Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

November 24, 2021
Boys basketball squads play first games

Stansbury and Grantsville posted victories to open the season Tuesday night, while Tooele played at 5A independent Real Salt Lake Academy against one of the top high school basketball teams in the country.

The Stallions traveled to 3A Delta and buried the Rabbits 80-42. Logan Richins poured in 18 points, Matthew Topham 15 with two 3-pointers, Landon Giles 13 with three 3-pointers, William Hinton 11 with one 3-pointer, Luke Yearby 6, Bridger Thomas 5, Joe Griffith 4, D Giles 3, Preston Birch 3, and Jacob Rich 2.

Stanbury jumped out to a 22-5 advantage after one quarter, and led 40-18 at halftime en route to its victory.

The Stallions will play their second game on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Mountain View at 7 p.m.

Grantsville

The Cowboys opened the season with a 77-59 road victory at Draper American Preparatory Academy.

Grantsville led 19-13 after the first quarter and 43-36 at intermission. The Cowboys started to roll in the third quarter and outscored the Eagles 23-10 to go up 66-46 after three quarters.

Carter Killian pumped in 24 points with two 3-pointers, Tate Allred 15 with three 3-pointers, Jace Sandberg 8 with two 3-pointers, Gabe Mourtisen 8, Conner Sorensen 7 with one 3-pointer, Ethan Powell 5 with one 3-pointer, Cache Cooper 5 with one 3-pointer, Dillen RIchardson 3, and Blake Bunderson 2.

The Cowboys will play in the Sevier Valley Classic Dec. Friday, Saturday Dec. 3-4, With a Friday game against Richfield at 5:30 p.m. and a Saturday game against Juab at 10:30 a.m.

Tooele

The Buffaloes faced the elite basketball team Real Salt Lake Academy with players recruited from throughout the world. 

The team is coached by David Evans who won a state championship at Lone Peak, and compiled a 67-14 record at Wasatch Academy while taking on the top prep programs nationally.

Real Salt Lake Academy Griffins defeated the Buffaloes 93-41. The Griffins led 26-0 after the first quarter, 52-16 at halftime.

The Buffaloes started to come alive in the second half. After scoring 16 points the first half, they scored 25 in the second against the suffocating trapping defense of the Griffins the entire contest.

Tooele will play its first home game of the season against Layton Christian on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Grantsville girls

The GHS girls team won its fourth game of the season Tuesday night at home with a 59-50 victory over Carbon.

Kenzie Allen shot 69% from the field hitting 9-of-13 field goals with three 3-pointers to score 27 points.

Ryann Williams popped in 11 points and freshman Baylee Lowder added 6. Grantsville pulled down 22 rebounds with Allen tallying five, Avery Allred five, Emily Ware four and Williams three to lead the way.

Grantsville plays a third-consecutive home game on Tuesday, Nov. 30 when it hosts Delta.

 

Mark Watson

Sports Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Mark directs all editorial coverage of sports in addition to reporting on a wide range of events from high school football to international racing. He has a wealth of journalism experience, having worked for four other newspapers in the state. Mark grew up in Tooele County and graduated from Grantsville High School and Brigham Young University.

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