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Takeaways from the 1st day of the 5A girls basketball state tournament

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:58pm

Three region top seeds fell in the opening round of the Class 5A state girls basketball tournament Monday at Salt Lake Community College. Here are the highlights.

Rams bury top-seeded Corner Canyon early, withstand late surge for upset win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:08pm

Olivia Beckstead scored 13 of her 14 points in the first half, and Kaija Glasker had a game-high 17 points and seven rebounds to lift fourth-seeded Highland to a 51-45 upset of Region 7 top-seeded Corner Canyon in the 5A state tournament.

Leopards use late run to pull away from Brighton in 5A state opener

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 9:56pm

Liana Kaitu’u had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and East ended on a 12-4 run to pull away from the Bengals 49-37, and advance to the 5A state quarterfinals.

Defensive effort leads Viewmont past Provo in 5A tournament opener

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 6:51pm

Melissa Sorenson led Viewmont (17-3) with 19 points and 14 rebounds, and Clemson signee Mercedes Staples finished with 18 points, five rebounds, four assists, a block and a steal to lead the Vikings by Provo in the first round of the 5A tourney.

Skyline routs Alta 59-38 in state tournament

Lexi Lewis, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:51pm

The Skyline Eagles defeated the Alta Hawks 59-38 in the first round of the state tournament.

Springville upsets Roy in first round of state tournament

Kenyon Finch, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:13pm

The 5-18 Springville Red Devils upset the 15-6 Roy Royals 42-32 in the first round of the 5A girls state tournament.

Box Elder upsets Skyridge in first round of state tournament

Lexi Lewis, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:23pm

Box Elder upsets Skyridge 60-53 in first round of the state tournament.

Timpview defeats West 60-44 in first round of 5A girls tournament

Kenyon Finch, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:37pm

The Timpview Thunderbirds defeated the West Panthers 60-44 in the first round of the 5A girls state tournament.

Runnin’ Utes peaking at right time; positioned to finish near top of Pac-12

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:12pm

Each of the final three games comes packed with importance to Utah’s postseason hopes of claiming a top-tier spot in the Pac-12’s final regular season standings.

RSL veteran Wingert retires from profesional soccer

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:20am

The 35-year-old outside back announced his retirement Monday morning, putting to an end a back-and-forth decision-making process on the finalization of his soccer career.

No. 3 Utah pulls off come-from-behind win to beat No. 2 UCLA, 197.55-197.425

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 10:17pm

Sunday's win was Utah gymnastics' first win in Pauley Pavilion in 10 years.

Team LeBron edges Team Stephen 148-145 in All-Star Game

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 9:39pm

LeBron James picked a winner in the NBA All-Star Game.

Bibbins, Rawson help Utah beat Washington State 77-70

Ricky Hester, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 11:39pm

Justin Bibbins scored 24 points and Tyler Rawson added 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help Utah beat Washington State 77-70 on Saturday night.

Toolson, Utah Valley avoid letdown with win over Rio Grande Valley

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 10:47pm

Just 48 hours after dispatching league-leading New Mexico State, Jake Toolson totaled a team-high 16 points with eight rebounds and three assists to lead the Wolverines to an 84-72 win Saturday night over UT Rio Grande Valley in the UCCU Center.

Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell wins 2018 NBA slam dunk title

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 10:10pm

Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell won the slam dunk title at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, taking the title with three scintillating throwback-inspired dunks against fellow finalist Larry Nance Jr. of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Harding leads Weber State over Sacramento State; Rahe sets Big Sky wins record

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 10:10pm

Jerrick Harding scored 21 points, Zach Braxton added 19 and Weber State beat Sacramento State 83-73 on Saturday night for its ninth straight win.

Spight scores 40 as Northern Colorado thumps Southern Utah 97-80

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 9:15pm

Andre Spight had 40 points and Anthony Johnson added 25 as Northern Colorado completed its home schedule with a 97-80 win over Southern Utah on Saturday night.

Cody Martin leads No. 24 Nevada past Utah State, 93-87

John Coon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 8:05pm

Cody Martin made the loss of starting point guard Lindsey Drew sting a little bit less for Nevada.

Pineiro, San Diego pull away from BYU in foul-filled contest

KSL Sports  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 4:33pm

Isaiah Pineiro scored a game-high 20 points with seven rebounds to help the Toreros hand BYU its sixth loss in West Coast Conference play, 73-62 Saturday afternoon at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.