<strong>OGDEN—</strong> The Bonneville Lakers could do nothing but watch as history repeated itself Wednesday night for Taylor Compton and the Logan boys basketball team. For the second time in 12 days, the Grizzlies scored 74 points and once again Compton hit a shot at the buzzer to give his team the victory.
The 74-72 double overtime victory was the 10th game this season for the Grizzlies that has been decided by five points or less. Logan has a 6-4 record in those games.
“We’re a very seasoned team in tight games,” Grizzly head coach Logan Brown said. “We’re not blowing people out and we’re not getting blown out. We’re right in every single game.”
The game was close throughout regulation. The Grizzlies outscored the Lakers by one point in each of the first three quarters to build a 46-43 lead.
Bonneville, which was led by Mason Rich’s 26 points and 19 rebounds, managed to tie the game before the end of regulation by holding Logan to just eight points.
Jordan Larsen hit two 3-pointers in overtime to keep the Grizzlies in the game, and he was one of five Logan players that scored in double figures.
“We did a really good job attacking them off the dribble. When it came down to it, it was just the last possession,” Brown said.
Fortunately for Logan, they had the last possession with the score tied, 72-72.
Compton found open space about 15 feet from the basket, near the right elbow, and knocked down the game-winning jumper as time expired.
“Regardless of whether you win or lose, you’re going to learn from moments like that,” Brown said. “Our guys know going into the next five games that they can win every one of them. They’re going to be tough and we’re going to need to execute very, very well, but they’re all winnable games.”
Logan hosts Mountain Crest on Friday night at 7 p.m. The Mustangs are undefeated in Region 5 action, and defeated the Grizzlies, 64-51, in Hyrum back on Jan. 11 – the region opener for both schools.