SHS girls basketball
The Stansbury girls basketball team improved to 7-6 on the season with a 49-31 victory over Payson Tuesday in Payson. The Lady Lions dropped to 1-11. Stansbury led at halftime 29-16 and pushed the lead to 41-22 by the end of the third quarter. Rachel Prescott led the way in the scoring department with 12 points with Madie Alvey scoring seven, which included one 3-pointer. Kallie Stewart scored eight with Bailey Wilson, Katy Flint and Shyan Adams scoring six points each. Danielle Dunn and Erika Lakin provided two points each. The Lady Stallions play at Delta Thursday and will open Region 11 play on Tuesday with a home game against Ben Lomond.
GHS girls basketball
Grantsville had difficulty scoring in the first half at Carbon on Tuesday. The Cowboys scored four points while Carbon raced out to 28 first-half points. The Lady Dinos outscored GHS 25-9 in the second half to win the game 55-20. Abby Butler led the way for GHS with nine points, which included two 3-pointers. Angel Cloward, Jessy Davis, Kim Brown, Riley Ekins and Whitney Castagno each scored two points; Natasha Landon added a free throw. Grantsville opens Region 11 action on Thursday, Jan. 16 at Ben Lomond.
The 2014 TEAD Adult Coed Volleyball League will begin play on Jan. 28. Deadline to sign up is Jan. 14. The program is open to the Tooele County Community. Entry fee is $150 per team. For more information or to sign up to to the TEAD Physical Fitness Center building 1002, or call 435-833-2159 to register over the phone with a credit card. Players must be 18 years of age or older and out of high school to play in the league.
Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 37 points to lead the jazz to a 112-101 victory over Oklahoma City on Tuesday night. Hayward also led the team in rebounds with 11. After the Thunder sliced a 24-point Jazz lead to 99-94, Hayward made five straight jumpers — two of them 3-pointers — as he personally outscored the Thunder 17-7 to clinch Utah’s fourth straight home win. Kevin Durant led the game in scoring with 48 points. Six Jazz players scored in double figures with Derrick Favors adding 15. Utah improved to 12-25 on the season. The Thunder dropped to 27-8, one-half game behind San Antonio for first place in the Western Conference. Utah hosts Cleveland (12-23) on Friday and Denver (17-17) on Monday.
The NFL playoffs continue this weekend with four games. New Orleans is at Seattle, Indianapolis at New England, San Francisco at Carolina and San Diego at Denver. Last week Indianapolis defeated Kansas City 45-44, New Orleans beat Philadelphia 26-24, San Diego downed Cincinnati 27-10 and San Francisco beat Green Bay 23-20.
Andrew Andrews scored 12 of his 19 points in the final nine minutes, and Washington held on in the final seconds for a 59-57 win over Utah on Wednesday night in the Huskies conference home opener. Coming off a split in the desert, Washington could not shake the Utes (12-3, 1-2 Pac-12) until the final seconds when Delon Wright’s desperation attempt 3-pointer from the corner was off the mark. Andrews put Washington in position to get the victory. It was his three-point play with 8:43 left that gave Washington a 44-43 lead and the Huskies never again trailed despite being pushed. C.J. Wilcox added 14 points and Nigel Williams-Goss scored 13 for the Huskies (10-6, 2-1). Wright led Utah with 27 points and 11 rebounds, but the Utes made 1-of-15 3-point attempts. Utah came in to Wednesday night shooting 36 percent on 3s. Utah plays at Washinton State on Sunday at 5 p.m. on the PAC-12 Network.
BYU will try to avenge a pair of road losses this week when it hosts Pepperdine on Thursday and Loyola Marymount on Saturday. LMU defeated BYU 87-76 and Pepperdine beat BYU 80-74. BYU snapped a four-game losing streak last Saturday with an 87-53 victory over San Diego.
Utah State plays at Nevada on Saturday. Senior guard TeNale Roland’s career-high 20 points, which all came in the second half, sparked Utah State men’s basketball to an 86-67 victory over San José State last Saturday night at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum for USU’s first-ever Mountain West Conference win.