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Cache Valley Media Group announces boys basketball All-Region 11 team, coach and player awards – Cache Valley Daily

Ridgeline High School basketball coach Kyle Day cuts down the nets after his team wins Region 11. Photo by Tina Lerohl LOGAN – The 2021-22 boys basketball season featured high-level basketball and multiple teams performing well all year. It was a rebuilding year for some teams and others featured new coaches. Not only did this season of boys basketball feature live play-by-play on six local radio stations, but also featured live video of the games broadcast here on Cache Valley Daily for the first time ever. The broadcasts provided an opportunity for fans, friends and family to view the games from afar, check in on multiple games happening simultaneously and the ability to re-watch games after they concluded. For the second year in a row the staff of the Cache Valley Media Group chose Ridgeline’s Kyle Day as Region 11 Coach of the Year. The Riverhawks finished as Region 11 champions with an 8-1 region record and as the 3rd ranked team in 4A at the conclusion of the season, finishing the year with an 18-6 overall record. Ridgeline Riverhawks’ Kaden Cox dribbles the ball in a game against Sky View. Photo by Clint Allen. Ridgeline’s Kaden Cox was also

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Ridgeline teams remain atop Region 11 standings in last RPI poll of regular season – Cache Valley Daily

MILLVILLE – The final week of the regular season begins with both Ridgeline girls and boys basketball teams on top of Region 11 standings and highly ranked among all 4A schools. For other schools in Region 11, as has become typical at this point of the season, the RPI rankings do not necessarily match the region standings. For example, in girls basketball Mountain Crest has a 5-2 region record and is ranked #6 but they trail both Sky View (ranked #3) and Green Canyon (ranked #5) in 4A RPI who both have 4-3 region records. It’s a similar case for the boys’ teams, with Sky View still ranked above Green Canyon, despite the Wolves having a better record in region play. The Logan boys team moved up two spots and Green Canyon’s boys team moved up one. All other rankings among boys and girls teams in Region 11 remained the same as last week. The RPI rankings, released regularly by the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA), takes all games played into account when computing a team’s RPI. It is that ranking that ultimately determines how a team will be paired in the post-season tournament which begins on Feb. 18.

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Logan runs past Mountain Crest, 61-44 – Cache Valley Daily

HYRUM – With five minutes to go in the third quarter Gage Jenson converted a three-point play to put Logan up 36-34 over Mountain Crest. The Grizzlies then stepped on the gas and went on a 25-10 run the rest of the way for the 61-44 win to split the season series. Logan has now won three of four in the region after starting 0-3 in Region 11 play. The Grizzlies got off to a hot start as they moved the ball well against a flat footed Mustang defense to go up 18-10 after the first quarter. Five different players scored for Logan, but they were slowed down by the Mountain Crest 2-3 zone in the second half that saw Mountain Crest go on a 16-6 run to take a 26-24 half time lead. The teams traded baskets early in the third before Logan got out and ran and picked apart the Mustang’s defense to fuel their run to close out the game. Six different players scored for Logan as they dominated in the paint. Kody Kirk led the team with 16 points, regularly getting backdoor layups and dominating on the glass. Jaelin Hoth had 10 points and picked apart

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Ridgeline claims top spots in Region 11 for both boys and girls basketball in latest RPI poll – Cache Valley Daily

MILLVILLE – The Ridgeline Riverhawks currently have the top ranked team in all of 4A for girls basketball and the top ranked team in Region 11 for boys basketball as both programs continue to win games. The latest RPI rankings released by the Utah High School Activities Association still has the girls team as the top 4A team in the state, while the boys continue to climb the rankings and have now passed Sky View as the top team in Region 11. In 5A, the Box Elder boys team (11-5) continues its climb up the RPI rankings. When the rankings were first released just before Christmas, the Bees were initially ranked #18. On Monday, Jan. 31st they were ranked #9. For the girls team (9-7), they are currently ranked #10. In 1A, the Rich boys basketball team (6-8) is seeing an opposite fate of the Bees. They opened the RPI rankings at #7 but have fallen to #17. The girls team (8-7) have moved up slightly and are currently ranked #10. Region 11 Girls Basketball RPI Rankings as of Jan. 31, 20211-Ridgeline (17-1, 5-0)3-Sky View (12-6, 4-1)5-Green Canyon (8-7, 2-3)6-Mountain Crest (10-7, 3-2)11-Bear River (4-12, 1-4)13-Logan (0-14, 0-5) Region 11

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Bear River buzzer beater downs Mountain Crest – Cache Valley Daily

GARLAND – Oliver Nethercott lined up a three point shot with 35 seconds left and drained it to cut the Bear River lead to 35-34. Alec Callister was intentionally fouled and missed the front end of a one-and-one that Trevis Leiser rebounded. With 17 seconds left, Preston Lofthouse hit a fall away jumper just inside the free throw line to put Mountain Crest up 36 to 35. Bear River got a floater up, missed, Caleb Barfuss got the rebound and threw up a shot but coach Reggie Shaw was awarded a timeout with the scoreboard reading 1.6 seconds left. After the timeout it was changed to 2.4 and Barfuss cut backdoor and got a layup high off the glass for the 37-36 win. Bear River also sweeps Mountain Crest for the season match up. Baskets were hard to come by in a very physical game. Bear River led 15-13 at half. There were only 14 total free throws in the game, Mountain Crest going 4-5 (all of them from Preston Lofthouse) and Bear River finished 6-9, 3-4 in the final quarter. However, the Mustangs finished with 13 total team fouls to the Bear’s nine. Lofthouse finished with a game high

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RPI rankings for Region 11 girls basketball unchanged, not the case for boys basketball – Cache Valley Daily

MILLVILLE – The latest RPI rankings released by the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) are the same as they were a week ago for Region 11 girls basketball teams. Ridgeline remains in the top spot among all 4A girls teams with Sky View and Green Canyon remaining in the top 5. Mountain Crest, Bear River and Logan also remain unchanged in their RPI rankings. For the boys, however, two teams dropped in their rankings while one moved up. Sky View lost on a last second put-back at Mountain Crest on Friday, resulting in their first Region 11 loss. As a consequence, the Bobcats fell from #2 to #3. Unfortunately for Mountain Crest, the win did nothing to move them up in the rankings as they remain #13. Bear River also dropped one spot (from #10 to #11) after losing both of their region games last week. The one team moving up in the rankings (#4 to #5) is Ridgeline after victories over Mountain Crest and Green Canyon. Logan and Green Canyon join Mountain Crest as Region 11 boys teams who did not move in the rankings. In 5A, both the Box Elder boys and girls split their region games

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Mountain Crest snaps 16 game losing streak to Sky View – Cache Valley Daily

HYRUM – With 11 seconds left Carter Davis went to the line for a one-and-one and Sky View up 56-55. Carter’s free throw rimmed out and Preston Lofthouse grabbed the rebound for the Mustangs. Oliver Nethercott drove towards the baseline for a tough floater that was too strong, but Joseph Hunsaker was able to put it back up off the glass for a 57-56 lead. Mountain Crest fans stormed the court but Sky View got a timeout and had 2.1 seconds left. Hayden Howell got a half court shot up that missed and the Mustangs snapped a 16-game losing streak to the Bobcats. Mountain Crest struggled to protect the ball in the first quarter with five turnovers that allowed Sky View to take a 21-9 lead into the second quarter. With four minutes left in the second quarter Sky View was in control 27-14 before Mountain Crest responded with a 23-3 run over the next seven minutes. The Mustangs were up 37-30 and led until the Bobcats hit a three to go up 54-51 with :61 seconds left. Sky View struggled to protect the ball after their initial run, committing 11 of their 12 total turnovers in the final three

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Ridgeline continues win streak against Mountain Crest – Cache Valley Daily

HYRUM – An energized Mountain Crest team mucked up the first quarter against Ridgeline, down 12-6, before the Riverhawks flexed their talent to go on a 40-20 run over the next two quarters. Eight different Riverhawk players scored in the first three quarters as their depth allowed them to wear down the Mustang defense on the way to a 63-46 win, seven straight over Mountain Crest. Only three players had scored at halftime for Mountain Crest as the Ridgeline size made anything in the paint tough and the guards stopped two of the Mustangs’ big three scorers. Oliver Nethercott, averaging almost nine points a game, was held scoreless and Joseph Hunsaker had only four. Hunsaker had back-to-back double digit games and has been averaging nine points a game since being put in the starting lineup. Preston Lofthouse finished, tied for the game high, with 18 points. He also won his individual defensive assignment holding Peyton Knowles to just six points, averaging 14.3 on the season, and Knowles fouled out half way through the third quarter. Kaden Cox tied for the game high with 18 points and Josh Jackman added 12 and Jake Smith had 10. Eight different players scored for

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Sky View moves up to #2 in latest RPI rankings – Cache Valley Daily

Photo by Clint Allen SMITHFIELD – One week of Region 11 play is now in the books and some teams have seen some slight movement in the latest Utah High School Activities Association RPI rankings, while others remain the same. In girls basketball, Ridgeline remains as the top team in all of 4A with a 14-1 overall record and two wins in region play last week. Sky View (9-6, 1-1) and Green Canyon (7-5, 1-1) swapped places in the latest rankings with Mountain Crest (9-5, 2-0) moving up one spot after picking up two wins. Bear River (3-10, 0-2) and Logan (0-11, 0-2) remain unchanged. For the first time, the Cache Valley Media Group will be covering a Region 11 Girls Basketball Game of the Week on Tuesday. The matchup will feature Ridgeline vs Mountain Crest and full play-by-play coverage will be made available on Cache Valley Daily with Dave Simmons and Nick Zollinger on the call. Simmons and Zollinger have been calling games for the Ridgeline Riverhawks’ football and boys basketball teams for the last several seasons. For the boys in Region 11, Sky View (10-3, 2-0) moved up to #2 after picking up two road victories at Green

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Mountain Crest can’t make comeback against Bears – Cache Valley Daily

HYRUM – Bear River went on a 9-2 run to go up 38-21 five minutes into the second half before Mountain Crest responded with a 9-0 run early into the fourth quarter. However, the Mustangs had three different opportunities early in the fourth quarter to cut the lead under eight and couldn’t do it. The Bears played keep away over the last three minutes to close out a 48-34 win. Mountain Crest dominated on the glass all evening, but struggled to get easy points on put backs. The Mustangs were held to single digit scoring quarters in three of the four quarters. Oliver Nethercott scored a team high 11 points, despite missing a chunk of the first half with foul trouble. Joseph Hunsaker was in double digits for the first time this season with ten, but Preston Lofthouse was held to single digits for the only the third time this season with only seven points. On the season the Bears were only shooting 27% from three but hit their first four from deep to force the Mustangs to change their defense. Caleb Barfuss led all scorers with 14 points, hitting three from deep, carrying the offense as leading scorer Gherig

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