Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

December 11, 2012
Cold fourth quarter dooms Stallions against T-Birds

The Stansbury girls basketball team is still struggling to play at a high level for 32 minutes each game. The squad put together solid games in a close loss to Delta and a victory over Westlake both on their home floor, but coach Kenzie Newton wants more consistency.

“In every game we’ve given ourselves a chance to win. We’ve been struggling to put four quarters together, “ the coach said.

The Stallions had a good shot at winning last Thursday night at home against 4A Timpview. Stansbury trailed by only 4 points with 5 minutes left in the game, but the T-Birds outscored them 18-6 in the final quarter to win 46-28. With the loss, Stansbury’s record drops to 1-5 with a game at Spanish Fork tonight and a Region 11 home game on Thursday against Bear River.

Timpview jumped out to an 8-2 advantage after the first 5 minutes of the game with the Stallions slicing the advantage to 10-6 after one quarter.

Shyan Adams hit a pair of buckets for the Stallions in the first quarter and Erika Alvey knocked down a jump shot.

Stansbury sliced into Timpview’s lead in the second quarter and ended up tying the game at 15-15 at intermission.

The Stallions took a brief lead in the second quarter at 14-11 after a nifty baseline move for a basket by Rebecca Lords.

Timpview led 24-17 with 2:35 left in the third quarter with the Stallions cutting the lead to 26-22 by the start of the fourth quarter. Adams connected on a 3-point basket and as time ran out in the quarter Bailey Wilson scored inside on a great assist from Madie Alvey.

The Stallions hit a cold spell in the fourth quarter and Timpview breezed to the victory. Leading 28-24, the T-Birds scored 7-straight points to take their biggest lead of the game at 35-24 with 4:10 remaining. Timpview hit four 3-point baskets in the final quarter to help swell the lead while the Stallions managed only 6 points the entire quarter.

Erika Alvey scored 9, Wilson and Adams each scored 8 points. Adams hauled down six rebounds while Wilson had four. Lords came through with four steals.

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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