High School Girls Basketball: Carbon, Mountain Ridge Win Region Games

Ridge 44, Riverton 43

After losing its last two games, Mountain Ridge was nearing a third straight loss and trailing Riverton 36-34 in the fourth quarter. Instead, the Sentinels pulled together and pushed forward to earn their third Region 3 victory. Freshman Kya Newton led all scorers as she passed Mountain Ridge by 16 points, including two 3-pointers. Senior Hannah Shinall led Riverton by 12 points.

“It was a hard fought battle by both teams. Riverton is a good basketball program and we knew we had our work cut out for us. I thought we did a good job defensively and hit some big shots at key moments down the track. Proud of the girls and how hard they played,” said Mountain Ridge coach Kenzie Newton.

Ample 52, Northridge 46

Bountiful had his undefeated region record at stake when he faced undefeated region opponent Northridge in a difficult environment, and the game did not disappoint as the Knights battled the Redhawks to overtime. Ultimately, the Redhawks prevailed as they kept Northridge scoreless in overtime to hold and win 52-46. Sophomore Taylor Harvey led Bountiful with 16 points. Senior guard Madison Hosino led all scorers with 22 points despite the loss.

“It was a good test in a tough environment. We needed that. It will make us better. Northridge played hard and disciplined against us. I give them a lot of credit,” said Bountiful coach Joel Burton.

Dixie 46, Hurricane 45

In Region 10, which almost turned into a massive upset, Dixie prevailed and returned to the Victory Column as the Flyers defeated Hurricane 46-45. The game was nearly even throughout, but Dixie eventually handed the Tigers their 10th loss and cemented their place in second place in regional play. Junior forward Kealah Faumuina led all scorers with 22 points, her fourth straight game topping 20 points. Junior Addison Crandall led Hurricane by 16 points.

“What a fun game. Proud of the girls bouncing back after a tough defeat on Tuesday. Kealah was great once again. Jaycee’s 3 threesomes were a huge boost. Hali had some great steals late in the fourth round that gave us momentum to finish it. Great team effort,” said Dixie coach Coty Bundy.

Snow Canyon 72, Crimson Cliffs 38

It wasn’t entirely unexpected, but Snow Canyon cemented its place at the top of Region 10 with a resounding victory over Crimson Cliffs, 72-38. It was Snow Canyon’s seventh straight win as the Warriors went over 70 points for the fourth time this season. Sophomore guard Olivia Hamlin tied her career high when she led all scorers with 31 points while her second teammate Kelly Howard lost four 3-pointers in an 18-point night. Sophomore Alyssa Whittaker posted a career-high 19 points in the loss.

“We shared the ball really well tonight and gave each other good shots. If we do that, we can become dangerous,” said Snow Canyon coach Dan Roden.

Carbon 60, Richfield 56

In a 3A heavyweight battle, a strong start from Carbon proved the difference as the Dinos lasted until the end to beat Richfield 60-56. Carbon beat the Wildcats 16-9 in the first quarter before Richfield slowly pushed back as the game progressed. Juniors Amiah Timothy and Madi Orth each scored 15 points for Carbon. It was just enough to overcome a monster game from future Utah Tech Blazers Nicole Willardson, who finished with 28 points, including three 3-point losses.

“Our team was ready to fight. Richfield is a great team. Juniors Madi Orth and Amiah Timothy both finished with doubles of 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals. Kennedy Williams led from the point with 10 points and 3 assists. It was a great team effort,” said Carbon coach Cami Carlson.


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