Jan. 11 basketball round-up
Grantsville boys basketball narrowly loses 48-49 to Ridgeline
Despite a strong fourth-quarter showing, during which the Grantsville boys basketball team outscored the Ridgeline Riverhawks 16-11, the Cowboys were unable to complete the comeback and fell 48-49 last Wednesday.
Following a first half, during which the Cowboys and Riverhawks were tied at 23 points, Ridgeline outpaced Grantsville 26-25 and squeaked out the one-point, 49-48 victory. Two players scored in double figures for the Riverhawks, with senior Luke Sorenson leading the team with 15 points.
For the Cowboys, seniors Brigham Mulford and Gabe Mouritsen carried the team’s scoring. Mulford recorded 15 points in the loss, followed by Mouritsen’s 13 points, as the duo contributed 40% of the team’s overall offensive production.
Cowboys fall 41-44 to Juab High boys basketball
In their next game, the Cowboys took to the road to face the Juab Wasps in Nephi. Despite a strong showing by the team in three of the four quarters — including a fourth quarter which drew the team to within three points — Grantsville was unable to keep pace with the Wasps and dropped a 41-44 loss to the hosting Juab.
With the two losses last week, Grantsville’s record falls to 10-4. The team hosts Ben Lomond Jan. 11; tipoff is at 7 p.m. at the Cowboys gym.
Stallions boys basketball falls 59-69 to Hillcrest High
A strong second half, in which the Stansbury boys basketball team outscored its opponent 38-25, was not enough to give the Stallions the win and its winless streak continued after last Wednesday’s 59-69 loss.
Playing host to the Hillcrest Huskies, Stansbury fell behind big during the first half and went into the locker room trailing 21-44. The Stallions bounced back in the second half, but ultimately came up short and lost the game by 10 points.
Three players scored in double-digit figures in the game, with Andrew Sanduval recording 15 points, followed by 14 scored by Tobi Johnson and 11 by Jackson Hymer.
The 59-69 defeat brought Stansbury’s record to 0-11 ahead of the team’s next game against Cottonwood.
Stansbury boys basketball record sits at 0-12 after 57-82 loss against Cottonwood
The Stallions trailed the Cottonwood Colts following each quarter, as the team dropped a 57-82 contest last Friday. After falling behind 49-28 in the first half, Stansbury was unable to bounce back and gave up another 43 points in the final two frames.
The team’s 29-point performance in the second half proved to be too little too late and the team lost its 12th-straight game heading into this week’s games. Up next for Stansbury is a cross-town match against Tooele, which takes place at home and starts at 7 p.m.
The winner will break its respective winless season, as the Buffaloes are also winless at 0-13.
Tooele loses 51-68 to Uintah boys basketball, remain winless on the season
A sluggish start wound up being too much for the Tooele Buffaloes boys basketball team to overcome, as the team fell short in a 51-68 loss to the Uintah Utes last Wednesday.
Posting only 13 points and surrendering 42 to Uintah, Tooele was unable to recover from the 31-point deficit, despite outsourcing the Utes 38-26 in the final two quarters.
The loss brought the team’s record to 0-12 ahead of a game against the Cedar Valley Aviators.
Cedar Valley boys basketball tops Buffaloes 72-55 to hand Tooele 13-straight loss
In a game during which the Tooele boys basketball team trailed in every quarter, the Buffaloes lost by 17 points in last Friday’s match against the Cedar Valley Aviators.
With the 55-72 loss, Tooele remained winless and is on the road for their next game against Stansbury.
The Buffaloes will get a chance to earn their first win of the season against the cross-town rival Stallions Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Stansbury High School.
Grantsville girls basketball wins 58-22 at Real Salt Lake Academy
Following a dominant first half, the Grantsville Cowboys girls basketball team came away with a 58-22 win over the host Real Salt Lake Academy Griffins last Wednesday.
After outscoring the Griffins 40-11 in the first two periods, the Cowboys came out of the third quarter with a 13-4 run and a 53-15 lead. The game was rounded out by a low-scoring fourth frame, and Grantsville pulled away with the whopping 46-point victory.
With the 58-22 victory, Grantsville’s record now sits at 11-2 as the team moved on to a Jan. 10 game versus the Ben Lomond Scots to start regional play.
GHS at Ben Lomond (late)
Results of this match were not available by the time of this publication
Stansbury beats Hillcrest high by wide margin
A steady pace and a sloppy showing by the host Hillcrest Huskies led to the Stallions girls team winning by the score of 42-15.
The Huskies didn’t break into double digits until the fourth quarter, as the team managed to score only seven points over the first three frames. With the victory Stansbury improved its record to 4-7 ahead of a home game against the Cottonwood Colts.
Cottonwood bests Stallions girls basketball 44-37
In their last game of the week, the Stansbury Stallions girls basketball team fell to the Cottonwood Colts last Thursday.
Following a 14-20 first half deficit, the Stallions failed to recoup and were outcored 24-23 in the last two quarters of the game. Keeping around a 10-point pace throughout each quarter of the game, the Colts managed to fend off Stansbury and come away with a 44-37 win.
The loss brings the Stallions girls team to 4-8 ahead of the team’s Jan. 10 match against Tooele. Results of the game were not available at the time of publication.
Tooele handed first region loss of the season
During last Tuesday’s match against the Uintah Utes, the Tooele girls basketball team was defeated 26-54 during their opening game of regional play. The loss brought Tooele’s record to 2-6 ahead of a home game against Cedar Valley.
Cedar Valley nearly doubles up score over Buffaloes, wins 53-23
Losing in their second regional game in as many days, the Buffaloes suffered a 23-53 loss to the Cedar Valley Aviators last Thursday night. Tooele’s record now sits at 2-7 following the match, with a Jan. 10 game against cross-town rival Stansbury High looming.
Results of the Stallions-Buffaloes game were not available at the time of publication.
(W) THS vs. Hillcrest