High school boys basketball: Notes and highlights from Tuesday games

Weber 70, Layton 67

The Weber Warriors provided further proof that anyone can beat anyone any night in Region 1 as they upset a 10-win Layton squad 70-67 on the road Tuesday night.

Trailing 10 points at halftime, Weber recovered strongly, scoring 30 of his 70 points in the third quarter alone. The impressive surge put the Warriors up to a nine-point lead, but Layton fought back to level the game late.

With 67 points, Weber’s Hunter Schenck was fouled on a three-point attempt with 1.7 seconds remaining. Schenck sunk all three free throws and gave the Warriors their fifth win of the season.

“I’m proud of the resilience our boys showed tonight. They had a next-play mentality tonight and just kept fighting,” said Weber coach Landon Cosby.

Lonely peak 63, sky ridge 59

Heading to Skyridge, it seemed like the Lone Peak Knights were losing control of the game with 10 wins early in the last half. After being beaten 18-10 in the third quarter and trailing by six points, the Knights delivered their best basketball of the night in the closing minutes of the game.

Lone Peak beat the Falcons 27-17 in the fourth to secure a 63-59 win. Luke Fotheringham filled the Knights stat sheet with a team-high 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks.

Lone Peak got his fair share of strong singles play on the defensive end, amassing nine steals and nine blocks. The Knights improved to 11-4 during the season and have now started their Region 4 season with a 2-0 start.

50 Springville, 47 Salem Hills

Already with 10 wins of the season, Springville took the opportunity to solidify itself as the team to beat in Region 9 with a 50-47 win over Salem Hills on Tuesday night.

It was a defensive fight as the Red Devils held the lead for most of the game, but Salem Hills fought back to take the lead early in the fourth quarter. But it was short-lived as Springville reclaimed the lead and pinned it on the defensive end of the floor to end the game.

The Red Devils were led by a trio of double-digit scorers, with Mason Hansen (15 points), Nate Visentin (12 points) and Jamyn Sondrup (12 points) helping provide the offensive spark to Springville’s 11th win of the season.

But Springville coach Justin Snell said it was the game’s unsung defensive heroes that ultimately gave the Red Devils the win.

“I was very happy with our guys on defence. Execute a game plan and trust each other. Both Hiatt Hullinger and Carter Ozuna came off the bench to give us some great minutes. Hullinger pushed the ball all night and Ozuna came in with great energy and big rebounds to seal the game,” Snell said.

Kanab 61, South Sever 49

It was a matchup between two of 2A’s top teams on Tuesday night as Kanab welcomed Region 19 opponents South Sevier to his gym. The game was neck and neck for the first two periods, with Kanab leading by just a point at half-time.

But the Cowboys found their groove in the second half, beating the Rams 32-21 in the second half to secure a 61-49 win. Kanab held South Sevier to just six points in the third quarter.

The Cowboys were led by senior Kason Janes, who had a game-high 21 points. Sophomore guard Kale Glover also scored 16 points (four made three) for Kanab, which improved to 11-3 on the season.

“I’m very happy with how the team played tonight. Great recovery for us after last week’s loss. I loved how we fought and executed when it mattered,” said Kanab coach Jerron Glazier.