RICHFIELD -- While both the St. Joseph and Layton Christian girls basketball teams won their openers on Wednesday at the state 1-A tournament at the Sevier Valley Center, the Eagles' Alissa Atisme earned the buzz of the night with her scoring performance against Tintic.
Layton Christian Academy posted an impressive 57-38 win over Tintic, riding Atisme's 35-point outburst.
Shayla Simpson added six points, and Daydria Walker and Brittany Griffith added five each for LCA, which now moves on to meet Manila in the second round.
The Eagles' defensive pressure was the key, forcing numerous steals that turned into layups for Atisme and the rest. LCA used a 20-6 burst in the second quarter to take charge in the game.
Wayne beat Whtehorse 70-42. They will play LCA at 7 p.m.
* ST. JOSEPH 29, MILFORD 23: At Richfield, the Jayhawks' win wasn't as flashy but St. Joseph advanced to the quarterfinals with a solid opening victory.
The Jayhawks held the Rams to 11 first-half points but only led 16-11. Katie Berry led St. Joseph with 16 points, while Katie Panushka added 10 points.
Milford hurt its cause with a 4-for-11 effort at the foul line.
St. Joseph will meet Manila, a 45-30 winner over Dugway, at 5:30 p.m.