OGDEN -- It will be a short crosstown trip for the Scots next week.
Region 11 runner-up Ben Lomond advanced to the state 3-A tournament -- being held at Weber State University -- with a 58-45 wire-to-wire playoff victory Friday over Delta.
"We're excited about playing Snow Canyon," said Scots senior center Sage Eastburn, who scored 11 second-half points, including nine of Ben Lomond's 22 fourth-quarter points.
"I didn't start off very well and I was getting frustrated," he said. "I decided I wanted to step up for my team in the fourth quarter or it would have been the last game of my high school career. I wanted a 'W' in my last home game."
The Scots (14-9 overall) extended their winning streak to four -- Ben Lomond is 10-1 in its last 11 games -- going into Thursday's 3-A quarterfinal-round game versus the Region 9 champion Warriors at 9:30 a.m. in the Dee Events Center.
"We're way excited to be playing in the Dee Center with our home crowd," said the 17-year-old Eastburn, who went 4 of 7 from the floor with nine rebounds -- four offensive boards -- two assists, two steals, one block and a turnover. He drew his third personal foul at 4:03 of the third quarter.
"It's a little tough playing a team you don't know much about, but we still had to come out and play our hardest like we do every game," he said. "(Corbin) Medina and (Andy) Atencio really stepped up for us tonight."
Medina had nine points on 3-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds and two assists for Ben Lomond, which shot 53.8 percent (21 of 39) -- 28.6 percent (4 of 14) on 3-point attempts -- and outrebounded the Rabbits 30-19.
"I thought rebounding was the difference in the game," said Scots coach Ryan Wilcox, whose daughter, Ellie, was 6 months old on Friday. "I think we were a little bit tight, but when we needed stops we got them.
"We gave up too many points tonight," he said. "We have to do a better job on the defensive end Thursday. Andy's 3-pointer was the turning point in the game. They never came back and challenged us."
Delta twice made it a one-point game late in the third quarter, with Atencio's baseline triple giving Ben Lomond a seven-point lead with 6:13 remaining.
Josh Hardin hit 7 of 10 shots, going 2 of 3 from deep, for a game-high 18 points with four rebounds, three assists and two turnovers. Point guard Sterling Brandley had 11 points on 3-of-7 shooting with two boards, seven assists, two steals and five turnovers.
Atencio was 3 of 4 from the floor for seven points and four rebounds for the Scots, who committed 12 turnovers with 16 assists and four steals.
"We controlled the tempo after Andy's 3-pointer," Wilcox said. "Brandley stayed poised and controlled the tempo like he always does."
"We started off a little slow defensively," Eastburn said. "We had the desire to win in the fourth quarter because we didn't want it to be our last game."
The Rabbits (10-11) lost their second straight game, going 4-7 in their last 11. Hunter Johnson tossed in a game-high 18 points for Delta, which shot 37.5 percent (18 of 48) -- a frosty 12.5 percent (2 of 16) from 3-point range and committed only seven turnovers.
* SPANISH FORK 61, OGDEN 57: At Spanish Fork, the Tigers put a scare into the Dons, eventually coming up four points short.
The game was tied 45-all after three quarters, thanks to the hot shooting of Ogden's Spencer Smith and Larry Rodriguez. Spanish Fork made a couple of key plays to advance, while the Tigers' season ended at 9-12.
Taylor Parker scored 18 points, while Benson Rhees and Ty Henry each added 11. Hayes Hall had 10 points for Region 12 champion Spanish Fork.
* BEAR RIVER 67, PAYSON 60: At Payson, the Bears took their high-scoring offense on the road, earning a win to secure a spot in the quarterfinals.
Bear River led 35-27 at halftime. The Bears needed the edge, too, because the Lions battled to the final buzzer. Bear River (16-7) made 14 of 18 foul shots to maintain its lead.
Wade Miller scored 30 points with four 3-pointers. Garrett Fronk added 12 points, while Nick Hillis and Kody King each chipped in with eight.
Daniel Reno scored 26 points for Payson.