Region 10 Round-Up: Cedar boys upset Snow Canyon, 4A girls continue to bunch up

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Griffen Shepherd surveys the Thunder defense. Shepherd scored a team-high 14 points for Pine View.
Griffen Shepherd surveys the Thunder defense. Shepherd scored a team-high 14 points for Pine View.

Last week saw the Snow Canyon boys basketball team take its first loss of the year at the hands of defending state champion Cedar on Friday night. Zab Santana tallied 25 points for Cedar in the win, which could prove to be a launching off point for the .500 Reds.

In another upset on the week, Crimson Cliffs fell to Desert Hills as the Thunder earned its first Region 10 of the win behind 18 points from Eli Allred. The win also snapped a six-game losing streak for Desert Hills.

For the girls, Desert Hills and Snow Canyon continue to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. Meanwhile, Pine View, Hurricane, Dixie, and Cedar find themselves separated by a narrow margin in the 7-10 spots in 4A.

Desert Hills has won seven in a row, while Snow Canyon has won three in a row. Hurricane snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over Pine View in what was a defensive battle at Pine View High School.

Boys

Snow Canyon

The Warriors (16-1, 5-1) were dealt their first loss of the season at the hands of Cedar 62-47, on Friday night. Despite missing Ty Harrison, Cedar jumped out to an 11-point lead after the first quarter and never looked back Lyman Simmons (19 points) and Bowen Hammer (16 points) carried the offensive load for Snow Canyon.

Even with the loss, Snow Canyon still holds a sizeable lead over Dixie at the top of the 4A RPI.

Dixie

Following a heartbreaker last Friday, the Flyers (11-4, 3-2) left no doubt against Hurricane, dominating the Tigers 67-39 on Wednesday.

Kyle Lemke and Kean Webb led the charge for Dixie. Lemke followed up a 21/11 performance against Crimson Cliffs with an 18/7 outing. Webb tallied 15 points and eight rebounds.

The win snaps a small two-game skid for the Flyers.

Hurricane

After coming out flat at home against Dixie, the Tigers (10-6, 3-3) got back into the win column over a tough Pine View, 56-50 on Friday.

A strong defensive effort by Hurricane in the third quarter limited Pine View to just four points in the frame.

After scoring 12 against Dixie, Weston Larsen led Hurricane with 15 against Pine View. Larsen continues his hot scoring streak, and has scored in double figures in eight straight games, and has hit 41 threes on the year.

Larsen leads the 5th ranked in the RPI Tigers in points at 12.4 points per game after seeing limited playing time a year ago.

Crimson Cliffs

Crimson Cliffs (11-4, 5-1) overcame 26 points from Aaron Munson and Cedar on Wednesday in a 61-56 win. Wednesday night's meeting was a back-and-forth affair, with the Mustangs ahead 16-10 after the first, only to be outscored by Cedar 26-15 in the second quarter.

The Mustangs regained control in the third quarter, outpacing the Reds 18-8 in the quarter.

Houston Johnsen had 16 points for the Mustangs.

Jordan Eaton (13) and Hudson Hawes (11) also chipped in for Crimson Cliffs.

On Friday, Crimson Cliffs was upset by Desert Hills 53-48 for its first loss in Region 10 play.

Hawes (11) and Eaton (10) were the lone Mustangs in double figures. The upset loss drops Crimson Cliffs below Hurricane and down to 6th in 4A.

Cedar

After dropping a back-and-forth battle against Crimson Cliffs, the Reds (8-8, 2-4) earned a massive win over previously undefeated Snow Canyon on Friday night.

Zab Santana tallied 25 points for Cedar. Aaron Munson, following up a 25-point performance against Crimson Cliffs, had 17 points.

Cedar has been without Ty Harrison since Jan. 7. Harrison had been averaging 16 points per game for Cedar.

The Reds bump up to 8th in 4A with the impressive win.

Pine View

The Panthers (7-8, 2-4) got a combined 27 points from sophomores Griffen Shepherd and Nash Schroder in Pine View's 52-42 over Desert Hills on Wednesday.

After slow starts for both underclassmen, Shepherd and Schroeder ignited in the second half to power Pine View to the victory.

Shepherd is the top scorer for Pine View at over 13 points per game. Schroeder averages just under ten points per game, and was the lone Panther in double figures against Hurricane, scoring 26 in a 56-50 loss for Pine View.

Pine View ranked 9th in 4A.

Desert Hills

The Thunder (5-11, 1-6) earned their first Region 10 win on Friday in upset fashion over Crimson Cliffs on Friday, 53-48.

Eli Allred tallied a game-high 18 points for Desert Hills. In Desert Hills' loss to the Mustangs on Dec. 15, Allred was limited to just five points.

Lincoln Holmes attempts a tough floater over Rushton Shaw. Pine View's defense made every attempt for Holmes a tough one.
Lincoln Holmes attempts a tough floater over Rushton Shaw. Pine View's defense made every attempt for Holmes a tough one.

Lincoln Holmes (11) and Boston Holbrook (10) each added to the offense for Desert Hills.

The win snaps a six-game losing streak for the 12th ranked Thunder.

Girls

Desert Hills

Desert Hills (11-4, 7-0) have won seven in a row and are firmly entrenched in the #2 spot in 4A, trailing only 16-1 Ridgeline.

The Thunder took care of business against Pine View and Crimson Cliffs.

Julia Jacobsen and Alivia Cluff led the way in the 52-36 win over the Panthers. Jacobsen tallied 16 points while Cluff added 11.

Against Crimson Cliffs, the Thunder overwhelmed the overmatched Mustangs 62-26 and held the Mustangs to just nine points in the first half.

The guard combo of Sa'de Turlington and Enid Vaifanua each had 14 points for the Thunder.

Snow Canyon

The Warriors (10-5, 5-1) have won three in a row after a narrow win over Cedar, 40-38 on Friday night.

Olivia Hamlin was the only Warrior in double figures, scoring 20 points in the win. Hamlin has gone for 20 or more in six out of the past seven games and has upped her scoring average to 19.6 points per game.

Snow Canyon is #5 in the RPI, just behind Green Canyon (8-6).

Pine View

Pine View (6-9, 2-4) has now lost three in a row after previously winning three straight. The Panthers fell 52-35 against rolling Desert Hills and followed up with a loss at the hands of Hurricane.

Rachel Mathis attacks the Hurricane defense in the second half as Pine View attempted to mount a comeback on Thursday.
Rachel Mathis attacks the Hurricane defense in the second half as Pine View attempted to mount a comeback on Thursday.

Offensive struggles returned for the Panthers only tallying 32 points against Hurricane, and not knocking down a field goal against the Tigers until late in the first quarter.

Pine View earned almost half their points from the free-throw line, connecting on just 15/29 attempts against the Tigers.

Ashlyn Clark was the only Panther to reach double figures with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and five steals.

Pine View sits at #7 in the 4A RPI rankings.

Hurricane

Addi Crandall attacks the Pine View defense. Crandall scored 13 points and was instrumental on the glass for Hurricane.
Addi Crandall attacks the Pine View defense. Crandall scored 13 points and was instrumental on the glass for Hurricane.

Hurricane (7-9, 2-2) snapped a four-game losing streak with the win over Pine View last week.

Addi Crandall (13) and Madi Slack (10) carried the offensive production for the Tigers, who were without leading scorer Morgan Stout due to foul trouble for much of the game, including the final four minutes.

Slack tallied 18 points in a 49-38 loss for Hurricane against Dixie last Wednesday.

Hurricane places right behind Pine View and ahead of two other Region 10 teams at #8 in the RPI.

Dixie

Dixie (5-7, 2-3) earned a win in its only matchup last week over Hurricane, 49-38, behind 27 points for standout sophomore Kealah Faumuina.

The 27 points is a career-high for Faumuina, who had set an original high of 26 points last year against Hurricane and tied that total again earlier this year against Green Canyon.

Faumuina's 18.8 points per game ranks in the top ten in the state.

Dixie trails narrowly behind Hurricane in the 4A RPI and sits at #9.

Cedar

The Reds (7-7, 2-4) are just .028286 from being tied for 7th in the RPI, but with Pine View, Hurricane, Dixie, and Cedar all bunched up, the Reds currently rank 10th.

Cedar got 20 points apiece from Braylee Peterson and Haylee Campbell in a dominant 70-38 win over Crimson Cliffs.

Annalyse Shirmada and Kali Crowley each added eight points in the win.

Cedar's offense wasn't quite as effective against Snow Canyon, and the Reds came up just short against the Warriors 40-38.

Peterson had a team-high 12 points in the loss.

Crimson Cliffs

The Mustangs (3-11, 1-5) had two tough losses last week, first being outgunned by Cedar 70-38, and following with a 62-26 loss to Desert Hills.

Ashtin Jones had 12 points against Cedar, while Samiyah Jones had 12 against Desert Hills. Jones has been a solid producer on offense for Crimson Cliffs throughout the year, scoring in double figures in six of the Mustangs' 14 games.

Crimson Cliffs ranks 12th in 4A.

Sean Ellertson is a sports reporter for the St. George Spectrum & Daily News. To continue to support his work, please subscribe to The Spectrum. Follow Sean on Twitter @SeanEllertson.

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