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Braves, Vikings, Darts make 4A, 5A playoffs
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Shane Gillet
Shane Gillet

WOODS CROSS – The Bountiful Braves kept its winning streak going last week, dropping 106 points against Cyprus in an easy victory.

Viewmont was able to claim the No. 2 seed from Region 1 after beating Syracuse, 67-58, Wednesday night.

Davis lost its final regular season game to Layton, 66-63, but was still the No. 1 seed from Region 1 entering the 5A state tournament.

Woods Cross had an opportunity to make the 4A tournament as a No. 4 seed, but lost Thursday’s play-in game to Highland, 56-50.

Bountiful pummels Cyprus, 106-42; end season unbeaten in Utah

It was a scoring feast for the Bountiful Braves boys’ basketball team last Tuesday against Cyprus.

The Braves finished the regular season with an easy victory over the Pirates, 106-42, and also finished the season without a loss in the state of Utah.

Bountiful scored 48 points in the first half and allowed the Pirates to scored 21. The Braves added to its lead by scoring 34 points in the third, and surpassed the 100 point mark with its 18th point scored in the fourth.

Bountiful had five players score at least 10 points, led by Zac Seljaas’s 31-point effort that included seven 3-pointers.

Andrew Lund scored 16 points and Sam Merrill had 14 points and 11 assists in the win. 

Cyprus didn’t have one player score more than nine points in the loss.

Vikings claim No. 2 seed after beating Syracuse, 67-58

The Viewmont Vikings boys’ basketball team was able to lock up the No. 2 seed from Region 1 in the state 5A basketball tournament after claiming a 67-58 win over the Titans.

The Vikings held a three-point lead after the first half and a two point after three quarters before outscoring the Titans 21-14 to finish the game.

The win was the Vikings’ third straight to close out the season. Their only losses in region play came against Davis.

Davis’ 19-game winning streak snapped by Layton in 66-63 loss

The Davis Darts were unable to finish the regular season with 20 straight wins after losing to Layton, 66-63, but still claimed the top seed in Region 1 after a nearly unbeaten region record.

Davis pulled ahead of Layton after outscoring the Lancers in the second and third quarter, and held the lead at 50-45.

Layton bounced back by scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter to get the win.

Jesse Wade led the Darts with 22 points. Elijah Kletzli scored 18 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Layton’s Jarriesse Blackmon scored 22 points and had 17 rebounds in the win. Teammate Mike Hibbert scored 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

Woods Cross drops play-in game to Highland, 56-50

The Wildcats had an opportunity to avenge its loss to the Rams on Tuesday as well as make the 4A boys’ basketball playoffs with a win over the Rams last Thursday.

Instead, the Wildcats lost to the Rams for the second time in three days, losing 56-50 and failing to make the playoffs for the first time in 10 years.

The Wildcats’ fast-paced, quick-scoring offense was held to only 12 points in the first half as the Rams built a 32-12 lead.

Woods Cross fought its way back into the game after outscoring Highland 19-5 in the third quarter, but were unable to hold off Highland in the fourth quarter.

Xequille Harry scored a team-high 17 points for Woods Cross. Luke Jowers scored 10 points and pulled down five rebounds, and Jackson Pohlman scored five points with 10 rebounds in the loss.

The last time Woods Cross didn’t qualify for the playoffs was during the 2002-2003 season.

Games this week

The boys’ basketball playoffs continue through Saturday at the Huntsman Center on the campus of the University of Utah.

The finals for both 4A and 5A will be played on Saturday.

Editor’s note: scores and statistics were provided by the local teams.


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