Our team of prep sports reporters have you covered at the Class 4A boys’ basketball state tournament at the Huntsman Center.
Kearns wore down Spanish Fork to open the day. The Cougars earned their first playoff win since 1972.
Orem downed Box Elder in the day’s second game. It was a bit of redemption for the Tigers, who fell to Logan in the first round last year.
Roy rallied from eight points down in the last five minutes to beat Skyline. The victory was even more impressive for the Royals considering they didn’t have star Brekkott Chapman, who was suspended for the game.
Springville survived a late scare to get past Judge Memorial. The Bulldogs had the ball with 22 seconds left anda cahcne to tie or force overtime, but the Red Devils’ defense snuffed out the possession.
Olympus pulled away in the second half to oust defending state champion Sky View. And the Titans did it without standout Jake Lindsey, who broke his hand in practice and is out for the rest of the season.
Highland knocked off the No. 1 seed out of Region 8, Timpview. The Rams, despite a poor warmup, shot better than 57 percent from the floor in the first half.
Bountiful had little trouble getting past Provo. Jeff Pollard finished with a double-double, recording 14 points and 14 rebounds.
And Mountain View got a 3-pointer at the buzzer to down Logan to end Day 1 of the tournament.
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