OGDEN -- After back-to-back fourth-quarter comebacks, Ben Lomond finally ran up against an obstacle it couldn't overcome.
Senior Beau Rydalch secured a double-double with a game-high 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting with 11 rebounds to lead South Summit past Ben Lomond 52-31 in the final game of the three-day Pepsi Classic at Ben Lomond High School on Saturday.
Rydalch averaged 26 points in South Summit's three games and was named the tournament's most valuable player.
"He's probably the best player we've played all year," Ben Lomond coach Ryan Wilcox said. "He's 6'5", he can shoot it from outside (and) he can post up well inside. So if you put a big guy on him, he can usually get by him and get to the basket. But if you put a guard on him, he'll post him up and score on him in the low post. He's a really hard matchup for a coach. Anytime you have a big guy that can shoot a 3-point shot, it's a hard defensive assignment."
Rydalch saved his most dominating quarter of the day for the third, scoring 11 in the period and helping to balloon a 9-point South Summit halftime advantage to a 23-point lead midway through the quarter.
For Ben Lomond (2-3), it was a constant struggle all game - not just to score points, but to simply not turn the ball over. The Scots committed 20 turnovers compared to the Wildcats' 11.
South Summit (3-1) took full advantage of Ben Lomond's offensive woes, scoring the final eight points of the second quarter and the first 14 of the third.
"We didn't execute our offensive plays very well," Wilcox said. "We got kind of stagnant on offense. We stopped scoring and couldn't stop them on the other end."
Senior Anthony Hurtado and Junior Brenden Morris led Ben Lomond with six points each with Hurtado grabbing 11 rebounds. Hurtado had 15 rebounds on Friday night against Ogden and was one of two Scots named to the All-Tournament team.
"Probably the biggest thing that he added besides the rebounding was he really altered a lot of shots inside," Wilcox said.
The effort held even more significance for Hurtado considering this is his first year playing competitive basketball since he was a freshman. Grades kept him out as a sophomore while lack of interest kept him out as a junior.
"I'm pretty proud of myself," Hurtado said. "It's my first season playing since ninth grade. I still have a lot of improving to do but I think I'm getting better."
Junior Corbin Medina was also named to the all-tournament team for Ben Lomond. Medina scored 17 points in the fourth quarter of the Scots' comeback win against Carbon on Thursday, but only scored five against South Summit.
Senior Brad Richins also reached double figures with 12 points for South Summit.
Ben Lomond fell behind early as South Summit staked itself out to a 16-9 lead early in the second quarter. But back-to-back threes by Morris and Medina cut the Wildcats' lead to just one.
South Summit made sure the joy was short-lived though, running off 22 straight after that and keeping Ben Lomond scoreless for a total of 9 minutes and 31 seconds.
* CARBON 67, OGDEN 59: At Ben Lomond High, the hangover was obvious.
One day after a gut-wrenching overtime loss to its in-city rival, Ogden fell behind 11-0 and never completely recovered, falling to Carbon 67-59 on the third day of the Pepsi Classic at Ben Lomond High.
"It's hard to overcome the emotion of an overtime game against your in-town rival the night before and we knew that was going to be something we had to fight against," Ogden coach Shawn MacQueen said. "I usually give them a 24-hour rule. We can be upset for 24 hours and then we get right back to it."
The Tigers regrouped enough to put up a fight, twice tying the game late in the first half, but the Dinos stunted the momentum by never letting Ogden actually grab the lead.
"I thought we played better defense without fouling during that stretch," MacQueen said. "The problem we had tonight is we fouled way too much. Carbon got to supplement (its) offense from the free-throw line a lot tonight and that really hurt us."
The Dinos shot 79.5 percent from the charity stripe, making 31 of 39 overall.
Carbon regained control of the game and led by as many as 13 in the fourth quarter, pulling away each time Ogden made a run.
Ogden cut two separate double-digit deficits to six and five points, respectively, in the second half, but couldn't get any closer.
Jarred Lesaar led Carbon with 14 points while Garrett Blanc added 11, including nine from the free-throw line.
Junior Nicholas Crowton led Ogden with 13 points and made 3 of 8 from the 3-point line while seniors Emric Egbert and Truman Miller each added 12. Crowton, who also scored in double figures against Ben Lomond on Friday, was named to the all-tournament team.
Ogden (0-5) scored eight straight after falling behind 11-0 and put together an 8-0 run to tie the game at 25 late in the first half. But Carbon (1-5) ended the first half on a 6-0 run and started the third quarter on an 11-5 run to pull ahead 44-32.
Ogden cut the deficit to six with just under a minute left in the third quarter, but once again fell behind by double digits early in the fourth quarter. Another 5-0 run cut Carbon's lead to just five at 52-47, but the Dinos then put Ogden away with a 10-2 run.
"We need to learn how to win," MacQueen said. "Coaches say that all the time. You got to learn how to win. Certain things have to happen. There's certain plays that you have to make to win basketball games and that's a learned process."
* ROY 67, PROVO 41: At Smithfield, the Royals poured on from the opening tip to post the victory. Dakota Nalder led Roy with 15 points, Brekkott Chapman added a dozen, Chase DeBoer scored nine while Blake Lamb and Nate Jones scored eight apiece.
Roy outscores Provo 22-8 in the third period to wrap up play at the Rigo Chaparro State Farm Tip-Off Classic.
In other Tip-Off Classic games, Highland, Idaho, edged host Sky View 58-57 despite 14 points from the Bobcats' Riley Panter; and Bear River dropped a hard-fought 67-66 battle to Snow Canyon.
* TWIN FALLS, IDAHO 71, MOUNTAIN CREST 61: At Hyrum, the Mustangs fell to the Idaho team, shooting 11 of 19 at the foul line. Kaedon Buchmiller led Mountain Crest with 16 points, Jaxson Brenchley added 15, and Tanner Kirby scored a dozen.