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December 9, 2021
Sports Wrap – December 9, 2021

GHS Hall of Fame

Grantsville High School is now accepting nominations for the Hall of Fame. This year’s deadline is Jan. 10, 2022.

The three categories are: 

Pride: Any former Grantsville student-athlete who has excelled as a student-athlete at Grantsville, in college, or professionally.

Tradition: A teacher, administrator or staff member who has made significant contributions to the school or district.

Excellence: Any alumnus who has gone on to achieve success in the world of education, business, research, medicine or other field, and has made contributions to their organization and to society.

The committee will go through the application process then select this year’s Hall of Fame inductees. All previous nominees within the last five years will be considered as well. The form is available at

BYU basketball

No. 24 BYU men’s basketball’s hot offensive start helped the Cougars down Utah State 82-71 at the Marriott Center on Wednesday evening.

Alex Barcello led the Cougars with 17 points on 4-of-12 shooting, 2-for-5 from behind the arc, two rebounds, four assists and two steals. Te’Jon Lucas had 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting and 2-for-5 from 3-point land as BYU won their 10th straight over the Aggies. 

“I’m really pleased with the way we played today,” said Barcello. “Definitely two really great wins after a tough loss last week. These guys have done a really great job stepping into roles they are not familiar with… Coach told us to step up our pace and we practice that every day and these guys have really bought into that. We just listen to coach and try to do the best we can while we are out there. Thankfully it worked for us tonight and we were able to hit shots.”

Trevin Knell had his season high in points with 13 on 5-of-6 shooting, 3-of-4 from the three, four rebounds, one assist and a steal. Fousseyni Traore put up a career-high 14 points on 3-of-4 from the field and a perfect 8-for-8 from the charity stripe.

U of U basketball

The Utah men’s basketball team had a tough shooting night against TCU, hitting just 33.9-percent of its shots in Wednesday’s 76-62 loss at Dickies Arena.

The Utes looked like they had found their offense in the second half and cut the TCU (7-1) lead down to 38-32 after Branden Carlson hit both of his free throws. However, 3-of-10 shooting to start the second frame compared to the Horned Frog’s 8-of-13 saw Utah trail 54-42 with 12 minutes left to play.

 Utah continued to fight late in the second half and brought the TCU lead back down to 58-50 after a 3-pointer from David Jenkins Jr.., dunk from Carlson and free throw from Gach but a lay-up from Emmanuel Miller saw Utah’s deficit back to double digits (60-50) with 7:13 to go.  

Gach brought Utah within 66-58 of TCU after getting a steal and drew the foul on his drive to the rack with 3:48 to go. However, the Utes only managed to notch one field goal from that point on as TCU pulled away 76-62.

SUU basketball

In front of an electric crowd at the America First Event Center Wednesday night, John Knight III and Maizen Fausett  combined for 31 points to give the Southern Utah University men’s basketball team its fourth-straight win over in-state rival Utah Valley by a score of 60-56.

The win pushed the Thunderbirds to 6-3 overall on the season and extended their winning streak to five games. The Wolverines dropped to 7-2 for the year with the setback and saw their seven-game winning streak snapped.

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