Pioneer girls win to open tourney
The Lehi girls basketball team began the 5A state tournament with a first round 60-28 victory over #32 Spanish Fork on Tuesday (Feb. 22). The Dons won a play-in game Monday night to advance to this contest.
The Pioneers forged ahead 17-5 in the first quarter and the lead was never threatened. They held the visitors to single-digit scoring in three of the four periods and only gave up 11 in the other.
Senior wing Maci Wall had a double-double of 14 points with 10rebounds and also had three assists, two steals and a block.Senior wing Jamisyn Heaton added 13 points with sevenrebounds, three assists, two blocks and three deflections.
Sophomore guard Hadlie Warren netted three treys and made a pair of steals. Sophomore guard Addy Scrivner also had nine points including a couple of triples along with three boards, two assists and three deflections.
Sophomore guard Sammi Love contributed seven points, four assists and three blocks. Senior guard Savannah Jones added five points and three stelas while senior wing Tara Smith had five rebounds, three assists and two deflections.
“This was a great first playoff game for us,” said Lehi Coach Sean Seastrand. “We played solid defense and were able to knock down a lot of our shots. Six players hit threes and Hadlie Warren had three of them.
“We had really balanced scoring tonight,” he continued, as seven players contributed points. In addition, nine had rebounds, eight made assists and six got steals. They tallied 18 assists on 22 field goals.
“It was a great team effort,” Seastrand said. “It feels good to get our first playoff win and now we start looking forward to Thursday against a tough Woods Cross team.”
The Pioneers welcome the #17 Wildcats (13-9) tomorrow (Feb. 24) for a second-round tournament contest at 7 p.m.