Big fourth quarter propels Logan past Sky View 61-46

<span>LOGAN – Sky View’s four game win streak was brought to an end against valley rival Logan in a 61-46 loss Friday night. Logan, who suffered a tough loss in their last game against the undefeated Roy Royals, came back to their home court hungry for a win. When asked how they had to approach this game Logan’s Tyler Brimhall said, “we had to rebound from the Roy game, we had to win this game…we came out and did our stuff and came out on top.” </span>

<span>Logan did do their stuff, outscoring Sky View 11-2 in the opening minutes of the first quarter and forcing four Sky View turnovers in the first three minutes of the game. They were led by Taylor Compton who scored nine of his 11 points in the first quarter. The Grizzlies defense and Sky View’s turnovers held the Bobcats to only eight first quarter points. </span>

<span>The remainder of the first half was highlighted by defense on both sides. Sky View created six Logan turnovers in the second quarter and their tough interior presence was seen as Logan attempted jump shot after jump shot. Sky View, on the other hand, took advantage of offensive rebounds and free throws to keep them within striking distance.</span>

<span>Sophomore point guard Jake Hendricks filled injured teammate Braxton Godderidge’s shoes and led Sky View to a big third quarter, scoring eight of the Bobcats’ 23 third quarter points. The Bobcats seemed to find some groove in their offense and ways to score that they hadn’t in the previous quarters.</span>

<span>“I think we just relaxed in the third quarter and put some points on the board,” said Hendricks after the game.</span>

<span>Besides Hendricks’ eight points it was a balanced scoring and defensive effort shown by the Bobcats. They had five players put points on the board in the third. Sky View capped off its run with made free throws, one of which came from a technical foul called on a frustrated Coach Brown of Logan. With these free throws Sky View tied the game 39-39. </span>

<span>But, just like the mullets many of the Logan players sported, Sky View’s comeback was unsuccessful. Tyler Brimhall and company made sure to take any momentum Sky View had mustered right back. Logan outplayed Sky View on both sides of the court.</span>

<span>“Our guys just did a great job, you gotta’ give all the credit to the players and the way that they played,” said coach Brown of Logan. The Grizzlies  outscored Sky View 22-7 in the fourth quarter and seemed to take their intensity to a new level. They made all the hustle plays, got the big defensive stops and when you put those factors alongside Brimhall’s 15 second half points that is a definite formula for success.  </span>

<span>Sky View, now tied with Logan in region standings, will look to bounce back to their winning selves when they play the undefeated Roy Royals in Smithfield. Logan will look to continue building momentum to finish out the season when they play at Ogden. Both teams will be playing next Wednesday. </span>

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