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Pioneer boys on to semis after beating Riverton



The Lehi boys basketball team disrupted the opposing offense and made enough shots to advance to the state semifinals with a 70-49 victory Riverton (17-8) in the quarterfinals of the 6A state tournament Monday (Feb. 26) at the University of Utah’s Huntsman Center.

The No. 2 Pioneers (21-4) will take on the winner of No. 2 Herriman and No. 6 Davis on Wednesday at 8:40 p.m.

Lehi got off to the fast start they wanted and led 12-2 at the 4:14 mark of the first quarter. The Pioneers were up 35-27 at the half and 52-35 entering the final stanza. The Silverwolves never threatened the lead.

Lehi didn’t shoot particularly well except at the charity stripe, where 19-of-20 (95%) foul shots were converted.

Senior guard Cooper Lewis led all scorers with 28 points while senior forward Grayson Brousseau added 13 points and junior wing Easton Hawkins had 12.

For more details, photos and interviews from this game, check out the March 7 issue of the Lehi Free Press.