Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 4:06am
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease.
Jasmine Espinoza scored 19 points while sporting an enormous knee brace, and Taylor Ross added 15 points to help the Thunderbirds return to the semifinals with a 58-37 win over Box Elder in a 5A quarterfinal Wednesday night at SLCC.
Cameron Mooney scored a game-high 21 points, and Madison Grange added 14 that included a pair of 3-pointers, to lift the Eagles to a convincing 48-33 win over the Red Devils and advance to Friday’s state semifinals.
Lani Taliauli scored 13 points, including a 3-pointer with helped spark a 7-0 run to end the third quarter, and East held on for a 66-59 win over Viewmont to advance to Friday’s 5A semifinals against region rival Highland.
Johnson scored 11 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, to end the second and third quarters, and fellow senior Lana Olevao had a game-high 19 points and 17 rebounds to lift Highland to a 51-41 win over Woods Cross and into the semifinals.
Breaunna Gillen scored a game-high 20 points, and Amberly Lazenby added 12 points on four 3-pointers, to lead Copper Hills to a 66-25 win over Pleasant Grove in the first round of the 6A state tournament Tuesday at Salt Lake Community College.
With 8.6 seconds remaining on the clock, Westlake’s Samantha Hester cut toward the basket and made a 5-foot jumper to give the Thunder a 2-point advantage and, ultimately, the win in the first round of the 6A girls basketball state tournament.
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.
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.