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5A boys’ basketball state quarterfinal coverage
First Published Mar 06 2014 02:29 pm • Last Updated Mar 07 2014 08:43 pm

The Class 5A boys’ basketball state quarterfinals are under way at the Huntsman Center, and the TribPreps staff has you covered for all of Thursday’s action.

Pleasant Grove kept attacking on offense to defeat Alta. Matt Conway paced the Vikings with 25 points and six rebounds.

At a glance

Class 5A quarterfinals

2:30 p.m. » Pleasant Grove 78, Alta 55

4:10 p.m. » American Fork 50, Brighton 27

5:50 p.m. » Davis 66, Copper Hills 62 in OT

7:30 p.m. » Lone Peak 82, Bingham 79 in 2OT

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American Fork suffocated Brighton to reach the semifinals. The Cavemen held the Bengals scoreless in the third quarter.

Davis survived quite a score from Copper Hills in overtime. The Darts scored the tying basket just before the horn to end the fourth quarter to force overtime.

Not to be outdone, Lone Peak needed double overtime to tame Bingham. TJ Haws finished with 42 points to lead the Knights.

Here is our coverage from Tuesday’s opening-round games.

Bingham opened the tournament with a lopsided win over West. The Miners pulled away after clinging to a one-point lead at the half.

Lone Peak also earned a blowout win, overpowering Syracuse. The defending state champs got 29 points from BYU recruit TJ Haws.

Davis followed suit by routing Herriman. Elijah Kletzli finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Darts.

Copper Hills gutted out a win over Hunter. The Grizzlies got a double-double from Porter Hawkins, who scored 14 points to go with 10 rebounds.

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American Fork experienced little resistance taking down Viewmont. Tyler Rawson led the Cavemen with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Brighton fought off Taylorsville to advance. Brock Miller scored 15 points in the fourth quarter to help the Bengals’ cause.

Alta grinded out a win over Hillcrest. The Hawks managed to hold the Huskies to 19.2 percent shooting from the field in the second half.

Pleasant Grove finished the day with an offensive-laden win over Layton. Matt Conway scored 35 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Vikings.

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