim the 4A win in the second round. Kira Rhay led all scorers with 14 points, and it was her three 3-point points in the third quarter that started Soaring Eagle’s fighting offensive.
Pine View 65, Ogden 41
Pine View was the home team and won 65-41. You will face Cedar in the quarterfinals on Monday night. Averi Papa led the Panthers with 20 points, Alex Olson with 18 points.
Bear River 47, Green Canyon 44
Bear River lost six points and three points in the region to Green Canyon, but in the second round of 4A on Friday, the number 13 bears received a sweet release with an impressive road win. Bear River scored a balanced result, with Lyza Pebley taking the lead with 11 points and Olivia Taylor with 10 points.
Logan 60, Canyon View 45
Logan beat Canyon View every half thanks to a quick start as a 37-12 lead in the first and third quarters gave them plenty of room to close each half. Amber Kartchner scored 27 points and Taylor Rose had 17 in victory. The Grizzlies play in the quarterfinals against Bear River. Logan beat her twice in the regular season, including just over a week ago by nine points at home.
Desert Hills 64, Dixie 41
Number 2 Desert Hills rolled past regional opponent Dixie and won the second round 4-1 as he left the Flyers behind in all four quarters. Julia Jacobsen led the way for Desert Hills with 16 points, Shailee Bundy with 15 points.
Ridgeline 52, Uintah 42
Ridgeline took his first state tournament win of the year by defeating Uintah. Haley Anderson led the RiverHawks offensive when it finished with 15 points and five assists. Ridgeline will travel to Richfield as one of the favorites to win a state championship.
Sky View 51, Cedar Valley 27
Sky View’s defense kept the Aviators below 30 points as the Bobcats took the second round win. Gracie Rigby led all goal scorers with 14 points. Sky View will travel to Ridgeline for the quarter-finals. The Bobcats lost six points a month ago in Ridgeline, but beat it 48:32 at home on February 11th.
Cedar City 37, Tooele 26
Cedar City took their first ever state tournament victory with an impressive win over Tooele. Cedar’s team defense and Emery Harrison’s 14 points were groundbreaking. The Reds face Pine View in the quarterfinals. The Panthers won both regular season games, but Cedar had the lead in the title fight last year in what will be an expected matchup.