Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 4, 2023
Boys and girls basketball tournaments round up

Boys:

Grantsville at the 12/30-12/31 Eagle Holiday Shootout @ Juan Diego High School

(W) Game one vs. Maple Mountain 64-62

(L) Game two vs. West Jordan 39-46

Stansbury at the 12/28-12/30 East Idaho Holiday Tournament @ multiple Idaho locations

The Stansbury Stallions boys team participated in the East Idaho Holiday last week, facing off against three teams from Wednesday to Friday.

Ultimately dropping all three contests, the Stallions opened the tournament with a 42-65 loss to the Rigby (ID) Trojans, followed by a 42-61 loss to the Century (ID) Diamondbacks on Thursday. 

After playing a tightly contested match on Friday, Stansbury initially overcame a nearly 20 point deficit against the Sugar-Salem (ID) Diggers, only to fall 62-68 in their final game.

Stansbury returns home with an 0-10 record and hosts the Hillcrest Huskies in their first region game of the season on Jan. 4. The game starts at 7 p.m.

Tooele High School at the 12/27-12/30 Utah Autism Holiday Classic @ Olympus High School

Like the Stansbury Stallions, Tooele High’s boys basketball team faltered during their tournament play over the holiday weekend. Last Tuesday, the Buffaloes opened their tournament play with a 37-85 loss to the Olympus Titans.

After falling 45-58 to the Brighton Bengals the next day, Tooele managed to keep the score closer in their last game against the Highland High Rams. Despite outscoring the Rams in the fourth quarter, the Buffaloes were unable to get over the hump and lost 61-63. In their final game, Tooele dropped its record to 0-11 after losing 58-73 to the Park City Miners.

The Buffaloes return home for their first region game on Jan. 4, when they face off against the Uintah Utes. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.

Girls:

Grantsville at the 12/28-12/30 Steve Hodson Cancer Classic in Cedar City

The Grantsville Cowboys girls basketball team improved their record to 10-2 after playing in the Steve Hodson Cancer Classic in Cedar City.

Winning all three contests, Grantsville opened the week with a convincing 66-28 victory over the San Juan Broncos. Over the next two days, the Cowboys defeated the Parowan Rams 64-35, followed by a 67-41 win over the South Sevier Rams.

Grantsville is back in action on Jan. 4, when they visit the Real Salt Lake Academy Griffins.

Stansbury at the Steve Hodson Cancer Classic in Cedar City

The Stallions girls basketball team split the first two games of the tournament, losing first to the Canyon View Falcons by the score of 38-50. In their bounce-back win, Stansbury defeated San Juan 57 -24.

Wrapping up the tournament, the team came out on top in their last game against Parowan High School, winning 49-42.

Stansbury returns home for a matchup against the Cottonwood Colts on Jan. 5 to play their second region game of the season. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.

Tooele High: 

As the only team — in either boys or girls basketball — to not be participating in a holiday tournament, the Tooele Buffaloes girls team defeated the American Prep Eagles 49-10 last Thursday.

During the victory, which brought their record to 2-5, Rylie Hogan and Ciana Rolle led the team in scoring with 16 and 12 points respectively.

The Buffaloes kick off the new year with a road game against Uintah on Jan. 3 and will kick off regional play at home against Cedar Valley on Jan. 5. Both games start at 7 p.m.

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