Down By 1…Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/27/2011 - 14:14
As Salem Hills went to face Payson in basketball this past Tuesday, the new found rival put up a tremendous fight to overcome Salem Hills. With Salem having the lead most of the game, some students are wondering if the pressure is getting too high. As it stands in the region, Springville, thanks to their stunning last second shot to win the game by one point last week, is placing first, with Payson trailing behind them. Salem Hills and Spanish Fork are tied for the third place rank, both hoping to pull out a win. They are scheduled to play each other on the fourth of February. Until that time Salem is going to play Maple Mountain on Friday the 28th.
Payson overcame a twenty point deficit mid-way through the third quarter to defend their home court in this region 8 showdown. Braden Wright had a huge night for the Lions, posting 27 points and 10 rebounds to add to the astonishing defeat of the Skyhawks. He also hit the two foul shot that gave Payson the lead in the final seconds of the game. London Simonsen, Jake Skinner, and Josh Treanor combined for a total of 52 of the Skyhawks 57 points. Over all it was a great game, but not enough for the win.