<strong>LOGAN—</strong> Lauren Mott and Megan Mills recorded 18 points each for the Logan Grizzlies as they battled Bountiful in a non-region affair. Despite the valiant effort, the Braves outscored the Grizzlies by six over the final eight minutes to escape with a 61-56 win.
Bountiful led by three at the half, 24-21, but it was the Grizzlies who took a lead into the fourth quarter as they outscored the Braves, 18-14, in the third quarter. Mott was a force inside for Logan, while Mills was deadly from the outside, knocking down four 3-pointers.
However, the duo didn’t have quite enough to out-duel the balanced attack of Bountiful. The Braves had four players score in double figures, including Kennedy Merrick who scored a team-high 16 points. Bountiful’s 23 fourth-quarter points were nine more than the Braves scored in any other quarter.
The loss snapped a three-game winning streak by the Grizzlies, and also was Logan’s final home for the month of December. The Grizzlies now embark on a three game road trip that will span the Christmas break. The next game for Logan will Thursday, Dec. 20, when the Grizzlies travel to Spanish Fork to take on the Dons at 7 p.m.
<strong>RED DEVILS 45, MUSTANGS 27</strong>
Mountain Crest failed to score in double digits in all but the final quarter en route to the Mustangs lowest scoring output of the season. The offensive struggles led to lopsided defeat by Springville, 45-27.
Katie Wallentine led the Mustangs as she tallied eight points, but that was the team high for Mountain Crest as no player was able to reach double figures. After falling behind 13-5 by the end of the first quarter, the Mustangs managed only eight points in the second quarter and only four points in the third.
Springville barely capitalized, however, in an ugly game. The Red Devils only managed five points of their own in the second quarter and six points in the third. Despite the struggles, Springville still held a 24-17 lead heading into the final quarter of action.
Savannah Park, Hannah Packard, and Ashli Averett all scored in double figures for Springville, which exploded for 21 fourth-quarter points to pull away for the win.
The Mustangs have lost three in a row after winning two of their first three games. Mountain Crest will look to get back on the winning track when the Stangs host Lone Peak Friday at 7 p.m.