Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 18, 2014
Heartbreaking loss at Ben Lomond leaves Stallions out of state tourney

The region season started on a positive note for Stansbury boys with a 76-71 win at Tooele.

But the Stallions’ season ended Friday night in Ogden with a 47-43 loss to Ben Lomond to finish last in Region 11 with a 1-7 record.

Because of its two victories over Stansbury, the Scots will get the honor of traveling to St. George on Saturday to face Region 9’s No. 1 team Snow Canyon in the first round of the state playoffs.

Stansbury jumped out to a 7-0 lead with two foul shots from Jonathan Gibby, a basket from Gage Manzione and a 3-pointer from Thomas Griffith. The Scots came back to tie it at 8-8 until a sweet inside move by Justin May made it 10-8 Stallions after the first quarter.

Ben Lomond outscored Stansbury 26-15 in quarters two and three to lead 34-25 entering the fourth quarter when the Stallions made a run.

Shane Andrus started it off with a steal, and Gibby scored his second bucket of the game to make it 34-27 Ben Lomond. Andrus later drained a 3-pointer followed by an inside basket from Manzione to slice the lead to 35-32 with 5:05 left in the contest.

The Stallions were still within a chance of victory when they trailed 42-38 after inside baskets from Taylor Graves and Andrus.

Stansbury battled with a full-court press and was able to take the game to the wire. A 3-point attempt from the corner by May popped in and then out of the hoop.

Then, with 17 seconds left in the contest, Andrus hit his third 3-pointer of the game from the corner to slice the lead to 44-43.

Ben Lomond held on for victory by hitting three-of-four foul shots in the final seconds to earn the trip to St. George.

Scoring: Andrus 13, Graves 10, Manzione 9, Gibby 4, Griffith 4, May 3. Manzione led in the rebounding department with 21 and Graves had 10.

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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