Wildcat boys’ basketball team moves on in playoffs | ParkRecord.com

Wildcat boys’ basketball team moves on in playoffs

Compiled by Adam Spencer, The Park Record

On Thursday, the South Summit High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams and the North Summit girls’ team traveled to the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield for the 2A playoff quarterfinals.

It was a day of mixed results for the local squads — the Wildcat boys advanced to the semifinals, while both girls’ teams were eliminated from title contention.

South Summit boys 58, Parowan 46

The Wildcats got off to a hot start, taking a nine-point lead into halftime. But, after a slow third quarter, South Summit and Parowan were tied at 34 entering the final quarter of play.

That’s when the Wildcats’ offense clicked into high gear, scoring 24 points and holding Parowan to only 12 to earn a comfortable 58-46 victory.

Jason Griffin scored 22 points in the win, while Bracken Santos added 12. Kaden Atkinson had nine points, Mason Gines had eight, Ty Jones chipped in five and Matt Brady added two.

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The Wildcats advanced to Friday’s semifinals against Emery, after this issue went to press.

Kanab 43, South Summit girls 39

The South Summit girls played stellar defense on Thursday evening, holding a high-powered Kanab offense to just 43 points. But the Wildcat offense couldn’t muster enough firepower, scoring only 39 points of their own in the quarterfinal loss.

Josie Grajek led the way for the Wildcats, scoring 16 points. Rachel Rydalch (nine points), Sierra Davis (six), McKaye Woolstenhulme (three), Taylor Reidhead (two), Natalie Nichols (two) and Hannah Peterson (one) also contributed offensively for South Summit.

The Wildcats dropped into the 2A consolation bracket, where they were scheduled to play Summit Academy on Friday, after this issue went to press.

Delta 55, North Summit girls 34

After going into halftime tied at 25, a poor third quarter spelled disaster for the North Summit girls on Thursday evening.

In that period, Delta scored 20 points while the Braves mustered only two. The Rabbits managed to hold North Summit senior Kasidee Evans in check, allowing her to score only two points.

Senior Haylee McQueen led the way for the Braves, scoring 14 points. Freshman Hunter Vernon added 13 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Madi Birk (two points), Brena Richins (two) and Makayla Smith (one) also contributed offensively.

North Summit dropped into the 2A consolation bracket, where it was scheduled to play Millard on Friday, after this issue went to press.