Stansbury dropped its sixth straight boys basketball game Friday night 79-56 at home to Bear River.
The Stallions (1-5, 8-12) are in jeopardy of missing out on the state playoffs. Four of the five Region 11 teams earn a trip to the 16-team 3A playoffs. Stansbury still has a chance to clinch third place, but it would need a win at Grantsville on Wednesday. No matter what happens against Grantsville, Stansbury must win at Ben Lomond (1-6, 3-18) on Friday to finish ahead of the Scots in fourth place. Ben Lomond currently holds the tiebreaker.
Bear River outscored Stansbury 10-1 in the first three minutes of Friday’s game and were up 22-14 after the first quarter. The Bears were led by senior guard Landon Cornwall, who hit four 3-pointers in the first six minutes of the game. Cornwall, however, was hit with two early fouls and did not play the rest of the first half.
Stansbury honored seniors Taylor Graves, Tyler Jensen, Austin Mohler, Tanner Barton, Thomas Griffith and Jonathan Gibby before the game. They all clocked several minutes in the final home game.
Jensen finally broke the ice for the Stallions in the first quarter when he scored three minutes into the game to make it 10-3. Jensen ended up logging several minutes in the contest with other players in foul trouble. He ended up scoring 18 points with three 3-pointers.
Graves and Shane Andrus each hit a pair of 3-pointers in the opening stanza for the Stallions.
Stansbury made a run in the second quarter with seven consecutive points to slice the Bears’ lead to 22-20. Zayne Anderson connected on a layup and was fouled in the act. The three-point play cut the lead to 22-18, and then Andrus zipped a pass inside to Gage Manzione for a layup to make it 22-20.
Bear River followed with a run of its own and pushed the lead to 39-23 with 1:38 left in the first half. May stopped the bleeding with a 3-pointer, but Bear River led 41-27 at intermission.
The Stallions were outscored 38-29 in the second half.
Scoring: Jensen 18, May 8, Manzione 6, Anderson 6, Graves 4, Mohler 3, Andrus 3, Barton 2.