State boys basketball tournament updates

Wednesday , February 29, 2012 - 4:01 PM

Standard-Examiner Staff

RICHFIELD -- Layton Christian Academy broke open a tight battle Wednesday in the firstround of the state 1-A boys basketball playoffs.

Region 17 champion LCA led Panguitch 30-28 at halftime in action at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield. But the Eagles used a stifling scoring spurt to open the second half and rolled to a 74-57 victory.

Layton Christian will now play Tabiona a 44-38 upset winner over Tintic.

In early action, Green River topped Valley 37-35, while Region 21 runner-up Rich topped Piute 59-47.

St. Joseph plays Monticello in an evening game. The state 1-A quarterfinal-round continues Thursday in both championship and consolation-bracket action.

4-A quarterfinals

Region 6 champion Bountiful advanced with a solid quarterfinal win Wednesdayin the state 4-A boys basketball quarterfinals at Maverik Center. The Braves defeated Herriman 57-49 in the early game.

Region 5 champ Mountain Crest takes on Provo in the 7:15 p.m. nightcap.

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