SPRINGVILLE — After ending the first half in a 26-26 tie, Utah Military Academy (Riverdale) boys basketball outscored Merit Academy 21-9 in the third quarter on the way to a 63-44 road win Friday.

Natarious Smith paced the Thunderbirds (1-1) with 24 points. James Summers added 20 and Ben Johnson tallied eight points.

APA-DRAPER 106, ST. JOSEPH 63

DRAPER — Sayveon Armstrong tallied a triple-double but St. Joseph fell in its season opener Wednesday at American Preparatory Academy-Draper.

Armstrong had 30 points on four 3-pointers, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to pace the Jayhawks. Stockton Buckway tallied 15 points and three steals while Nick Belko added 11 points and five rebounds. St. Joseph trailed 65-29 at the half.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

MERIT ACADEMY 42, UTAH MILITARY 16

RIVERDALE — Utah Military Academy was outscored 14-5 by Merit Academy in the decisive third quarter in a home loss Friday.

Adi Felix led the Thunderbirds (0-1) with 10 points while Kaylie Williams added six.

JUDGE MEMORIAL 80, ST. JOSEPH 14

SALT LAKE CITY — St. Joseph trailed 47-9 at the half in a lopsided loss Thursday at Judge Memorial.

Sarah Snell led the Jayhawks (1-1) with seven points. Bailey Criswell added three points.

LAYTON CHRISTIAN 72, AMERICAN HERITAGE 20

LAYTON — Layton Christian outscored American Heritage 24-4 in the first quarter in a big home win Thursday.

Patricia Ramirez led all scorers with 22 points for the Eagles (2-0). Celene Mukura scored 10 while Mia Jones, Cati Crespi and Marina Crespi each tallied 8 points.

FOOTBALL

No Northern Utah football teams were in action but the following state championship games were contested Friday at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

6A: Corner Canyon 49, American Fork 14

5A: Orem 21, Timpview 7

4A: Sky View 35, Park City 0

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