South Jordan • Even with a three-game lead in region over visiting Taylorsville in region play, there was plenty at stake for Bingham in the Region 3 game — keeping pace with Copper Hills atop the league standings.
And the Miners, continuing their strong late-season play, did their part by winning their ninth straight game in easy fashion. Bingham took a 10-point lead in the first quarter and coasted to a 67-41 victory as senior Sierra McNicol scored 27 points and Journey Tupea grabbed 11 rebounds.
"Bingham is a good team. Sierra McNicol is as fine of a player as there is in this state," Taylorsville coach Jodi Lee said. "She is just tough and she does everything. It's so hard to say, 'Just limit her drives to the basket,' because then she'll get offensive rebounds. I was really impressed with them tonight."