<strong>TREMONTON—</strong> Sky View (3-1) got out to an early lead and held on to beat Bear River 65-53. Sky View’s Jalen Moore led all scorers with 27 points, while Ty Nielsen added 17 for the Bobcats. Bear River (5-2) was led by Wade Miller and Nick Hillis who contributed 23 and 14 points, respectfully.
The Bears have lost two games in a row now after starting the season with five wins. Bear River only shot six free throws while Sky View went 24-of-26 from the charity stripe.
Sky View doubled up the Bears in the first quarter, outscoring Bear River, 16-8. However, the home team stormed back in the second quarter, outscoring the Bobcats by six to pull within two, 28-26 at the half.
SV increased its lead slightly in the third quarter with a three point edge, but a 20 point fourth quarter solidified things for the Bobcats as they pulled away for the victory.
Sky View shot 42 percent from the field and held the Bears to 38 percent shooting.
The Bobcats play at Provo on Friday and Bear River heads down to Park City to take on the Miners on the same day.
<strong>TITANS 63, MUSTANGS 56</strong>
A slow start by Mountain Crest negated a magnificent game from Tyler Crosbie as the Mustangs fell on the road Wednesday evening at Syracuse.
Crosbie poured in a game and season-high 36 points – including five 3-pointers – but no other MC player scored in double figures. Mountain Crest lost the game, despite outscoring the Titans by three in the second half.
Syracuse got things going early behind Dionte Mitchell who had a team-high 26 points. The Titans jumped out to an 18-11 lead by the end of the first quarter, and added to their lead in the second quarter, taking a 29-19 lead into the half.
Mountain Crest got within seven heading into the final quarter of action, with a 19-16 advantage in the third quarter. However, both teams matched each other with 18 points in the fourth quarter as MC was able to get no closer.
The Mustangs (3-3) continue their long road trip with a game at American Fork Friday. MC will look to get back on the winning track after losing back-to-back games for the first time this season.