ST. GEORGE – Three home games, three wins for Region 9 Tuesday night as Cedar, Hurricane and Pine View each won on their own courts. Here are the game summaries of the action:
Pine View 30, Canyon View 24
Trailing 12-3 after one quarter, the Lady Panthers clamped down on defense and held visiting Canyon View to 12 total points over the next three quarters. They also hit several crucial free throws down the stretch to win the game in the fourth quarter.
The Lady Falcons were having little trouble with their post entry passes in the first quarter. When the Panthers closed down, Canyon View’s posts found their perimeter shooters wide open for the open looks. Pine View often found itself out of position on the rebounds.
“We made some adjustments,” said Pine View wing Claire Newby. “Our backside help was there after the first quarter. We closed out better on their shooters.”
Canyon View’s Morgan Cheney opened the game with a wide open look from the left side to drain the trey. Dawn Mead evened the score for Pine View a minute later with a trey of her own. Alycia Flores hit a shot from the elbow with 5:40 on the clock to retake the lead for Canyon View.
Former Panther Rachel Lusk then scored the next five points for Canyon View. First, a 3-pointer from the corner, then a layup on a fast break to put CVHS up 10-3 with just over three minutes remaining. Yanaba Oshley closed the scoring with a putback to give Canyon View its largest lead, 12-3.
To begin the second, Pine View put in its full-court press. Saraven Allen got several steals or deflections. Three of them led to either a layup or free throws at the other end. Pine View was able to take advantage of the Lady Falcons fouls as the half was closing. With 2:23 remaining, Pine View would score the next seven points from the line, beginning with two swishes from Macee Hayes.
With just under a minute to play, PV tied the score 14-14 on another free throw from Allen. Canyon View hit two free throws to end the half with a 16-14 lead.
The third quarter was all defense as neither team could break loose. Canyon View maintained its slim margin, however, and led 19-17 until Falcon guard Kaytlyn Condie drove coast to coast for a layup just as the third ended to put Canyon View up four.
A free throw by Flores put the Falcons up 22-17 at the start of the fourth. Allen then scored for the Panthers, but seconds afterward had to go to the bench with her fifth foul. Pine View kept the press on, however, and it started to pay dividends.
Hayes hit two more from the line. Then Hayes got a steal and was immediately fouled. She hit the first to tie the game at 22-22. She missed the second, but Newby got the rebound and was fouled on the putback try.
Newby hit both to give Pine View its first lead of the game, 24-22, with just under three minutes in the game.
When asked about hitting the free throws in pressure situations, Hayes said, “We work on free throws every day. I don’t really feel the pressure. I think it is because we are so prepared.”
Twenty seconds later, Flores tied the game up at 24-24, hitting two free throws of her own. Canyon View would not score again. After Dawn Mead gave the lead back to the Panthers with two more free throws, Canyon View failed to score at the other end. Then Canyon View was forced to foul. The Panthers got free throws from Bailey Hofheins, Hayley Graff and Newby down the stretch to get to the final 30-24 margin.
Canyon View outscored the Panthers 18-9 from the floor, but Pine View’s accuracy at the line paid off as the Panthers outscored the Falcons 21-6 on free throws.
“Claire Newby displayed great leadership tonight,” said Brinagh. “She kept the girls up, guided them on where they needed to be, especially after Saraven (Allen) fouled out.”
Individually, Newby led Pine View with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Allen scored eight. Mead and Hayes had five apiece. For the Falcons, Lusk and Flores led the team with five apiece.
The win moves Pine View to 2-1. PV will play at Enterprise next Tuesday at 7 p.m. Canyon View falls to 0-4.
Cedar 38, Beaver 36
Carly Davis led Cedar with 14 points and nine rebounds. Dream Weaver led the team with three assists and four steals. Cedar moves to 2-1 and will host Enterprise on Thursday night. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Hurricane 51, Enterprise 42
The Lady Tigers got back on the winning track with their best offensive output of the season against Enterprise. Hurricane blew open a tight game in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Wolves 16-6 before cruising to the victory in the fourth quarter.
Jayden Langford led the team with 18 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Madi Hirschi had 12 points and four rebounds. Halli Gubler had 10 points and five steals.
“All of our girls find ways to contribute, whether it is on defense or on offense,” said Homer. They are all invaluable.”
Hurricane improves to 2-5 and will participate in the 3A Preview beginning Friday, Dec. 16 with a match against Manti. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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