Falcons Travel to Richfield; Reds Host Desert Hills (Links Here)
#6 CANYON VIEW at #2 RICHFIELD - KatCountry 94.9FM
The Canyon View Falcons continue 3A South Region play tonight (1/27/23), with a trip to Richfield. Canyon View is tied for 1st place (with Emery) in 3A Region 12 with a record of 3-1 (12-6 Overall); Richfield in in 3rd place at 3-2 in region play (12-5 Overall). Game time at Richfield High School is 7p. Our broadcast will begin with the JRI Insurance Pregame Show at 650p--McCoy Johnson will have the play-by-play on Kat Country 94.9FM. Find the Links below:
#8 DESERT HILLS at #10 CEDAR - KSUB 107.7FM / 590AM
After picking up the second region win with a 2-point victory at Hurricane on Wednesday, the Cedar Reds continue 4A Region 10 play hosting Desert Hills. The Thunder prevailed 54-49 in the first match up played at Desert Hills High School on Jan 4. Tip-off is 7p. Chris Holmes will have the call on KSUB 107.7/590AM starting with the JRI Insurance Pregame at 650p. The video stream, will be provided by VarsitySportsTV.com.
Here are other games involving Southern Utah teams on Friday (courtesy SportsRadio 107.7FM and Andy Thompson):
#4 Snow Canyon (12-6) at #7 Crimson Cliffs (10-5) - ESPN 97.7 and WATCH HERE
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Crimson played one of their best defensive games of the year on Wednesday against Dixie. They held the Flyers to 43 points and came inches away from getting the upset win on the road.
Snow Canyon is rolling right now. They are 5-1 in region and are coming off a bye night on Wednesday. Their last time out they beat Desert Hills 55-39 even though they didn't shoot it great, only 23% from deep and 38% from the field.
Owen Mackay has scored 22 or more points five games in a row. The last time he was held under that mark was against Crimson Cliffs on January 4th.
The Mustangs have a tremendous front court with rim protectors all over the floor. Phoenix McWillis has 18 blocks on the year. He had multiple against Dixie and so did Sean Felts. When you add in Houston Johnsen and Jordan Eaton, that's a tough group to get points in the paint against.
"Our defense has been getting better as the season progresses but we can't afford to be impatient or selfish on offense," said Crimson Cliff's Coach Kent Fairbourn. "Especially against a disciplined team like Snow Canyon who knows how to take advantage of it."
In their first matchup this season, Snow Canyon's Will Warner was tremendous. He had 17 points and three steals. Warner is deadly in the open court. Crimson will have to limit live ball turnovers against the Warriors.
#2 Dixie (16-2) at #14 Hurricane (2-13)
Dixie will be favored big on the road. Will the Cayleb Jackman be able to slow down Kyle Lemke? The first time these team's played this year Lemke had 8 blocks!