Bobcats rebound, Logan rolls, and MC struggles in girls basketball

<strong>LOGAN—</strong> After suffering its region loss of the season, and only second loss overall, the Sky View girl’s basketball team responded with a big game Thursday, posting its second highest point total of the season in a 79-61 beatdown of Roy.

Senior Tara Goldman had what may have been her best game of the season, posting a double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds, while sophomore Lindsey Jensen hit five 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 29 points. Jensen came up just shy of a double-double herself, as she pulled down nine rebounds.

The Bobcats only led 22-19 after the first eight minutes of action, but huge second and fourth quarters propelled Sky View to the easy victory. SV opened up a 41-30 advantage at the half, maintained that 11-point edge heading into the fourth quarter, and then outscored the Royals 16-9 down the stretch to run away for the win.

Senior McKenley Hellstern also had a very good game for the Bobcats. Despite scoring only five points, the point guard dished out 11 assists on the night.

Sky View (12-2, 2-1) will continue Region 5 action next Tuesday, Jan. 22, when the Bobcats host fifth place Box Elder. Sky View will then travel to valley-rival Logan, who is currently in fourth place in the region standings, on Thursday.

<strong>GRIZZLIES 65, BEES 47</strong>

Megan Mills hit four 3-pointers and scored 20 points while teammate Serena Herrera knocked down three 3-pointers and scored 17 points as Logan easily defeated Box Elder, 65-47.

Lauren Mott also scored in double digits as she tallied 15 points as the Grizzlies held Box Elder to a mere five points in the first quarter and opened up a 33-18 advantage by the intermission.

The Bees outscored Logan in the third quarter to pull within 45-33 heading into the final quarter, but that’s as close as Box Elder would get. The Grizzlies put up 20 points in the final quarter of action to put the game away.

Logan (8-6, 1-2) will look to get back to .500 in the Region 5 standings when the Grizzlies play at valley-rival Mountain Crest (5-8, 0-3) on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m., before hosting Sky View on Thursday.

<strong>LAKERS 62, MUSTANGS 37</strong>

Region 5 leader and undefeated Bonneville had little trouble with last-place Mountain Crest Thursday as the Lakers defeated the Mustangs, 62-37, behind 21 points from Kayla Eilertson and a double-double from Cortney Porter.

Bonneville quickly jumped out to a 10 point lead on the Mustangs in the first quarter, and continued to pile onto the score. Going into the fourth quarter, the Lakers had built a 49-23 lead, and coasted to the victory despite MC having a one point edge in the final period.

Kenzie Rasmussen led Mountain Crest with 14 points, while Kelsey Kartchner chipped in nine. No other Mustang player came close to double digits though in the loss. MC will look to pick up its first Region 5 victory and stop a four game losing streak on Tuesday, Jan. 22, when the Mustangs host Logan.

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