Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) Skyline's DeSean Miller (1) shoots a free throw during the game at Olympus High School Friday January 27, 2012. Skyline won the game 59-52.
Boys’ basketball: Skyline gets win over Oly
First Published Jan 27 2012 10:22 pm • Last Updated Jan 27 2012 11:30 pm

One of the state’s biggest rivalries resumed Friday night, and this time, Skyline won more than pride.

The Eagles managed to hold onto a 59-52 road win over archrival Olympus. Beating the Titans is always its own reward, but this time Skyline also earned outright control of Region 7 in probably the toughest venue to get such a victory.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

"Mind-boggling," point guard DeSean Miller said. "Bigger than the state tournament to me right there. Small gym, all packed, emotions. … It was crazy."

Miller was the Eagles’ go-to man in the fourth quarter, stepping to the free-throw line and driving for layups and short jumpers. The senior finished with 23 points, including going 7-for-10 on foul shots in the final period.

Throughout the game, Miller helped add a dynamic flair to the offense that the Titans seemed to lack. His cuts into the lane and direction of ball movement helped spread the floor and keep Olympus guessing.

"When you’ve got players like that," coach Derek Bunting said, "they can make whatever you run look good."

It paid off down the stretch as Skyline hit a wall on offense. The Titans trailed at halftime 37-28, but narrowed the lead to 44-40 entering the third quarter. Miller scored 11 of the team’s 15 fourth-quarter points when Olympus began to press.

The most impressive feat by the Eagles might’ve been the number they did on leading Olympus scorer Will Cannon. The 6-foot-6 forward was held to only eight points as Skyline collapsed around him, forcing the Titans’ 3-point shooters to knock down attempts.

Olympus did manage eight long-range shots — including three by Nick Barney — but couldn’t catch up. Free-throw shooting also hurt the Titans: They went only 4-for-10 from the line in the fourth quarter.

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.