Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

November 30, 2021
Sports Wrap – November 30, 2021

Prep Schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 30

LCA at Tooele boys basketball 7 p.m.

Delta at GHS girls basketball 7 p.m.

GHS swim meet 2:30 p.m. Pratt Aquatic Center with Tooele, Judge

Stansbury at Bear River girls basketball 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 1

Stansbury at Mt. View boys basketball 7 p.m.

Ogden at Tooele girls basketball 7 p.m.

Granger at GHS wrestling 7 p.m.

Payson at Stansbury swimming 3 p.m. Pratt Aquatic Center

Thursday, Dec. 2

Tooele at Uintah wrestling 7 p.m.

Stansbury at Cottonwood wrestling 7 p.m.

Grantsville girls basketball at Orem 7 p.m.

Bountiful at Stansbury girls basketball 7 p.m.

SHS girls basketball

Epa Tia and Sarah Gatluak each scored nine points in Stansbury’s opening game at Mountain Ridge last week. The Stallions hung with the Sentinels through one quarter, but were outscored 14-2 in the second quarter and dropped the contest 59-30. 

Stansbury travels to Bear River tonight and plays its first home game Thursday at 7 p.m. against Bountiful.

Utah football

The No. 14 University of Utah Football program remained undefeated in Rice-Eccles Stadium this season with a 28-13 victory over Colorado today, holding the Buffaloes without an offensive touchdown. The Utes finished the season 6-0 in RES and enters the Pac-12 Championship game 9-3 overall and 8-1 in Pac-12 play.

It was defensive domination from start to finish for the Utes, holding Colorado to just 148 yards of total offense and nine first downs. Utah held the Buffaloes to 64 yards rushing, the sixth time this season the Utes have held their opponent under 100 yards rushing, also holding Colorado to just 84 passing yards.

After trailing in the first quarter, Utah held the Buffaloes to just 32 yards of total offense and two first downs in the second quarter with Colorado averaging only 2.3 yards per play. Utah held its 28-13 lead heading into the fourth and final quarter of the game with the Utes staying stingy on defense, keeping the Buffaloes to 24 yards on offense including only three yards on the ground.

Entering the game, Colorado led the Pac-12 and ranked 18th in the FBS in red zone defense with the Utes converting on three of their four trips to scoring territory, recording 444 yards of total offense. Utah wrapped up the game with 265 rushing yards, the fourth time in the last five games the Utes have reached the 200 rushing yard mark, along with 179 passing yards and three touchdowns through the air.

BYU football

After improving to 10-2 with its win over USC on Saturday, BYU moved up one ranking to No. 12 in The Associated Press Top 25 and No. 14 in the USA Today AFCA Coaches Poll released Sunday.

With its 35-31 win over the Trojans in the Coliseum, BYU improved to 5-0 against the Pac-12 Conference this season with wins over nationally ranked Utah and Arizona State as well Arizona, Washington State and USC. The Cougars also beat Virginia of the ACC to achieve six victories over Power 5 conference teams this year, the most in program history. For the first time since 2008 and 2009, BYU has earned 10 or more wins in back-to-back seasons while achieving its 18th season overall with double-digit victories.

BYU’s No. 12 ranking is its highest since being ranked No. 10 in both polls earlier this season after a 5-0 start. The Cougars have been ranked in one of the major national polls during 11 of the last 12 weeks since first entering the national rankings in the second poll of the regular season following its win over nationally ranked Utah, now ranked No. 14 in AP and No. 17 by the coaches.

Utah State football

Picked to finish fifth in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West in the conference’s preseason media polls, Utah State proved its doubters wrong Friday in the Land of Enchantment.

Grad junior quarterback Logan Bonner passed for 306 yards and a career-high five touchdowns, senior wide receiver Deven Thompkins set the single-season school record for yards receiving and the Aggies clinched a berth in the Mountain West championship game with a 35-10 victory over New Mexico at University Stadium.

The Aggies (9-3, 6-2 Mountain West) have won six of their last seven games to secure their first appearance in the conference championship game since 2013, their inaugural season in the MW. They will face No. 22 San Diego State (11-1, 7-1), which clinched the West Division with a come-from-behind 27-16 win over visiting Boise State on Friday.

USU and SDSU will square off on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. (MT), at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

BYU basketball

Te’Jon Lucas tied a career-high and Caleb Lohner recorded his first career double-double as No. 18 BYU defeated Utah 75-64 for its first win at the Huntsman Center since Dec. 10, 2011.

“These rivalry games are always great,” said BYU head coach Mark Pope. “They are always emotional. You can throw the rankings and stats out of the window. Craig (Smith) is a terrific coach, and he is going to make the rivalry better. Our guys came in and fought hard.”

Lucas scored 18 points for the second straight game, going 8-of-10 from the floor, including 2-of-3 from 3-point range. Lohner grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds to go along with 10 points as the Cougars outrebounded the Utes 45-28. Alex Barcello reached double figures for the ninth straight game with 17 points, with Gavin Baxter chipping in 14.

Utah Jazz

When Utah tipped off with Portland on Monday night, most eyes were focused on the showdown between two of the top backcourts in the NBA: Utah’s Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley against Portland’s Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.

Who could blame fans for focusing on that matchup? The Jazz and Blazers — along with Phoenix and Golden State (once Klay Thompson returns) — are hands down the creme-de-la-creme of the league.

Unfortunately for Portland, one person who never got that memo regarding that top-tier matchup was Rudy Gobert. 

The 7-footer from France stole the show with his 16th double-double of the season. He finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds, leading Utah to a 129-107 victory over Portland.

“Rudy is incredible how he manages that paint down there,” Portland head coach Chauncey Billups said. “He’s a dominant defender down there, even shots he doesn’t block, he has an impact on. Guys won’t even shoot, or they drive and kick it. … He’s incredible at what he does.”

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