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4A prep girls’ basketball: Salem Hills leaves East in the dust
4A prep girls’ basketball » After sluggish start, Skyhawks dominate.
First Published Feb 20 2012 08:03 pm • Last Updated Feb 21 2012 12:02 am

Taylorsville • The Salem Hills girls’ basketball team came out a little sluggish against East, which gave the Leopards some hope. That hope was fleeting, because the Skyhawks quickly brushed aside the sluggishness and sailed to an easy 71-28 win.

East had no answer inside for Salem Hills senior center Lyssa Hanks, who finished with 13 points. She said they were fine once they relaxed.

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"We started out with a lot of nerves, then we got used to things and we started playing the way that we know we can play," Hanks said.

About four minutes into the game, East had built a 9-2 lead. Salem Hills coach Mike Conner called a timeout, and after that, the Skyhawks had total control over the Leopards. After the timeout, Salem Hills outscored East 39-5 for the rest of the half. It was more of the same in the second half.

For the second time in its four-year history, Salem Hills has advanced to the state quarterfinals. The Skyhawks have a tough second-round matchup awaiting them on Wednesday when they take on Mountain Crest, which also cruised to an easy first-round victory. Mountain Crest knocked Salem Hills out of the tournament in each of the past two seasons.

"We haven’t proven anything yet," Conner said. "We’ve got to beat Mountain Crest before we feel like we’ve proven anything."

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