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Prep basketball: Pleasant Grove beats Westlake, 67-50

By Kent Allen, Contributor | Posted - Dec. 17, 2011 at 7:11 a.m.

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PLEASANT GROVE — Playing just their second home game of the year, the Pleasant Grove Vikings picked up their second win of the season by beating the Westlake Thunder, 67-50, Friday night.

The Vikings' 7-foot senior center Alan Hamson had a break out game as he scored 21 points and had five blocks.

Sophomore guard Forrest Pincock added 16 points and freshman guard Riley Court had his best game this year with 11 points and contributed big on defense.

Head coach Randy McAllister was excited to see his freshman play so well.

"This is the best he has played," McAllister said. "It's a big jump to move to varsity play from the younger, less experienced teams. Riley is learning fast and we are depending on him for four full years."

For the game, the Vikings (2-4) hit 8-of-10 free throws and 27 field goals, five of which were treys. The Thunder hit 7-of-11 free throws and 19 field goals of which five were treys.

For the Thunder (2-3), standout forward junior Zavon Jackson shared team high-point honors with teammate Gabriel Jaco with 14 points apiece, and senior guard Dave Smith added 11 points.

After the Christmas break, the Vikings will travel to Palm Springs, Calif., to play in the Palm Desert Tournament before returning home to prepare for their next game played at home against Maple Mountain on Jan. 4.

Westlake will play three more games at home with Cedar, Kearns and Orem before preparing for region play with Springville on Jan. 3. at home.

Kent Allen lives in Pleasant Grove and follows Vikings' varsity sports.

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