Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 5, 2021
Sports Wrap – August 5, 2021

THS Wall of Fame

Tooele High School is accepting applications for the Annual Athletic Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony, to be held Friday, Sept.3  Applicants must have graduated from THS at least 10 years ago. Email Athletic Director Catham Beer at cbeer@tooeleschools.org, for an application or pick one up at Tooele High School  (301 W. Vine St. Tooele, UT 84074).  Application is due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27. 

At last year’s homecoming football game, Tooele High School inducted Verl Coates, Scott McBeth and Kim Murray into its Wall of Fame.

McKayla Skinner

Former University of Utah Red Rock MyKayla Skinner capped off her elite comeback by vaulting her way to an Olympic silver medal on the first night of event finals at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Skinner, who had finished fourth on vault in the qualification round, replaced teammate Simone Biles after her withdrawal and did not disappoint as she brought home her first-ever Olympic medal.

Skinner posted scores of 15.033 and 14.800 on her two vaults for a combined 14.916 to collect her silver medal. The Gilbert, Ariz. native was edged by Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade, who recorded a 15.083 for the win. The silver medal for Skinner on vault rounds out an incredible journey back to elite competition and her Olympic debut.

Medal Count

The United States leads at the 2020 Olympics with 91 medals including 29 gold, 35 silver, and 27 bronze. 

China has 74 medals with 34 gold, 24 silver and 16 bronze. The Russian Olympic Committee has won 58 medals with 16 gold, 22 silver and 20 bronze.

Jazz trade

ESPN reports that Golden State has  traded forward Eric Paschall to the Utah Jazz for a protected future second-round pick, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Utah will acquire Paschall with the $2 million trade exception created in the Tony Bradley  trade last November. Paschall is in the last year of his contract and will be a restricted free agent in 2022.

The 24-year old Paschall, a second-round pick of the Warriors in the 2019 NBA draft, has appeared in 100 games for the Warriors over the last two seasons averaging 12.2 points and four rebounds in those appearances. He played in 40 games last season, but missed a week while in the league’s health and safety protocols. Paschall was also voted to the NBA’s 2020 All-Rookie First Team.

Paschall reunites with his close childhood friend, Jazz star Donavan Mitchell, while bolstering Utah’s frontcourt after the loss of Derrick Favors who was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder last week.

Summer League

The two Utah Jazz teams swept the competition on Day Two of the Salt Lake City Summer League at Vivint Arena as Jazz Blue beat San Antonio 78-54 behind MaCio Teague’s game-high 26 points and Jazz White knocked off Memphis 94-75 as Udoka Azubuike collected 19 points on 9-for-9 field goal shooting along with 11 rebounds.

The four-team, six-game Salt Lake City Summer League presented by University of Utah Health, Utah Sports Commission and Western Governors University, concludes on Friday, Aug. 6 with Memphis vs. San Antonio at 5 p.m. (MT) followed by the two Jazz teams playing each other at 7 p.m.

Jazz Blue 78, San Antonio 54 (Game 1)

Baylor rookie MaCio Teague exploded for 26 points as Jazz Blue (1-1) cruised to a 78-54 victory over San Antonio (0-2). Ten different Jazz Blue players scored with N.C. State rookie D.J. Funderburk adding 12 points followed by Malik Newman with nine and Kyle Allman and Kyle Fogg with eight each. 

Teague and Funderburk each had nine points in the first quarter for a 24-18 Jazz advantage. The Spurs managed only eight points in the second quarter for a 37-26 Jazz Blue halftime lead. Behind Teague’s 15 second half points, Jazz Blue continued to stretch out its margin. Jazz Blue had a 58-42 rebounding advantage with Nate Festina grabbing a team-high nine boards and Allman and Justin Patton each collecting eight.

Jazz White 94, Memphis 75 (Game 2)

Jazz White (2-0) remained unbeaten with a 94-75 win over Memphis (1-1) as the five starters combined for 74 points. Udoka Azubuike and Jarrell Brantley each had 19 points while Dakota Mathias had 14 points and Elijah Hughes added 12 points. Trent Forrest contributed 10 points along with a game-high 13 assists, three steals and three rebounds. 

Azubuike and Elijah Hughes combined for 22 points in the first half for a 45-28 lead as Jazz White never trailed in the game. Jazz White shot 51.4 percent from the field and held a 20-point advantage for points in the paint.

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