Pleasant Grove still may not know what exactly happened Tuesday night against Lone Peak.
One minute its students were trading insults with Lone Peak’s student body and enjoying a lead, and the next moment the Knights were chanting "We love Quincy," a tradition that tops off all Lone Peak victories.
Lone Peak 68, Pleasant Grove 51
» Lone Peak’s guard line of Frank Jackson, TJ Haws and Zach Frampton combine for 13 rebounds.
» Lone Peak has 10 offensive rebounds.
» Pleasant Grove’s Riley Court and Mark Sheffield both have three fouls in the first 12 minutes of the game.
» Lone Peak shoots 56 percent from the field.
The Knights turned a third-quarter deficit into a blowout en route to a 68-51 victory.
"I think our actively level increased," Lone Peak coach Quincy Lewis said. "We got some tips and got out on transition. Once that happened we started getting open shots and shared the ball better. All of a sudden I looked at the scoreboard and we were up 20."
Just how the Knights managed to go on a 22-2 run could have been explained by what angle of the court you had.
Was it because the Vikings were in foul trouble or because Lone Peak figured out how to cool off Matt Conway? Or was it because T.J. Haws and Frank Jackson got it going on offense, or that Lone Peak’s defense found a second wind?
"I don’t think our guys were able to maintain the flow of the game very well," Pleasant Grove coach Randy McAllister said. "We were in foul trouble all night. Two of our starters spent an inordinate amount of time on the bench. We’ve got to be smarter about fouls and stay out of foul trouble."
Pleasant Grove led 39-36 after Forrest Pincock hit a 3-pointer with 5:10 left in the third quarter. But Lone Peak responded with a 14-2 run to end the quarter.
Haws got the run going with a pair of 3-pointers. Nick Curtis then scored inside. Conway answered for Pleasant Grove but Lone Peak then found some success inside. Another basket from Curtis was followed by an easy score from Dylan Hedin.
The Knights opened the fourth quarter by scoring eight straight points to put the game out of reach. Both Hedin and Allphin scored and, after a pair of Pleasant Grove turnovers, Jackson scored four of his 26 points. Haws added 24, including five 3-pointers.
Conway had 15 of his 23 points in the first half for Pleasant Grove (2-1), who dropped a game behind Lone Peak (3-0) in Region 4 play.
Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.