Several rivalry games are on the schedule this week as high school basketball teams begin region competition.
Region 11 girls action began on Thursday with the Stansbury Stallions dropping an overtime game at home to Bear River while Grantsville lost 75-19 at home to Morgan.
A big local girls game will be played tonight when the Tooele girls travel to Stansbury for a 7 p.m. tip. Grantsville plays tonight at Maeser Prep. The Cowgirls will then travel to Tooele on Thursday for an encounter with the Buffaloes while the Stallions will have an opportunity to battle with the powerful Morgan Trojans on the Stallions’ floor.
Region 11 competition for the boys begins Wednesday with a game of local interest as the Grantsville Cowboys travel to Stansbury to face the Stallions at 7 p.m. At the same time, the Tooele Buffaloes host their first Region 11 game against Ben Lomond.
Local rivalry games continue on Friday with Tooele traveling to Grantsville for a 7 p.m. tip, while Stansbury plays at Morgan.
Grantsville’s boys have had some time to practice after playing back on Dec. 12. The Cowboys fell behind early in a home game against Cyprus and lost 53-40. Ten Grantsville players scored in the game with Devon Arellano and Devin Adams each scoring 8 with Caleb Edwards scoring 7 to lead the way.
Stansbury played games last Friday and Saturday. The Stallions lost 56-37 to Kearns on Friday and lost 68-39 to Westlake on Saturday. Ryan Robbins and Stone Tia currently lead the team in the scoring department with Robbins averaging 14 points per game and Tia 13 points per game. Taylor Graves is the rebound leader while Niko Chacon leads the way in steals. Robbins is the top assist man.
Tooele finally got an opportunity for a few days of practicing last week before traveling to Carbon for a game on Saturday. After a close first half, Carbon was able to widen the gap in the second half, outscoring the Buffaloes 34-25 to win the game 74-60.
Tooele knocked down eight 3-point baskets in the game against the Dinos. Contributing from long-range with two 3-pointers each were Justin Pollmann, Matt Memmott, Shaydan Walker and Tyler Lawrence. Pollmann led the way in scoring with 22, Aaron Tippetts 2, Andrew Spendlove 2, Memmott 6, Walker 8, Tanner Hollien 2, Lawrence 10 and Tyler Woodruff 8.
After this week of region games, the high school moratorium starts on Saturday and runs through Dec. 25 with no games or practices scheduled.