<strong>LOGAN— </strong>The Logan Grizzlies came up big in the fourth quarter for the second time this week as they came from behind to beat the Ben Lomond Scots 53-49. Free throws again helped Logan (5-2) earn the victory as they went 12-of-15 (80 percent) from the line in the game.
The Grizzlies had eight different players with points in the game but senior Luke Falk and sophomore Tyler Brimhall led the way for Logan with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Josh Hardin of Ben Lomond had a game-high 21 points, while Sage Eastburn added 14 for the Scots.
“I think that’s what you want in a preseason schedule,” Grizzly head coach Logan Brown said. “I think you want to be tested in several areas. We’ve been tested and passed those tests. I’d still like to see us put together four quarters that are far more consistent.”
Logan used strong showings in the second and fourth quarters to put the Scots away, outscoring their opponent 37-21 in those two quarters. Logan trailed heading into both the second and fourth quarter.
“I’m really proud of our guys and the way they finished,” Brown said. “This group has proved to be really resilient in moments when they need to be. It wasn’t our prettiest game. I feel like Ben Lomond did some really good things but I also feel like our guys responded when they really needed to.”
The Grizzlies attacked Ben Lomond from long-range, making seven 3-point baskets while the Scots only connected on one shot from behind the arc.
“This is all part of the growing process of the season,” Brown said. “I think we’ve got the kids that are coachable and are doing what they are supposed to be doing. I feel we’ll get there when we need to come region time.”
Logan heads to West High School next week to take part in the Panther Holiday Classic where they will play three games from Dec. 20-22.
<strong>BOBCATS 57, BULLDOGS 50</strong>
Sky View continues to do well on the road this season and picked up another victory at Provo Friday, by a score of 57-50. The Bobcats (4-1) led 28-18 at the half and held on for the win.
Jalen Moore had 21 points and Cardon Porter added 10 more to lead the Bobcats to victory. Provo’s Adam Finch was the game’s high scorer with 28 points – 18 of which came from his six 3-point buckets. Cole Gordon added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs.
“Provo started strong,” Sky View head coach Kirk Hillyard said. “We weren’t being very patient on offense in the first quarter. We addressed that before the second quarter.”
After being down 15-11 at the end of the first quarter, the Bobcats outscored the Bulldogs in the second quarter 17-3. This gave Sky View a large enough cushion to survive a solid second half by Provo.
“They worked their way back in the third, but we made enough plays down the stretch to come out with a win,” Hillyard said.
Ty Nielsen, Sky View’s senior guard, had a solid stat line with eight points and seven rebounds, which tied the team high. He also led the team in assists with six. Sky View junior Braxton Godderidge saw some solid minutes in the game and played well to help Sky View hold off a determined Provo team.
“Godderidge really stepped up for us tonight,” Hillyard said. “He got in and we saw some really good things from him tonight.”
Sky View outrebounded the Bulldogs, 33-20, including 12 offensive boards. Moore, Nielsen and senior Matt Dewey each added seven rebounds, outrebounding the entire Provo team.
“We still have things to work on,” Hillyard said. “You can’t let a player score as many points as Finch did tonight and expect to win games. We’ll improve on that. We just want to get better each and every game.”
The Bobcats head to Timpanogos on Tuesday, Dec. 18 before playing four games in five days at the Jordan Holiday Tournament from Dec. 27-31.