The Grantsville girls basketball team went into last week’s Steve Hodson Cancer Classic knowing it had a tough challenge in front of it, facing three strong southern Utah-based Class 4A programs hundreds of miles from home in Cedar City.
The Cowboys showed they can hang with anyone, posting a 2-1 record and capping their trip with a 55-53 overtime win over Hurricane on Saturday at Canyon View High School. The hard-fought victory came on the heels of a disappointing loss to Cedar the day before, but Grantsville (9-3) was determined to keep things from snowballing.
The Cowboys built a 16-10 lead after the first quarter before Hurricane (4-7) rallied to take a 40-39 advantage after three. Grantsville outscored the Tigers 12-11 in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime, and limited Hurricane to just two points in the extra period.
Ashlee Edwards led the Cowboys with 19 points, knocking down two 3-pointers. Madison Fields had 18 points to go with four assists and three rebounds and Hannah Butler was her normal stat sheet-stuffing self, scoring 14 points, grabbing six rebounds, dishing out five assists and picking off three steals. Maison White had four points and five rebounds to round out Grantsville’s scoring.
Bryn Erickson and Hailey Homer each had 16 points in the loss for Hurricane.
Grantsville finished its non-region schedule Thursday in Eureka against Tintic in a game that was not complete at press time. The Cowboys will open Region 13 play Tuesday night at home against South Summit.
Cedar 52, Stansbury 34
Stansbury went 0-3 at the Steve Hodson Cancer Classic against three schools from Region 9, dropping Saturday’s game to tournament co-host Cedar as the Lady Reds improved to 10-0 on the season.
The Stallions (3-7) trailed just 15-12 after the first quarter, but Cedar stretched the lead to 32-22 at the half and rolled from there. Mayci Torgerson led the Lady Reds with 18 points and Logann Laws added 16 for one of Class 4A’s top teams to this point in the season.
Kalee Philips had 12 points and Epa Tia had eight points and six rebounds for Stansbury. Senior guard Mia Thurber had five assists in the loss.
Stansbury, which has lost five of its past six games, will play its first Region 11 game of the season Friday at Ogden. The Stallions’ first home game of the region season is Wednesday against Bonneville.
Lehi 48, Tooele 16
The Buffaloes struggled from the field, making just five field goals in a tough loss to Lehi on Saturday at Cedar High School.
Tooele (5-4) was outscored 25-5 in the second half by the Pioneers (8-2), who have won five straight games. Apelila Galeai led Lehi with 16 points and eight rebounds and Maddison Warren added 13 points, four assists and four steals. Aysha Lewis had six points to lead Tooele, while Nizhone Tso had five, Makayla Komer had three and Alivia Cluff had two.
Tooele went 1-2 at the Steve Hodson Cancer Classic and will open its Region 11 schedule Friday with a tough test at Bonneville. The Buffs’ first region home game is Tuesday against Juan Diego.