GARAND -- Bear River figured out senior Jordan Hokanson just in time.
Despite 20 points in the first three quarters, the Bears kept Hokanson scoreless in the fourth quarter and overtime as Bear River defeated Desert Hills 53-43 in the first round of the 3A playoffs.
Hokanson made 6 of 14 from 3-point range, but his teammates were ice cold - making just 1 of 17 from beyond the arc.
Bear River coach Scott Hunt felt good about his team's chances once Hokanson was out of the picture.
"We felt like if they had a weakness, it was perimeter shooting," Hunt said.
Senior Parker Lewis scored 16 to lead the Bears, who outscored the Thunder 10-0 in overtime. Bear River will now head to Southern Utah University where it will face Morgan Thursday in the quarterfinals.
Snow Canyon 54, Ben Lomond 37: At St. George, Ben Lomond stayed close throughout the first half before coming apart in the second, eventually falling to Snow Canyon 54-37 in the first round of the 3A playoffs.
Ben Lomond, advancing to the state tournament despite just four regular season wins, trailed 20-19 at halftime before being outscored 19-9 in the third quarter.
"Our defense was really good in the first half and they got really hot in the second half and that kind of put us out of it," Ben Lomond coach Ryan Wilcox said.
Junior Corbin Medina scored 11 points to lead Ben Lomond while junior Brenden Morris added 10 for the Scots.
Rich 50, St. Joseph 37: At Richfield, a tough shooting night once against doomed the Jayhawks as Rich defeated St. Joseph 50-37 in the 1A third-place game at Sevier Valley Center.
St. Joseph shot under 30 percent from the field.
"When you get to a little higher level competition, people have exploited our weakness, and our weakness is scoring and shooting," St. Joseph coach Joe Cravens said. "We went through a very long stretch where we just didn't make a shot."
Cravens doesn't believe focus was a problem after the Jayhawks lost in the semifinals to Bryce Valley on Friday.
"I think we have girls who are very prideful and wanted to win their last game," Cravens said.
Junior Mady White led St. Joseph with 20 points while senior Liz Tomon added 12 for the Jayhawks.