Little Lady Buffs basketball
The Tooele High girls basketball team will conduct its Little Lady Buffs basketball program again this winter. The cost is $70 per player and includes a basketball, clinics, games and free admission to a future THS girls basketball game. The first clinic date is Monday, Dec. 9 at Tooele Junior High School. Girls grades first through fourth will play from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Girls grades fifth through eighth will play from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Players may register at the THS finance office during school hours or at the first clinic. Contact Coach Kristopher Ashby at email@example.com for more information.
Grantsville Junior Jazz
Grantsville Junior Jazz is open to boys and girls anywhere in Tooele County in grades first through 12th. The fee per players is $45. Late registrations will be taken until Dec. 7 at the engraving store next to Williams Video in Grantsville with a $20 late fee added.
The 2014 TEAD racquetball tournament is scheduled to begin in mid-January. Categories will be men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles. Deadline to sign up and register is Jan. 8. Call the TEAD FMWR Physical Fitness Center at 435-833-2159 to register.
The Indiana Pacers (17-2) outscored Utah 27-19 in the fourth quarter to beat the Jazz 95-86 Wednesday night at EnergySolutions Arena. Jazz rookie Trey Burke had a career-high nine assists in the game. Derrick Favors led Utah (4-16) with 22 points and 13 rebounds and Enes Kanter had 20 points and 10 boards for the Jazz. Utah had won its two previous games over Phoenix and Houston. The Jazz play at Portland Friday, host Sacramento Saturday and Portland on Monday.
Utah State football
Utah State (8-4, 7-1) will face 24th-ranked Fresno State (10-1, 7-1) in the inaugural Mountain West Conference football championship game on Saturday at 8 p.m. in Fresno, Calif. The game will be televised nationally on CBS. USU is 10-16-1 all-time against FSU, including a 2-12-1 road record. West Division champion Fresno State had outscored opponents by an average of 19.8 points in winning its first 10 games before falling 62-52 at San Jose State last Friday. Mountain Division champion Utah State cruised to a 35-7 rout of Wyoming last Saturday. Freshman Darell Garretson threw for 156 yards and a season high-tying three touchdowns while Joey DeMartino ran for 112 yards and a touchdown. Fresno State is averaging 47.3 points to rank fourth in the nation, and Utah State is seventh in defense with 16.8 allowed per game.
Three Cougars finished with double-doubles to lead the BYU men’s basketball team past North Texas in a 97-67 win on Tuesday. Eric Mika finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds and Nate Austin added 10 points and 13 rebounds. Matt Carlino ended the night with a career-high 10 rebounds, 11 assists, five points and three steals. BYU (7-2) plays at No. 21 Massachusetts on Saturday at 11:30 a.m on the CBS Sports Network.
Jordan Loveridge scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half, but Utah lost to Boise State 69-67 on Tuesday night. Delon Wright added 15 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Utes (6-1). Utah led 66-65 with 1:52 left in the game. Boise’s Derrick Marks sank a jumper with 55 seconds left in the game to retake the lead for good. Utah hosts Fresno State at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Real Salt Lake
RSL trained inside on Wednesday after a major snowstorm hit Utah. The team ended up at an indoor field in an inflatable bubble about 10 miles from Rio Tinto Stadium. Real Salt Lake faces Sporting Kansas City on Saturday afternoon, and the one certainty is that it will be cold. The forecast is for temperatures in the mid-20s, and there’s no bubble over Sporting Park. The game is scheduled for 2 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN. Kansas City was second in the MLS with 58 points, behind the New York Red Bulls’ league-leading 59. Real Salt Lake compiled 56 points on the season and got to the MLS Cup by beating the Portland Timbers with a 5-2 aggregate score in the two West Finals matches, winning the second game 1-0 in front of one of the most intense home crowds in America at Portland’s Jeld-Wen Field.