PCHS boys lose to Snow Canyon
The Park City High School boys’ basketball team fixed its offensive troubles on Friday night in Cedar City, scoring 62 points against Snow Canyon.
But the defense struggled, allowing four different Warriors to score 10 or more points in a season-ending 77-62 loss.
Nate Gottfredson led the way for Snow Canyon, scoring 21 points and dominating the boards, grabbing 12 rebounds. Chandler Gines scored 14 points, and Hayden Anderson (12) and Kallan Webster (10) also landed in double figures.
Park City coach Caleb Fine said his team’s lapses on the defensive end cost the Miners the game.
"I thought our movement was a little bit better," he said. "We were able to get out and run more. We just couldn’t get any stops."
Bosten VanDerVeur led the improved offensive charge, exploding for 29 points, including four three-pointers, and adding five assists.
"It was tough to lose because we had Bosten going," Fine said. "He’s going to keep you in a game when he’s scoring the way he was."
Seniors Ryan Sherman and Hayden Daily added 15 and 14 points, respectively, in their last game as Miners.
"They really poured their heart and soul into the season," Fine said of his senior leaders. "They stepped up to the challenge and did a lot of things people said they couldn’t do."
He added that he hopes the returning players on the team follow the lead of Sherman and Daily.
"I hope the younger kids learn and are motivated to get back to work soon to get better," he said.
Park City finished the season with a record of 9-14, including a 5-5 mark in Region 10 play, good for fourth place. Before the season, the Miners were projected to finish in last place among the six Region 10 teams after losing several seniors from 2011-12.
"I’m really proud of the kids," Fine said. "In many ways, they were just as successful as the talented group before them."
With VanDerVeur, Sam Kingdon, Tom Wood and Konnor Anderson returning next year, Fine said he thinks next year’s squad has potential.
"We’re returning a lot of experience," he said. "If experienced players work hard in the offseason, it bodes well for you."
North Summit 56, Parowan 42
The Braves used a balanced offensive attack to cruise to a victory over Parowan at Orem High School on Saturday.
Junior Josh Birk scored 10 points to lead North Summit. Cameron Smith and Ryan McMichael each added nine, Ben Stephens had eight and Todd Wayment chipped in with seven points.
The Braves (9-12) advanced to Thursday’s state quarterfinals, where they’ll take on South Sevier (19-3).
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The Miners kicked off their summer offseason program to gear up for the new challenge that awaits them in Class 5A.