Breaunna Gillen poured in 17 points, six rebounds, two assists and four steals, and Emily Larsen added 11 points and 14 rebounds to help the Grizzlies roll to a 65-39 win over Granger in the opening round at Bruin Arena at Salt Lake Community College
Emma Calvert finished with 21 points, and Timea Gardner added 17 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots as Fremont pulled away from the Cavemen, 53-42 to advance to the 6A quarterfinals Monday at Bruin Arena at Salt Lake Community College.
Tyson Carter was the Lions’ only state champion Saturday night. But Payson celebrated as a team on top of the podium thanks to five runners-up and four wrestlers who lost in the semifinals earlier Saturday morning to win.
Zak Kohler won his fourth state title, and six Wasatch wrestlers won individual championships to help the Wasps cruise to their fourth team title in five years Thursday night at the Class 5A state wrestling tournament in Orem.
The consensus top-two teams in 6A — champions of each of the past eight seasons — dominated the opening day of the tournament, placing an astonishing 20 combined wrestlers past the quarterfinals Wednesday at the UCCU Center at Utah Valley Univ
Wasatch placed nine wrestlers through to Thursday’s semifinal round of the Class 5A state wrestling tournament at Utah Valley University, helping the Wasps surge to a 12-point advantage on the preliminary day of the event.
The wristbands are part of an initiative by Utah officials, and backed by the Utah High School Activities Association, designed to promote an atmosphere of sportsmanship at all activities during the week of Jan. 28 through Feb. 2.