2008-09 results (18-4, 7-3)

Nov. 25 - MOUNTAIN CREST (W 49-44)
Dec. 3 - at East (W 47-36)
Dec. 5 - HIGHLAND (W 38-29)
Dec. 9 - at Cottonwood (W 73-64)
Dec. 12 - JUAN DIEGO (W 65-51)
Dec. 16 - at West Jordan (W 57-41)
Dec. 19 - at Olympus (W 62-50)
Jan. 2 - GRANGER (W 53-42)
Jan. 6 - at Judge Memorial (W 59-54)
Jan. 9 - HUNTER (W 57-41)
Jan. 13 - at Bingham (W 61-53)
Jan. 16 - BRIGHTON* (L 56-62)
Jan. 20 - at Jordan* (W 48-41)
Jan. 23 - TAYLORSVILLE* (W 61-42)
Jan. 30 - ALTA* (W 58-42)
Feb. 3 - at Hillcrest* (W 53-23)
Feb. 6 - at Brighton* (L 53-59)
Feb. 10 - JORDAN* (L 37-40)
Feb. 13 - at Taylorsville* (W 51-44)
Feb. 20 - at Alta* (W 55-52)
Feb. 24 - HILLCREST* (W 54-40)
-----5A state tournament-----
March 2 - vs. Pleasant Grove (L 48-59)

• - Region 2 games. • -Home games in CAPS
2009-10 schedule (12-11, 8-4)

Dec. 1 – at Riverton (L 51-57)
Dec. 4 – WEST JORDAN (L 52-62)
Dec. 10 – COPPER HILLS (W 67-61)
Dec. 11 – at Highland (L 44-61)
Dec. 15 – at Juan Diego (W 41-36)
Dec. 18 – OLYMPUS (L 26-50)
Dec. 22 – LEHI (L 47-66)
Dec. 30 – at Judge Memorial (L 54-72)
Jan. 5 – EAST (W 55-52)
Jan. 8 – at Granger* (W 62-42)
Jan. 12 – at Hunter* (W 48-37)
Jan. 15 – WEST* (L 31-33)
Jan. 19 – MURRAY* (W 55-50)
Jan. 22 – COTTONWOOD* (L 40-41)
Jan. 26 – at Cyprus* (W 75-65)
Feb. 2 – GRANGER* (W 62-33)
Feb. 5 – HUNTER* (W 50-35)
Feb. 9 – at West* (L 45-54)
Feb. 12 – at Murray* (W 49-39)
Feb. 16 – at Cottonwood* (W 60-51)
Feb. 19 – CYPRUS* (L 37-39)
-----5A state tournament-----
March 2
- LAYTON (W 66-62)
March 3 - vs. Alta (L 54-63)

* - Region 2 games. Home games in CAPS
SKYLINE BOYS BASKETBALL - 2009-10
Region 2 standings


West             11    1    .917    19    4    .826
Skyline           8    4    .667    12  11    .522
Murray            7    5    .583    10  12    .454
Cottonwood    7    5    .583    10  11    .476
Cyprus            5    7    .417      6  16    .273
Granger          4    8    .333      6  15    .286
Hunter            0  12    .000      1  19    .053
Region                Overall
W    L     Pct.     W    L     Pct.
March 3 - Alta 63, Skyline 54

Story of the game: Kyle Davis scored 30 points, and the Hawks
needed most of them to outlast Skyline in the quarterfinals of the 5A
state tournament at Weber State University.

Skyline's highlights: The Eagles gave Alta its best game of the
tournament. Jaden Jackson scored 20 points and played the key
role as Skyline held the late until late in the third period. James
Tingey and Brian Orr added 10 points each.

Alta's highlights: Davis was unstoppable. He also had a
game-high 11 rebounds. The key basket was a three-pointer by
Mitch Winter with 1:28 left that gave the Hawks a seven-point lead.
Jackson Berry and Jordan Brown had eight points each.

Statistical notes: Skyline made six three-pointers, but missed its
last nine attempts from long range and had no treys in the fourth
quarter. Alta made 9-11 free throws in the fourth quarter.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles put up a good fight,
but had nobody that could match up with Davis, who can score
inside and out. Skyline played disciplined, though, and had the
Hawks worried. The team showed great improvement as the
season progressed.

Links: Both Salt Lake newspapers sent reporters and photo-
graphers to this game. To read the Deseret News story,
click here.
The Salt Lake Tribune article was not available online. To see the
D-News photo gallery,
click here. For the Trib's photos, click here.


March 2 - Skyline 66, Layton 62

Story of the game: Jaden Jackson scored 25 points, including
seven in overtime, to lift Skyline past Layton in the first round of the
5A state tournament.

Skyline's highlights: The Eagles led most of the fourth quarter, but
poor free-throw shooting kept the game close. When Layton scored
the tying basket to force the extra session, Skyline came back by
putting the ball in Jackson's hands. James Tingey added 12 points
and Brian Orr had 11.

Layton's highlights: The Lancers led 26-23 at halftime, but lost the
lead in the third quarter. They rallied behind Brandon Kida, Joey Day
and Taylor Butler. Mitch McGarry scored the tying basket with 0.4
seconds left in regulation.

Statistical notes: Skyline made nine three-point baskets, which
was the team's season high. The Eagles were 13-21 from the
free-throw line, but were only 4-9 in the fourth period. McGarry's
basket was the fourth time the Eagles were victimized by a
last-second shot, but this one at least wasn't a killer.

What we learned from this game: Skyline bounced back after
being demoralized at the end of regulation. Perhaps the Eagles
appreciated knowing the game wasn't actually over helped. They
did what they knew best - got the ball to Jackson.

Links: The Deseret News and Ogden Standard-Examiner had
reporters at this game. To read the D-News story,
click here. For the
Standard article,
click here. To see the Salt Lake Tribune box score,
click here.


Feb. 19 - Cyprus 39, Skyline 37

Story of the game: Marquis Newman scored 14 points and
teammate Isaac Johnson nailed a game-winning basket with two
seconds left to lift Cyprus past Skyline in each team's final Region 2
game of the season.

Skyline's highlights: This game didn't mean anything in the
standings to Skyline, except to go into the state tournament on a
winning note. The Eagle started slowly, but rallied from an 11-point
deficit to tie the game in the third period. Brian Orr and Jaden
Jackson were the top scorers with nine points each.

Cyprus' highlights: The Pirates celebrated because the win put
Cyprus in a lot better position to earn a 5A state tourney berth. Jazz
White added eight points and Johnson had seven.

Statistical notes: Jackson had his streak of scoring in double
figures end at 11 straight games. He did have the game's only
three-pointer. Cyprus had a big advantage in fouls. Skyline ended
the regular season with a 5-6 record at home, but three of the
defeats were basically buzzer-beaters.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles' ended their regular
season with the No. 2 seed and will play a first-round home game
in the 5A state tournament. They have the longest layoff (two weeks)
of any of the schools.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Feb. 16 - Skyline 60, Cottonwood 51

Story of the game: Jaden Jackson had one of his best games of
the season, scoring 28 points and controlling the offense with his
ballhandling, as Skyline bounced Cottonwood in a Region 2 game.

Skyline's highlights: Jackson ended Cottonwood's fourth-quarter
rally with a free throw, a three-pointer and another basket for a
six-point lead. He also made almost all of his free throws down the
stretch. Brian Orr added nine points and James Tingey eight.

Cottonwood's highlights: The Colts fell behind early, but rallied to
within four points by the end of the third quarter and then tied the
game 34-34. Korbin Dooley came alive in the second half and
scored 13 points. Daniel Kristensen and Vlad Malugin had 11 each.

Statistical notes: Jackson shot 10-11 from the free-throw line and
Skyline was 20-24 from the stripe. Skyline jumped to a 9-2 lead to
start the game. Kristensen had eight rebounds and Malugin seven.

What we learned from this game: Skyline clinched second place
and will earn a No. 2 seed in the upcoming 5A state tournament.
Also, you can't consider Jackson a sophomore any more. He is
getting the ball from teammates at crucial times.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Feb. 12 - Skyline 49, Murray 39

Story of the game: Jaden Jackson scored 18 points and Brian Orr
had 13, and each played key roles in Skyline's strong start as the
Eagles beat Murray in a Region 2 game and claimed sole
possession of second place.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles connected on their first nine
shots and dominated the first quarter. Orr forced Murray to change
its defense by driving to the hoop for several scores. Jackson
ended Murray's run with four straight free throws in the final minute.

Murray's best moment: The Spartans rallied from a 22-3 deficit,
and climbed within 41-35 at one time on a basket by Wyatt
Woodard. David Collette had 14 points, seven rebounds and a pair
of blocked shots. Woodard had 10.

Statistical notes: Skyline outrebounded Murray 34-27, and didn't
allow an offense rebound in the first half. Murray shot 0-8 on
three-pointers. Chase Dunford scored Skyline's first basket, but
nothing more. He did play a nice floor game. Jake Osterloh had 10
rebounds.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles did what they
wanted, right from the start. Their first quarter was almost perfect,
and coach Graziano timed his timeouts well late in the game that
hampered Murray's rally.

Links: The Deseret News had a reporter at the game. To read the
D-News story,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box score, click
here.


Feb. 9 - West 54, Skyline 45

Story of the game: Tyrell Corbin scored 16 points and Gatete
Djuma had 15 as West held Skyline scoreless in the last four
minutes and held off the Eagles in a matchup of Region 2 leaders.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles rode the shooting of Jaden
Jackson to lead the entire first half. The game was close until the
end. Jackson finished with 21 points. Mike Staes added eight.

West's best moment: The Panthers finally broke free late in the
game, and hit 11-15 free throws. Djuma was a force rebounding
with 14 caroms and West dominated that department. Tana Afeaki
and Jordan Tanner had eight points each.

Statistical notes: West won its 15th straight game, and swept the
season series. Jackson finished with five three-pointers for Skyline.

What we learned from this game: The loss dropped Skyline to 6-3
in region and basically means the Eagles are battling for second
place. They have a big matchup against Murray next.

Links: The Deseret News had a reporter at this game. To read the
D-News story,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box score, click
here.


Feb. 5 - Skyline 50, Hunter 35

Story of the game: Brian Orr and Jake Osterloh had big games as
Skyline finally pulled away from Hunter in the fourth quarter and
claimed its third straight Region 2 win.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles led just 27-22 going into the
final period. Hunter did a nice job bottling up Jaden Jackson, so Orr
(13 points) and Osterloh (12) came through. Skyline outscored
Hunter 23-13 in the final period.

Hunter's best moment: The Wolverines did a nice job defensively,
and had Skyline worried until late. Brett Lunceford had one of his
best games this season with 13 points.

Statistical notes: Skyline shot 8-10 from the free-throw line, while
Hunter was 8-17. Hunter's top two scorers combined for just 10
points. Osterloh's 12 points was his season high.

What we learned from this game: This was another good win for
Skyline and the Eagles are tied for second place with four games
left. This team has improved throughout the season.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Feb. 2 - Skyline 62, Granger 33

Story of the game: Jaden Jackson scored 22 points and helped
Skyline dominate the first half en route to a convincing win over
Granger in a Region 2 game.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles started quickly, taking a
10-point first-quarter lead and then expanding it to 20 by
intermission. Jackson had a lot of help as Brian Orr added 10
points and Chase Dunford nine.

Granger's best moment: The Lancers never got into their game,
and relied on Deng Deng for more than half of their team's points.
Granger made a nice rally in the third period, but that was all. Deng
finished with 17 points.

Statistical notes: The 33 points given up was one of Skyline's best
defensive efforts this season. The 29-point win was also the best.
Granger's Adam Bowen played for the first time in a month and
picked up seven points.

What we learned from this game: This is the "easy" part of
Skyline's schedule and where the Eagles make their move. They
would like to avenge those earlier region losses, but can't look past
these games.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Jan. 26 - Skyline 75, Cyprus 65

Story of the game: James Tingey had a season-high 18 points and
helped Skyline explode in the second quarter en route to a Region 2
win over Cyprus.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles scored a season high 29
points in the second quarter to earn a 41-28 lead. Jake Osterloh
had six rebounds as Skyline dominated that category.

Cyprus' best moment: The Pirates stayed with Skyline in the first
quarter, and then had a nice rally in the final period, but it wasn't
enough. Isaac Johnson had 15 points and Landon Stauffer 13.

Statistical notes: Tingey had four three-pointers. Jaden Jackson
had 17 points for Skyline. Marquis Newman had 10 points and a
team-high four rebounds.

What we learned from this game: Skyline put up 75 points, which
was easily its best this season. The win was the Eagles' third
straight on the road.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune
box score,
click here.


Jan. 22 - Cottonwood 41, Skyline 40

Story of the game: Tim Glenn hit a three-point basket at the buzzer
to cap a huge Cottonwood comeback as the Colts edged Skyline in
a Region 2 game.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles had this game, but didn't put it
away. Jaden Jackson led Skyline with 17 points, while Brian Orr and
Mike Staes had six each.

Cottonwood's best moment: The Colts trailed the entire game, and
faced a 37-27 deficit going into the final period. Cottonwood held
Skyline to just three points in the last eight minutes. Korbin Dooley
was the team's top scorer with 11 points.

Statistical notes: Skyline made six three-pointers, led by Jackson
with three. Glenn finished with five points. Ray Chavez had just two
points for Cottonwood.

What we learned from this game: The snake-bitten Eagles lost a
heart breaker at home for the second straight time. The good news
is Skyline faces the bottom three teams next.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Jan. 19 - Skyline 55, Murray 50

Story of the game: Jaden Jackson scored a career-high 24 points,
including five three-pointers, to lift Skyline to a Region 2 victory over
Murray.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles trailed after the first quarter,
but rallied in the second period and led the rest of the way. Brian Orr
backed up Jackson with 15 points.

Murray's best moment: The Spartans trailed by six going into the
final quarter, and put together a nice fourth-quarter rally but it wasn't
enough. David Collette led the way with 21 points. Cade Bullough
added 13.

Statistical notes: Skyline made 16-25 free throws, while Murray
was just 4-5. Skyline made seven three-pointers, compared to just
two for Murray.

What we learned from this game: This was a huge victory for
Skyline and helped make up for the last game. The Eagles have a
chance in Region 2, and this was a big step.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune
box score,
click here.


Jan. 15 - West 33, Skyline 31

Story of the game - Misitana Afeaki rebounded a missed shot and
raced the length of the court to score the winning basket as West
edged Skyline in a key Region 2 game.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles started slowly. They scored
just six points in the first half and trailed 24-12 going into the final
period. Jaden Jackson led a big fourth-quarter rally, and he and
Chase Dunford nailed three-pointers, but lost in the last seconds.

West's best moment - Afeaki can say he made a difference as
West avoided the upset. The Panthers led the entire game,
dominating with defense. Tyrell Corbin was the top scorer with 16
points.

Statistical notes - West C Gatete Djuma returned from suspension
and scored nine points. West made 11-13 free throws, while
Skyline shot 8-13. Skyline had five three-pointers. West had none.

What we learned from this game - This was a winnable game for
Skyline. Why shoot a three-pointer with seven seconds left? Why not
go for a high-percentage shot? The Eagles fell to 2-1 in region, but
proved they will be among the top teams.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune
box score,
click here.


Jan. 12 - Skyline 48, Hunter 37

Story of the game - Jaden Jackson scored 19 points as Skyline
buried Hunter with a huge second quarter and claimed the Region
2 victory.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles outscored Hunter 22-7 in the
second quarter to take a 14-point halftime lead. James Tingey
added 11 points and Brian Orr had eight.

Hunter's best moment - The Wolverines led 9-8 after the first
period, but fell far behind after that. Brandon Peterson and Fausia
Tanuvasa put together a nice rally in the third period, but it wasn't
enough. Peterson finished with 14 points and Tanuvasa had 11.

Statistical notes - Skyline made 7-11 free throws, while Hunter was
2-3. Skyline had four three-pointers; Hunter had three. Dimitri Saliba
and Austin Hernandez added eight points for Hunter.

What we learned from this game - The Eagles improved to 2-0 in
region by capturing two games on the road. If Skyline can win at
home, it might have a chance to be a contender.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Jan. 8 - Skyline 62, Granger 42

Story of the game: Jaden Jackson scored 19 points and James
Tingey had 13 as Skyline blew the game open in the third quarter
and defeated Granger in a Region 2 game.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles outscored Granger 18-4 in the
third period and took a 20-point lead. Brian Orr added 11 points,
and Skyline nailed eight three-point baskets.

Granger's best moment: The Lancers trailed the entire game, but
they were within 26-20 at halftime. Isaiah Tademy had a
season-high 16 points and Deng Deng added nine.

Statistical notes: Jackson and Tingey had three treys, and Mike
Staes had two. Granger hit 11-16 free throws, while Skyline was
6-10. Cody Thorup had eight points for Granger.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles were able to beat
the Lancers using a deliberate style of offense, with accurate
three-point shooting. This was a good way to start the region
schedule, and should give the team some confidence.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. There was no report in the Salt
Lake Tribune.


Jan. 5 - Skyline 55, East 52

Story of the game - Brian Orr and Mike Staes scored 13 points
apiece as Skyline held off East in a non-region game and end a
three-game losing streak.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles trailed 31-30 at halftime, but
outscored East 15-9 to build a small lead going into the final period.
Staes' effort was a season-high.

East's best moment - The game was close the entire way, and
East made a nice effort in the final period. Jack Larson led East with
15 points, while Parker Van Dyke had 11 and Dakota Marsden 10.

Statistical notes - Skyline made five three-pointers, but shot poorly
(16-30) from the free-throw line. East was 16-24. Dakota Marsden
had two treys for East. Jaden Jackson was held to five points.

What we learned from this game - This game between two
east-side rivals went down to the end, and Skyline improved to 2-3
in home games.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune
box score,
click here.


Dec. 30 - Judge Memorial 72, Skyline 54

Story of the game - Zack Myaer scored 29 points as Judge shot 65
percent from the field and the Bulldogs routed Skyline in a
non-region game.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles tried to rally with their outside
shooting. Skyline shot nine three-pointers, and Jaden Jackson was
the top scorer with 17 points.

Judge Memorial's best moment - The Bulldogs trailed 17-13 early
in the second quarter and dominated after that. Myaer had a great
all-around game and center Will Whitt added 14 points and 12
rebounds against the smaller Eagles.

Statistical notes - Basil Vetas added 11 points for Judge. James
Tingey had 12 points and Mike Staes 11 for Skyline. Judge was
12-20 from the free-throw line. Skyline 7-8.

What we learned from this game - This is the third straight game
in which the Eagles were unimpressive and suffered a big loss.

Links - The Deseret News had a reporter at the game. To read the
D-News story,
click here. To see the Salt Lake Tribune box score,
click here
.


Dec. 22 - Lehi 66, Skyline 47

Story of the game: William Walker and Zach Stanley scored 17
points each as Lehi scored the game's first 18 points and went on
to beat Skyline in a non-region game.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles rallied behind Jaden Jackson,
who had 17 points, and Skyline nailed a season-high eight
three-pointers in a rally attempt. James Tingey added nine points.

Lehi's best moment: The Pioneers owned the first quarter. Walker
and Stanley were joined by Josh Scott (16 points), they combined
for 50 points. Stanley hit four three-pointers and Lehi was really
never threatened.

Statistical notes: Skyline is 1-3 in home games, but the schedule
(opponents) may have helped dictate that. The preseason schedule
is a killer. The Eagles outscored Lehi 39-33 in the second half, but
they trailed by 25 at halftime.

What we learned from this game: This game started like the last
one ended. And it occurred on Skyline's home floor. The Eagles
rallied, though, and put out a good effort. Lehi is a good,
experienced team and took care of business fast.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune
box score,
click here.


Dec. 18 - Olympus 50, Skyline 26

Story of the game: Connor Brady scored 16 points and Nicholas
Paulos had 10, and that was all Olympus needed to bury rival
Skyline in a non-region game.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles left their offense at home. They
trailed from the start. The closest they came was 32-22 in the third
quarter when Jaden Jackson nailed a three-pointer. Jackson and
Brian Orr led with six points.

Oly's best moment: The Titans went into their rivals gym and
embarrassed them. Oly led 25-12 at halftime and kept the pressure
on. When Skyline got within 10 points, Oly went on a 14-0 run.

Statistical notes: The 26 points was Skyline's lowest offensive
output in many years. Jackson, Jake Osterloh and James Tingey
had three-pointers for Skyline. Oly emptied its bench and nine
players scored.

What we learned from this game: This may be the low point of
Skyline's season. Oly is a good team, but that doesn't matter in a
rivalry game.

Links: The Deseret News had a reporter at the game. To read the
D-News story,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune box score,
click here.


Dec. 15 - Skyline 41, Juan Diego 36

Story of the game: James Tingey and Jake Osterloh had career
best games, and Skyline took advantage of a big foul differential to
rally past Juan Diego in a non-region game.

Skyline's best moment: The game went back-and-forth until the
Eagles took control, outscoring Juan Diego 15-9 in the final quarter.
Tingey had 14 points, including three treys, and Osterloh had 10.

Juan Diego's best moment: Ajay Pizza was the Soaring Eagles' top
player, scoring 15 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. Morgan
Hesleph added eight points.

Statistical notes: Skyline was 16-20 from the free-throw line; Juan
Diego was just 3-6. Both teams had three treys. Skyline led 17-15 at
halftime.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles went into hostile
territory and won with defense. Juan Diego shut down Skyline's
usual scorers, but Tingey and Osterloh came through. This was a
quality win.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. To see the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Dec. 11 - Highland 61, Skyline 44

Story of the game: Sam Orchard scored 25 points and helped
Highland blow the game open in the second quarter, and the Rams
went on to beat rival Skyline in a non-region game.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles were down 14 points by
halftime, and couldn't narrow the gap. Jaden Jackson had 12 points
and Mike Staes added nine. Each had two three-pointers, too, but it
wasn't enough.

Highland's best moment: Orchard had a career high, and used his
quickness to drive the lane and get more points. The Rams played
tough defense, too, keyed by Orchard and Nate Fakahafua.

Statistical notes: Fakahafua had 10 points. Brian Orr had five
points for the Eagles. Chase Dunford was held to just one.
Highland's 61-point effort was a season high.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles weren't allowed to
get into an offensive rhythm, and that throttled their comeback
attempt. Staes' showing looks promising, though, as Skyline looks
for players to step up.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune
box score,
click here.


Dec. 10 - Skyline 67, Copper Hills 61

Story of the game: Sophomore Jaden Jackson scored 22 points,
including four three-pointers as Skyline claimed an early lead and
held off Copper Hills for its first victory of the season.

Skyline's best moment: Jackson got Skyline going from the
perimeter, and Chase Dunford and Brian Orr also played big roles
with 15 and 11 points.

Copper Hills' best moment: The Grizzlies trailed 40-31 at halftime,
but closed the gap in the second half. It wasn't quite enough. Steven
Cordova was the scoring leader with 18 points. Steven Larson and
Tyler Faalogo had 12 each.

Statistical notes: Both teams shot about the same from the
free-throw line. Skyline had seven three-pointers; Copper Hills had
four (three by Cordova). Skyline's 67 points was a season high.

What we learned from this game: Skyline tasted victory for the first
time, and hopes more will come, despite a difficult non-region
schedule. The team's preseason record may not be a good
indicator of where this team will finish.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune
box score,
click here.


Dec. 4 - West Jordan 62, Skyline 52

Story of the game - Andre Ashton scored 19 points as West Jordan
blew open a close game with a big third quarter and went on to
defeat Skyline in a non-region game.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles got 15 points from Brian Orr,
who had three treys, too.  Jaden Jackson had 12 points as Skyline
dropped its home opener.

West Jordan's best moment - The Jaguars trailed 25-24 at
halftime, but outscored Skyline 20-11 in the third period. Josh
Woodruff added 15 points and Jordan Loveridge 12.

Statistical notes - The Jags had a big free-throw advantage, hitting
19-28 charity shots. Skyline was 7-8.

What we learned from this game - First-year coach Bernie
Graziano lost his home debut at Skyline, but it was tough home
opener.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune
box score,
click here.


Dec. 1 - Riverton 57, Skyline 51

Story of the game - Adam Trujillo scored 12 points as Riverton built
an 11-point lead and hung on to beat Skyline and ruin coach Bernie
Graziano's debut

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles finally got their offense going
with a 19-point fourth quarter, but it was not enough. Jaden Jackson
and Brian Orr each had 14 points in the loss.

Riverton's best moment - The Silverwolves had balanced scoring
and used a 15-7 run in the second period to take the lead, which
they were able to hold. Garrett Gunderstrup had nine points and
Bronson Schroeder and Garrett Burt had eight.

Statistical notes - Jackson and Chase Dunford had two
three-pointer each for Skyline. Both teams barely shot 50 percent
from the free-throw line.

What we learned from this game - This was a winnable game, but
Skyline made too many mistakes. The Eagles are building under
Graziano. They have to be given time to improve.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune
box score,
click here.
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