The Dixie State-bound senior from Lehi scored 26 points, including four 3-pointers, to help the third-seeded Pioneers top Bonneville, 56-35, and advance to the 5A state semifinals, where they will face Olympus at Salt Lake Community College.
Makeili "Kena" Ika poured in a season-high 19 points, and Lone Peak held off a late charge to down Syracuse 59-46 Tuesday night and advance to the semifinals of the Class 6A state basketball tournament.
When the NCAA granted a blanket waiver on behalf of the pandemic to all seniors to return for another free year of eligibility, it simply expedited Leiataua's plan to return for another 2021 season. Now he wants to make the most of it.
The senior trio combined to shoot 4 of 5 to open the second half, and Trevin Knell had a team-high 15 points and four rebounds to help BYU pull away from West Coast Conference rival Saint Mary's 65-51 in the regular-season finale Saturday night in the Marriott Center.
Justin Bean had 19 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals, and Neemias Queta added 16 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks as Utah State held on for win over the Wolf Pack, 75-72 Friday night to keep pace with the top three in the Mountain West Conference.
Weber State, Southern Utah and newly promoted Dixie State will all take part in the Football Championship Subdivision's spring season beginning this weekend, with the Big Sky (and FCS independent newcomers in St. George) joining other leagues in the truncated spring season.
Over the past six games, Lohner has been among the Cougars' best players, averaging 12.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game to help BYU round into form during the most important stretch of the college basketball season.
Jerheim Elder had 19 points, including three 3-pointers and the Eagles built up a 36-15 halftime lead before holding off Enterprise, 60-53 for their third Class 2A state title in five years at the Sevier ValleyCenter in Richfield.