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6A girls basketball: Clutch Gillen leads Copper Hills by Westlake, into semifinals

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:29pm

Breaunna Gillen had 19 points, two assists and three steals as Copper Hills pulled away from Westlake, 53-36, in the quarterfinals of the Class 6A girls basketball state tournament Wednesday at Bruin Arena at Salt Lake Community College.

Patrick Kinahan: Jazz need to make strong push toward playoffs

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:13am

The final 25 games are here for the Jazz, who need to get on a run to make a strong push toward the playoffs. After a difficult schedule early in the season, the Jazz will close the final two months with a slate of games that ranks among the easiest.

Girls basketball: Murray fends off Viewmont, advances to 5A quarterfinals vs. Skyridge

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:14pm

Haylie Jensen had 16 points, and Ileah Beh added nine points and five rebounds to help the Spartans jump out to a big lead early and hold off Viewmont, 52-42, in the final game of the opening round Tuesday night at Salt Lake Community College.

Salt Lake Stallions coach a fan of new Alliance chairman, investor

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:12pm

Is the Alliance of American Football already running out of money? League co-founder Charlie Ebersol refuted the reports Tuesday, and Salt Lake Stallions coach Dennis Erickson sees the new equity shareholder as a sign of the league’s growth and potential after just two weeks of professional football games.

Girls basketball: First-year Farmington posts historic win; Corner Canyon pulls away from upset-minded Springville

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:02pm

Delaney Baker had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Natalya Taylor added 11 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals as the first-year Phoenix razed Olympus 56-50 in the 5A state tournament.

Girls basketball: East opens up title defense in dominating fashion; Briggs leads Provo over Jordan

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:27pm

East and Provo will face off in the 5A quarterfinals after double-digit first-round victories.

Girls basketball: Wasatch, Box Elder claim 1st round victories to open 5A tournament

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:58pm

The Timpview girls basketball team came out as the aggressor on defense Tuesday but couldn’t translate that to points and dropped their first-round game of the 5A state tournament to Wasatch in a 52-47 loss.

Girls basketball: Copper Hills, Westlake pull away to set up 6A quarterfinal showdown

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:09pm

Breaunna Gillen poured in 17 points, six rebounds, two assists and four steals, and Emily Larsen added 11 points and 14 rebounds to help the Grizzlies roll to a 65-39 win over Granger in the opening round at Bruin Arena at Salt Lake Community College

Don't call it an upset: 'Underdogs' Riverton and Lone Peak post blowouts in first round

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:02pm

Riverton and Lone Peak were the lower seeds — they sure didn't look them.

Merrell-Giles, Skinner lead Utah gymnastics to 197.125-195.80 win at Stanford

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 18th - 7:04pm

No. 4 Utah beat Stanford 197.125-195.80 in its second meet of the weekend.

Girls basketball: Defending 6A champ Fremont holds off American Fork; Herriman makes history with win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:42pm

Emma Calvert finished with 21 points, and Timea Gardner added 17 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots as Fremont pulled away from the Cavemen, 53-42 to advance to the 6A quarterfinals Monday at Bruin Arena at Salt Lake Community College.

BYU's TJ Haws, Brenna Chase named WCC players of the week in men's, women's hoops

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 18th - 3:39pm

It was a good week for the BYU basketball program — both men’s and women’s teams. And the Cougars were adequately rewarded Monday by the West Coast Conference.

Girls basketball: Taylorsville breaks through; Bingham gets revenge in 6A first round

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 18th - 1:35pm

Taylorsville and Bingham both advanced to the 6A quarterfinals Monday at Bruin Arena.

Great Clips of the Week: Jordan, Timpanogos hoops earn clutch wins in dramatic fashion

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:29am

Here are some of the best moments from the key plays of the week.

Team LeBron rallies to beat Team Giannis, 178-164

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 9:17pm

LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word.

Utah Warriors drop first match of season, 21-10 at San Diego

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:29pm

Devin Short scored a try just before halftime, and San Diego held Utah to just three first-half points in handing the Warriors their first loss of the season, 21-10, at Torero Stadium in San Diego.

No. 19 ASU women finish with 20-0 run to beat Utah by 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 5:08pm

Courtney Ekmark's two free throws with under a second remaining capped a 20-0 run and No. 19 Arizona State stunned Utah 60-58 on Sunday.

Woods scores 19 to lead Portland St. over S. Utah 78-69

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:31pm

Holland Woods registered 19 points and eight assists as Portland State topped Southern Utah 78-69 on Saturday night.

Arizona State pulls away from Utah to claim 98-87 win on the road

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:29pm

Utah found itself in the bonus four minutes into the second half, but struggled to make their free throws as Arizona State outpaced the Utes to claim a 98-87 win, snapping a three-game winning streak for the Utes.

3A wrestling: Freshman Channing Warner rallies to spur Juab to third-straight title

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:08pm

The Wasps piled up 217 points on the team leaderboard, rolling to their third-straight 3A state title under head coach Joel Holman.