ROUNDUP: Sandy Valley boys top Trinity, claim playoff berth

Ryan Hagan scored 18 points Saturday to help Sandy Valley’s boys basketball team clinch a spot in the Class 1A Southern League playoffs with a 63-48 win over Trinity at Dula Gymnasium.

Brandon Hughes added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Sidewinders, who finished in a three-way tie for sixth place with Indian Springs and Lund at 2-6 in league play, but won the tiebreaker on head-to-head point differential.

Randal Spencer supplied 11 points and eight rebounds for Sandy Valley, which led 19-6 after one quarter and 34-16 at the half.

Beatty 71, Lund 40 — At Lund, Anthony Turner tallied 17 points, and the Hornets bolted to a 28-7 first-quarter lead and cruised past the Mustangs.

Ivan Maldonado and Ivan Hernandez each added 10 points for Beatty, which had 11 players score.

Jarett Gubler led Lund with 22 points, and teammate Luke Hair scored 12.

Lincoln County 83, Lake Mead 65 — At Lake Mead, Dantley Walker drained 10 3-pointers and finished with 46 points and 10 assists as the Lynx earned a share of the Class 2A Southern League crown by beating the Eagles.

Chandler Katschke added 21 points and 10 rebounds for Lincoln County.

L.J. Yamzon hit six 3-pointers and had 27 points for Lake Mead. Cris Cockrell and Jordan Tillman each added 12 points for the Eagles.

Needles 67, Laughlin 48 — At Needles, Cailf., Daric Courtwright scored 15 points, and the Mustangs used a balanced attack to earn a share of the Class 2A Southern League title by downing the Cougars.

Ryan Andrews, Andrew Mathews and Aaron Burns each added 12 points for Needles, which grabbed the top seed for the league playoffs. Burns also had 10 rebounds, and Mathews and Andrews each added six rebounds.

Andre Prosise led Laughlin with 16 points.

Lincoln County 58, Lake Mead 38 — At Lake Mead, Melanie Florence scored 16 points, and the Lynx earned a share of the Class 2A Southern League title and the No. 1 seed for the league playoffs by topping the Eagles.

Leti Escobedo added 13 points for the Lynx, who led 31-13 at the half.

Lincoln County, Mountain View and Needles all tied for first place at 12-2. The Lynx won the tiebreaker on head-to-head point differential and will play Calvary Chapel in a semifinal game Friday.

Taylor Badua-Kono paced Lake Mead with 20 points. Heather Hillenbrand added 12 points and 22 rebounds, and Colleen Zumaran grabbed 13 rebounds for the Eagles.

Needles 46, Laughlin 22 — At Needles, Calif., Gena Chavira scored 10 points, and the Mustangs made short work of the Cougars.

Needles led 18-2 after one quarter and 31-8 at the half.

Paty Valdez led the Cougars with seven points.

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