Green River Lady Pirates head to state tourney on Wed.
Despite losses last week to the top two programs in region 19, the Green River High Lady Pirates are off this week to Richfield to participate in the Utah State 1-A girls' basketball tournament. After finishing third in the region the Lady Pirates will open the three-day affair with a game against Wendover High, the second place team out of region 18.
Wendover finished the season with an 8-2 region record and an overall record of 14-5. The Pirates and Wendover played a couple of the same teams throughout the season and they had similar results against Tabiona and Altamont. The Wednesday game should come down to the wire and should be a good game for both teams. Game time is Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Sevier Valley Center.
Last week Green River closed out the season with games against Monticello and Whitehorse. Monticello defeated the Pirates 43-37 after opening up a lead in the third quarter. Green River actually won the other three quarters 27-26 but lost the third 17-10.
Whitehorse also used a big third quarter to put away the Pirates. The third quarter score was 15-6 for Whitehorse while the other three periods were two point differences or less.
Scoring for Green River against Monticello was Taylor Johnson with 11 plus 8 rebounds, Sydney Thayn with 10 points plus 10 rebounds and 3 assists, Savannah Williams with 7 points, Kira Engleman with 4 points, Presley Lovato with 3 points and Robin Nelson with 2 points.
Scoring against Whitehorse was Johnson with 13 points plus she had 24 rebounds, Engleman with 10 points, Nelson with 7 points, Thayn with 5 points and Justice Hatfield with 2 points.
The region 19 final records were Monticello at 9-1, Whitehorse at 8-2, Green River at 6-4, Monument Valley at 3-6, Pinnacle Academy at 3-7 and Navajo Mountain at 0-9.