TAYLORSVILLE -- It is not the matchup the Warriors really wanted, but they are in the state basketball tournament semifinals for the first time since 1987.
To no one's surprise, state 5-A runner-up Syracuse High secured yet another semifinal berth at the four-day girls showcase.
Weber, in its first quarterfinal-round appearance since 2009 and playing a Bingham team it lost to by eight points at Pleasant View on Dec. 22, 2011, blew a 10-point, second-quarter lead Thursday against the Miners at Salt Lake Community College.
Showing resiliency after a 14-2 Bingham run put them in a three-point hole at 2:04 of the third quarter, the Warriors sealed up the Miners with a 16-3 spurt spanning the third and fourth quarter and raced to a 52-40 victory in Bruin Arena.
"We're so ready for tomorrow, even if it's Riverton," said Weber junior combo guard Erin Reichle. "We really want Layton, though. We'll be so ready."
The Lancers swept Weber in Region 1 this season, but Weber (17-6) tangles with Riverton -- 14-1 in its last 15 games -- today at 3:15 p.m. at SLCC.
Reichle splashed in a career-high 21 points on just 5-of-15 shooting with three 3-pointers, but she was 8-of-8 from the free-throw line.
"We shot 50 free throws in practice yesterday and we shoot a lot of free throws every day," said the 17-year-old Reichle. "We knew it would be a tough game, so we came ready and prepared. Bingham is still a good team; we were the better team today."
The Warriors scored a lone fourth-quarter field goal, but went 16-of-24 at the foul line.
Weber has dedicated the 5-A tournament to senior guard Kristine Broome, who dislocated her left ankle in a non-basketball related injury. Broome is in a cast and on crutches.
"We have to play harder without Kristine," Reichle said. "My role in playing the point is still to score while getting everyone else involved offensively."
Reichle had five rebounds, a steal and only one turnover in 27 minutes for the Warriors, who shot only 29.5 percent (13-of-44) -- 50.0 percent (6-of-12) on 3-point attempts -- and were outrebounded 48-35.
But Weber converted 16 Miners' turnovers into 13 points, while turning the ball over just nine times.
Erica Olpin went 4-of-13 from the floor with two 3s for 13 points. She had four boards and one steal and Cheyenne Tanner tossed in 12 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block for Weber, on a three-game winning streak and 5-1 in its last six.
Reichle splashed in consecutive 3-balls in the Warriors' momentum-shifting run.
"I was pretty nervous shooting them, but after that, the nervousness went away," she said.
Mackenzie Bruggeman had a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds for Bingham (15-8), which shot 23.8 percent (15-of-63) and was without senior point guard Summer Yack, who has a torn ACL in her right knee.
* RIVERTON 37, LAYTON 31: The Region 1 runner-up Lancers, making their first quarterfinal-round appearance since 2007 and vying to make the state 5-A semifinals for the first time since their 2005 championship season, got outscored 22-11 in the fourth quarter by the Region 4 champion Silverwolves.
"They went to a zone in the second half and we missed some early shots," Layton coach Van Price said. "Then we had some turnovers and the girls played tight when the game got close. They didn't want to give up the lead."
Riverton, which trailed 27-22 with 6:37 remaining, took its first second-half lead, 29-28, on Whitney Saunders' two free throws with 2:26 left.
"We weren't playing the way we were in the first half," Price said. "The first half we were playing to win. We moved the ball well and passed the ball well. We got off to a bad start in the third quarter and started playing on our heels a little bit."
The Silverwolves (19-4), playing in the 5-A quarterfinals for the second straight year, converted 13-of-16 fourth-quarter free throws while attempting four times as many foul shots (24) as Layton (6).
"I hope we would have gotten the same free-throw situation, but we didn't," Price said. "Free throws were the difference."
Sophomore Cassidy Anderson splashed in a 3-pointer from the wing with 19.8 seconds remaining to pull the Lancers (19-3) within 33-31.
"We wanted to get a steal, then we had to foul," Price said. "We didn't get in a situation to get the trap set, and credit them for hitting free throws down the stretch."
Layton shot 36.1 percent (13-of-36) with only one 3-ball (1-of-5) and outrebounded Riverton 28-22.
Courtnee Wood scored a game-high 11 points on just 4-of-12 shooting with a game-high eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and a blocked shot in 30 minutes.
The Lancers had a 16-10 advantage on points in the paint, but the Silverwolves converted 18 Layton turnovers into 13 points.
"We were 19-3, but what it comes down to is the players' memories and friendships," Price said. "A state championship is nice, but it's the battles you fought together."
Saunders and Morganne Campbell each scored eight points for the Silverwolves, who shot 34.4 percent (11-of-32) and committed 13 turnovers.
* SYRACUSE 66, LONE PEAK 43: The four-time defending Region 1 champion Titans advanced to the state 5-A semifinals for the fourth consecutive year with a 23-point romp over the Knights.
Oklahoma State-bound Brittney Martin scored a game-high 18 points with five assists and two steals for Syracuse (20-0), which is the only unbeaten girls team in the state.
Utah State signee Makenlee Williams had 15 points, four boards, two assists and four steals and southpaw Courtney Starks rang up a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 16 rebounds.
Since Martin's 2008-09 freshman season, the Titans -- who tangle with American Fork today at 1:30 p.m. -- are 87-5 with one 5-A title.
Lauren LeFrandt had 10 points for Region 4 runner-up Lone Peak (14-9).