Skyline 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
2007-08 results (13-9, 6-4)

Nov. 28 - KEARNS (W 52-41)
Nov. 30 - at Murray (L 54-57)
Dec. 4 - at Highland (W 44-35)
Dec. 7 - EAST (W 57-52)
Dec. 11 - JUDGE MEMORIAL (W 46-43)
Dec. 14 - at Juan Diego (W 67-45)
Dec. 18 - WEST JORDAN (L 51-60)
Dec. 20 - OLYMPUS (W 50-44)
Dec. 29 - at Granger (L 45-52)
Jan. 4 - at Hunter (W 47-31)
Jan. 8 - BINGHAM (L 47-31)
Jan. 11 - ALTA* (W 43-42)
Jan. 15 - at Jordan* (L 44-46)
Jan. 18 - at Hillcrest* (W 31-25)
Jan. 25 - TAYLORSVILLE (W 35-20)
Jan. 29 - BRIGHTON* (L 47-60)
Feb. 1 - at Alta* (L 35-49)
Feb. 5 - JORDAN* (W 60-51)
Feb. 8 - HILLCREST* (W 56-36)
Feb. 15 - at Taylorsville* (W 64-52)
Feb. 19 - at Brighton* (L 58-63)
-----5-A state tourney-----
Feb. 25 - vs. West Jordan (L 53-62)

* - Region 2 games
Home games in CAPS
SKYLINE BOYS BASKETBALL - 2008-09
March 2 - Pleasant Grove 59, Skyline 48





















Story of the game: C.J. Wilcox scored 30 points - 16 in the
decisive first half - as Pleasant Grove gained an early lead and
held off Skyline in the first round of the 5A state tournament.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles trailed the entire game, but
got a second-half lift from Ryan Osterloh, Kevin Wagstaff and
Davey Weixler to narrow the gap to six points. They couldn't get
closer.

Pleasant Grove's best moment: The Vikings were too athletic for
Skyline. C.J. Wilcox had one of his best games of the season and
his cousin, LeSean Wilcox, added 13 points as PG ended a three-
year losing streak in the first round of the tourney.

Statistical notes: Skyline was a perfect 12-12 from the free-throw
line; Pleasant Grove was 15-22. Osterloh and Wagstaff had three-
pointer each. Weixler finished with 14 points, Osterloh had 13
and Wagstaff 11.

What we learned from this game: Pleasant Grove is a talented
team, led by C.J. Wilcox, who put the team on his shoulders and
beat Skyline almost by himself. The Eagles' starting lineup
consisted of all seniors.

Next: Skyline is done for the season. Pleasant Grove advanced to
play Davis March 4.

Links: All three local newspapers had reporters and
photographers at this 9:30 a.m. game. To read the Deseret News
story,
click here. To read the Salt Lake Tribune article, click here.
For the Provo Herald,
click here. To see the D-News photo
gallery,
click here. To check out the Trib's photos, click here. To
see the box score,
click here.


Feb. 24 - Skyline 54, Hillcrest 40

Story of the game: Ryan Osterloh and Kevin Wagstaff scored 15
points apiece as Skyline built an early lead and kept Hillcrest at
bay in the final Region 2 game for both teams.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles took a 13-5 lead in the first
quarter and were never threatened. Davey Weixler added 13
points for Skyline.

Hillcrest's best moment: Curtis Blackmore and Austin Jackson
had their best scoring efforts of the season. Blackmore finished
with 17 points and Jackson had 15.

Statistical notes: Hillcrest was 10-16 from the free-throw line;
Skyline was 7-13. Jackson and Blackmore had two three-pointers
each for Hillcrest. Kyle Maughan had just four points.

What we learned from this game: Skyline won its third straight
game and earned the No. 3 seed going into the 5A state
tournament.

Next: Skyline advances to the 5A state tourney and will play
Pleasant Grove March 2.
Hillcrest is done for the year.

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.


Feb. 20 - Skyline 55, Alta 52 (OT)

Story of the game: Ryan Osterloh scored 19 points and Kevin
Wagstaff had 13, including five key free throws in overtime, as
Skyline edged Alta and prevented the Hawks from clinching first
place in Region 2.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles rallied in the second half
and they did it with defense, holding Alta to two points in the third
quarter and nine during the entire second half. Wagstaff hit two
free throws to tie the game with 1:16 left in regulation, and they
took the lead in OT.

Alta's best moment: Nate Nielsen scored a season-high 23
points. He led the Hawks with a flurry of baskets during a 12-0
run in the second quarter that resulted in a 10-point halftime lead.
Ammon Olsen added 11 points.

Statistical notes: Skyline was 10-14 from the free-throw line in
OT. Skyline swept the season series with Alta. Osterloh had five
three-pointers, including four in a row in the first quarter.

What we learned from this game: The loss threw the Region 2
standings into a potential farce. If Alta wins its final game, it still
can capture first place. Otherwise, there could be a four-way tie
and a series of coin flips to determine 5A state tournament seeds.

Next: Skyline finishes the regular season with a home game
against
Hillcrest on Feb. 24. Alta plays host to Jordan.

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


Feb. 13 - Skyline 51, Taylorsville 44

Story of the game: Ryan Osterloh scored 22 points as Skyline
turned back Taylorsville in a Region 2 game and ended its two-
game losing streak.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles led most of the game, but it
was close. Skyline hit 21-31 free throws, many of those in the
final quarter, to hold on.

Taylorsville's best moment: The Warriors got a season-high 12
points from Brian Mundee, all on three-pointers. Stevie McCloyn
led Taylorsville with 15 points, and Jordan Edgington had 10.

Statistical notes: Taylorsville's six three-pointers was a season
high. The Eagles captured the season series. This was
Taylorsville's last home game of the season.

What we learned from this game: This was a big win for Skyline,
who also clinched a 5A state tournament berth. The Eagles can
still have a chance to be the region champ, but must win their last
two games and hope Alta loses its final two.

Next: Skyline travels to Alta Feb. 20. Taylorsville goes to Jordan
the same night.

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.


Feb. 10 - Jordan 40, Skyline 37

Story of the game: Colton Burgon scored 13 points and Curt
Follett added 10 as Jordan rallied in the fourth quarter to hand
Skyline its second straight Region 2 loss.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles trailed 21-14 at halftime, but
outscored Jordan 15-6 in the third quarter to take the lead. Ryan
Osterloh found his shooting touch again, leading the team with
15 points. Kevin Wagstaff was held to three.

Jordan's best moment: Skyline tried to shut down leading scorer
Jordan Bernardo, but the Beetdiggers' outside shooting was
there, nailing five three-point baskets in this defensive battle.
Skyline led 29-27 going into the final quarter.

Statistical notes: Skyline's 37 points was a season low. Wagstaff
and Jaxson Judkins had treys for the Eagles, but none came from
Osterloh.

What we learned from this game: A few days ago, Skyline was in
first place, and now the Eagles are tied for third. Could this team
have peaked too early?

Next: Skyline travels to Taylorsville on Feb. 13. Jordan plays host
to
Brighton the same night.

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.


Feb. 6 - Brighton 59, Skyline 53

Story of the game: Moses Lotulelei scored 13 points and
sophomore Austin Hudson came off the bench to get 11 points
and six rebounds as Brighton rallied to beat Skyline for the
second time this season in a Region 2 game.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles started fast. Kevin Wagstaff
had the hot hand and Skyline took a 16-4 first-quarter lead.
Wagstaff finished with 23 points, including four three-point
baskets. Casey Taylor added 14 points.

Brighton's best moment: The Bengals trailed most of the game,
but got another great effort from Sam Wunderli (12 points, 11
rebounds) and Will Cannon, who fought off foul trouble to score
five quick points in the fourth quarter when Brighton finally pulled
ahead.

Statistical notes: Brighton shot badly, but outrebounded Skyline
33-23. Three players fouled out. Brighton shot 24-30 from the free-
throw line, while Skyline was 7-12. Skyline's leading scorer, Ryan
Osterloh, had just six points.

What we learned from this game: Skyline has whipped every
other Region 2 team, but can't beat Brighton. That's how it goes.
Now, the Eagles need another winning streak.

Next: Skyline plays host to Jordan on Feb. 10. Brighton takes on
Alta at home the same night.

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


Feb. 3 - Skyline 53, Hillcrest 23  

Story of the game: Kevin Wagstaff scored 20 points, but it was
Skyline's defense that played its best game of the season en
route to an easy Region 2 win.  

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles' defense dominated, and
never let Hillcrest get into its game plan. Skyline led 8-4 after the
first quarter, but dominated the second period and took a 21-6
advantage into halftime.  

Hillcrest's best moment: The Huskies' defense played well in
the first period, but with such a big deficit at halftime, Hillcrest had
to adjust its game plan. Curtis Blackmore ended up with 12
points and Kyle Maughan had eight.  

Statistical notes: Ryan Osterloh had 13 points for Skyline, and
Jaxson Judkins added 11. Wagstaff and Judkins had three treys
each. The 23 points given up was Skyline's best effort this
season.  

What we learned from this game: This might have been a good
place for an upset, but Skyline didn't let it happen. In fact, the
Eagles taught Hillcrest a lesson in defense.

Next: Skyline goes to Brighton on Feb. 6. Hillcrest plays host to
Jordan the same night.

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. 30 - Skyline 58, Alta 42

Story of the game: Kevin Wagstaff scored 18 points and Ryan
Osterloh added 15, but it was Skyline's defense that held Alta
scoreless in the first quarter and the Eagles earned the much-
needed win.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles led 11-0 after the first period,
and hit enough of their free throws late in the game to keep a
good margin, despite a spirited Alta rally. Casey Taylor added 14
points.

Alta's best moment: The Hawks didn't play with the same
intensity early in the game as their opponent. They scored 24 of
their 42 points in the fourth period. Jordy Brown had 14 points
and Ammon Olsen added 12.

Statistical notes: Alta was 0-7 from the field in the first quarter,
and committed six turnovers. Skyline shot 60 percent (18-30) for
the game, while Alta was at 34 percent (13-38).

What we learned from this game: Skyline coach Bunting said
his team played with urgency, as it could not afford another region
loss. Now, there is a three-way tie for first place.

Next: Skyline travels to Hillcrest Feb. 3. Alta goes to Jordan the
same night.

Links: Both Salt Lake newspapers had reporters and
photographers at this game. To read the Deseret News story,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune story, click here. To see
the box score,
click here. To check out the D-News photos, click
here. To view the Trib's photo gallery, click here.


Jan. 23 - Skyline 61, Taylorsville 42

Story of the game: Ryan Osterloh scored 26 points and Kevin
Wagstaff had a season-high 18 as Skyline dominated the second
quarter and rolled to a Region 2 victory over Taylorsville.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles led 12-9 after the first
quarter and extended it to 30-15 at halftime. Skyline hit 20-30 free
throws, many of them in the fourth quarter, to easily hang on to
the win.

Taylorsville's best moment: The Warriors scored 27 of their 42
points in the second half, and made a nice rally in the fourth
quarter. Stevie McCloyn had a season-high 20 points.

Statistical notes: McCloyn hit three treys for Taylorsville; Brady
Wright had two. Wagstaff had a pair for Skyline. Jordan
Edgington, Taylorsville's top scorer, had just eight points.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles have won two
straight now and looked good in this game. The defense has
picked up the last two games.

Next: Skyline has a home game against Alta Jan. 30. Taylorsville
has
Jordan at home the same night.

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. 20 - Skyline 48, Jordan 41

Story of the game: Davey Weixler led a balanced scoring attack
with 12 points, and the Eagles hit five consecutive free throws
down the stretch, to help Skyline hold off Jordan in a Region 2
game.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles' defense was the key,
helping Skyline to a 34-21 lead entering the fourth quarter. Jordan
rallied, but the Eagles hit their free throws.

Jordan's best moment: The Beetdiggers made a nice rally,
scoring 20 of their 41 points in the fourth quarter. Curt Follett had
14 points and Colton Burgon 10.

Statistical notes: Ryan Osterloh and Casey Taylor had 11 points
each for Skyline. Eagles hit 14-21 free throws; Jordan was 19-25.
The loss ended Jordan's five-game win streak.

What we learned from this game: Last week's loss had to spur
Skyline to a win at Jordan - a tough place to play. Let's see if
Skyline can start another win streak.

Next: Skyline returns home to play Taylorsville Jan. 23. Jordan
goes to
Brighton the same night.

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. 16 - Brighton 62, Skyline 56

Story of the game: Corbin Miller scored a season-high 27 points
and Brighton grabbed a nice lead and then held off Skyline in its
Region 2 opener, ending the Eagles' 11-game win streak.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles made a decent comeback,
especially in the fourth quarter. Ryan Osterloh had 25 points,
including four three-pointers. Casey Taylor had 10. Davey Weixler
and Zeke Egan didn't play, due to injuries.

Brighton's best moment: The Bengals quieted the home crowd
by opening a 19-9 lead. Miller had a great outing and Brighton
was helped by some injuries to Skyline. The Bengals hit just
enough free throws to hang on to the win.

Statistical notes: Brighton hit just 16-32 free throws. The
Bengals' defensive efforts was their best in a while. Sam
Wunderli had 10 points for Brighton. Kevin Wagstaff scored nine
for Skyline.

What we learned from this game: Was this an "upset?" Not
really. Brighton was pumped, and Skyline was coming off a big
win at Bingham. The Eagles learned they have to play well every
night to win.

Next: Skyline goes to Jordan on Jan. 20. Brighton plays at Alta the
same night.

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. 13 - Skyline 61, Bingham 53

Story of the game: Ryan Osterloh scored 22 points and Casey
Taylor had 16 as Skyline jumped to a huge lead in the first quarter
and held on to beat Bingham in battle of 5A powers.

Skyline's best moment: Bingham missed its first nine shots and
that helped the Eagles bolt to a 17-2 first-quarter lead. Skyline still
led by as many as 20 points until late in the third period.

Bingham's best moment: The Miners rallied in the fourth quarter,
going on a 12-0 run that narrowed the gap to three - 56-53 - but it
ended there. Shad Sommerville had 14 points and Ben Clifford
10.

Statistical notes: Bingham's rally was helped by eight three-point
baskets. Skyline hit 15-21 free throws, many of those in the fourth
quarter. Kevin Wagstaff added 12 points for Skyline.

What we learned from this game: Bingham had a height
advantage, but it was neutralized by Skyline's scrappy play. The
Eagles' first-quarter lead changed the game. Skyline stayed
unbeaten and is now 11-0.

Next: Skyline opens Region 2 play Friday (Jan. 16) against
Brighton. Bingham starts Region 3 action the same night at
Riverton.

Links: Both Salt Lake newspapers had reporters at this game,
and the Deseret News sent a photographer. To read the Deseret
News story,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune article, click
here. To view the box score, click here. To check out the D-News
photo gallery,
click here.


Jan. 9 - Skyline 57, Hunter 41

Story of the game: Ryan Osterloh scored 20 points as Skyline
finally pulled away in the fourth quarter and downed Hunter on a
special night that featured the retirement of former player Danny
Vranes' uniform number.

Skyline's best moment: The hometown crowd was worried
entering the final quarter. The Eagles led just 38-35 before
outscoring Hunter 19-6. Kevin Wagstaff and Davey Weixler added
10 points apiece.

Hunter's best moment: This was a good game, and Hunter
probably surprised a lot of people by sticking close. Jeff Poole
had a game-high 23 points.

Statistical notes: Skyline was able to expand the lead late by
hitting 18-23 free throws, a lot of them in the final quarter.
Osterloh and Wagstaff had a couple of three-pointers each for
Skyline.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles are now 10-0, but
this game drew a crowd because of Vranes, and the halftime
ceremony that featured players from Skyline's 1976 and '77 state
championship teams.

Next: Skyline travels to play Bingham on Jan. 13. Hunter opens
Region 3 play at
West Jordan Jan. 16.

Links: Both Salt Lake newspapers had reporters at this game,
and the Deseret News sent a photographer. To read the Deseret
News story,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune article, click
here. To see the box score, click here. To view the D-News photo
gallery,
click here.


Jan. 6 - Skyline 59, Judge Memorial 54

Story of the game: Hot-shooting Ryan Osterloh tied his season-
high with 28 points as Skyline rallied in the fourth quarter and
turned back Judge Memorial in a non-region game.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles controlled the first and fourth
quarters. They trailed by one point entering the final period. Davey
Weixler and Casey Taylor helped with 12 and 11 points.

Judge's best moment: Oliver Hughes had his best-scoring
game of the season, nailing five three-pointers and finishing with
19 points. Judge got back into the game by holding Skyline to just
eight points in the third period.

Statistical notes: Stallon Saldivar had 14 points for Judge, which
finished the preseason 0-4 against 5A schools. Judge had eight
three-pointers, which can also mean it didn't have a strong inside
game. Kevin Wagstaff had six points for Skyline.

What we learned from this game: This was a "trap" game, and
Skyline still emerged with the win. Osterloh was able to keep up
with Judge's shooting in an unfamiliar gym.

Next: Skyline returns home to play Hunter on Jan. 9. Judge opens
region play at Park City the same night.

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. 2 - Skyline 53, Granger 42

Story of the game: Ryan Osterloh scored 14 points and Casey
Taylor had a season-high 13 as Skyline finally pulled away from
Granger in the fourth and stayed unbeaten following the non-
region win.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles led just 37-34 going into the
final quarter, but outscored Granger 16-8 to win it. Skyline couldn't
breathe easy until the end.

Granger's best moment: The Lancers hung in there. T.J.
Tapusoa scored 14 points, Tre Musgrow 12 and Austin Smith
had 10 points. The Lancers' outside shooting also accounted for
five three-point baskets.

Statistical notes: Only five players scored for Granger. The
Lancers were 11-16 from the free-throw line, while Skyline was 9-
15. Davey Weixler had nine points for Skyline.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles may have been
"rusty," because this game almost got away from them.

Next: Skyline travels to play Judge Memorial on Jan. 6. Granger
opens Region 6 play at
East the same night.

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. 19 - Skyline 62, Olympus 50

Story of the game: Ryan Osterloh scored 23 points and Kevin
Wagstaff had 16 as Skyline took an early lead and kept it
throughout the game to win at Olympus for the first time in 10
years.

Skyline's best moment: The game went back-and-forth in the
first half. Oly's last lead was 19-18, but Ryan and Jake Osterloh
keyed a 12-2 run that gave Skyline the lead it never relinquished.

Oly's best moment: The Titans had their three-point shooting eye
as they nailed six three-pointers. Nick Paulos had four treys and
led the team with 12 points. Spencer Hille had 10.

Statistical notes: Jake Osterloh had a season high 11 points for
Skyline. Oly's leading scorer, Corbin Green, had just one point.
Skyline was 22-32 from the free-throw line, while Oly was 8-10.

What we learned from this game: This was a big win for Skyline,
which is now 7-0 going into the Christmas break.

Next: Skyline is off until Jan. 2, when it plays host to Granger. Oly
has a home game against Woods Cross Dec. 30.

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. 16 - Skyline 57, West Jordan 41

Story of the game: Ryan Osterloh scored 21 points and Kevin
Wagstaff was a force on offense and defense, coming in
with 15 points and hounding West Jordan guard Mason Sawyer
all night in the Eagles’ win over the previously unbeaten Jaguars.

Skyline's best moment: The game went back-and-forth until the
fourth quarter, when the Eagles defense held West Jordan to 1-14
shooting. The home crowd quieted as Skyline outscored the Jags
19-4 and claimed the victory.

West Jordan's best moment: Like the game before, the Jags
trailed in the first quarter, but they rallied in the second and even
led 25-22. Reyes Gallegos had a nice game with 21 points.

Statistical notes: Gallegos had five three-pointers for West
Jordan. Wagstaff and Casey Taylor had two each for Skyline. Both
teams shot well from the free-throw line.  

What we learned from this game: West Jordan was ranked No.
1 by the Deseret News, so that will change next week. Skyline is
6-0 and should move up immediately.

Next: Skyline heads to another hostile place - Olympus - to play
the Titans Friday (Dec. 19).
West Jordan returns to action tonight
(Dec. 17) at home against Davis.

Links: The Deseret News had a reporter and a photographer at
the game. To read the D-News game story,
click here. To view the
Salt Lake Tribune's box score,
click here. To see the D-News
photo gallery,
click here.


Dec. 12 - Skyline 65, Juan Diego 51

Story of the game: Kevin Wagstaff had his best game of the
season, scoring 21 points, as Skyline built a big first-half lead
and defeated Juan Diego in a non-region game.

Skyline's best moment: Wagstaff was the primary outside
shooting threat, with three treys, but he had plenty of help. Four
Eagle players hit double figures. Skyline led 36-22 at halftime.

Juan Diego's best moment: The Soaring Eagle made a good run
in the third quarter, cutting the margin to eight points. Pablo Coro
had his best game with 26 points.

Statistical notes: This was a foul fest. Juan Diego hit 20-24 free
throws, while Skyline was 19-29. Skyline had eight three-pointers,
compared to just one for Juan Diego.

What we learned from this game: A Skyline win was no surprise.
The 14-point margin was the Eagle's largest of its five victories so
far.

Next: Skyline will play at top-ranked West Jordan on Dec. 16.
Juan Diego goes to Lone Peak Dec. 19.

Links: The local media did not cover the game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here. To read the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Dec. 9 - Skyline 73, Cottonwood 64

Story of the game: Ryan Osterloh scored 28 points as Skyline
built an early lead and shook off a Cottonwood comeback attempt
to claim a non-region road win.

Skyline's best moment: Osterloh had the hot hand, and helped
the Eagles build an early lead. Kevin Wagstaff added 10 points,
but the real key was Skyline's ability to hit 17-23 free throws.

Cottonwood's best moment: Cottonwood trailed 48-37 entering
the final quarter, but kept the game close with a flurry of three-
point baskets. Tyson Reynolds and Zach Ziegler led the Colts
with 11 points each.

Statistical notes: Cottonwood canned 10 three-point baskets
during the game, compared to Skyline's four. Reynolds led the
way with three baskets from long range, while Ryan Lindquest
and Tim Glen had two each.

What we learned from this game: Skyline is 4-0 and won this
game with a season high 73 points. The Eagles proved, for the
first time, they can win with offense. Osterloh's 28 points was a
season high.

Next: Skyline has a home game against Juan Diego Friday.
Cottonwood plays at Northridge on Dec. 16.

Links: The local media did not cover the game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here. To read the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Dec. 5 - Skyline 38, Highland 29

Story of the game: Kevin Wagstaff scored 18 points as Skyline
put together a fourth-quarter rally to beat Highland in a defensive-
minded game.

Skyline's best moment: Skyline trailed 25-22 entering the final
quarter, but dominated the final eight minutes. Ryan Osterloh
backed up Wagstaff with 10 points.

Highland's best moment: James Angstman led the Rams with
eight points, while Walker Jensen had seven. Highland started
slowly, scoring just three points in the first quarter. But the Rams
recovered, had a big second quarter and claimed the halftime
lead.

Statistical leaders: The Eagles had a big free-throw advantage,
hitting 11-21 shots, compared to 3-6 for Highland. Spenser
Bowen was Highland's best outside threat, canning two treys.

What we learned from this game: It was Highland's first game.
Even though they have had two weeks to practice, the Rams were
still rusty.

Next: Skyline goes to Cottonwood on Dec. 9. Highland returns
home to take on
Judge Memorial.

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


Dec. 3 - Skyline 47, East 36

Story of the game: Kevin Wagstaff scored 17 points, and Skyline
finally broke loose in the final two minutes, to escape from rival
East with a narrow non-region victory.

Skyline's best moment: It now seems like the Eagles ruled the
second half, although it was tough to notice it at the time. Skyline
outscored East 28-17 over the final two quarters, but a lot of that
came in the last couple of minutes. Ryan Osterloh added 13 for
Skyline.

East's best moment: The game was close all the way. East led
12-8 after the first quarter, and it was tied 19-all at halftime.
Christian Brown was East's top scorer with 10 points, including
two three-pointers.

Statistical notes: Both teams shot less than 50 percent from the
free-throw line (Skyline 11-23 and East 5-11). East lost a close
game to Skyline last year - 57-52.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles are 2-0 and
starting to develop an ability to win close games. This was also a
breakout game for Wagstaff.

Next: Skyline returns home to take on Highland Friday night in the
Rams' first game of the season.
East travels to Park City.

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


Nov. 25 - Skyline 49, Mountain Crest 44

Story of the game: Ryan Osterloh scored 22 points and Skyline
hit its free throws down the stretch to hang on and beat Mountain
Crest in the season opener for both teams.

Skyline's best moment: The Eagles played great defense in the
first half, holding Mountain Crest to single digits each quarter and
claiming a 24-16 halftime lead. Kevin Wagstaff backed up
Osterloh with nine points.

Mountain Crest's best moment: The Mustangs rallied behind
Chandler Smith's 17 points. They cut Skyline's lead to just four
points by the end of the third quarter, but couldn't get closer.

Statistical leaders: Seth Coombs backed up Smith with 10
points. Both teams actually shot well from the free-throw line.
Skyline was 13-15 and Mountain Crest 11-14.

What we learned from this game: It was a good season opener
for both teams, and the free-throw shooting was impressive to
note. The Eagles' non-region schedule gets pretty tough for the
next two weeks.

Next: Skyline plays at East on Dec. 3. Mountain Crest entertains
Pine View the same night.

Links: There was no local media coverage at this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. To read the Salt Lake
Tribune's info,
click here.
Deseret News photo
Skyline guard Ryan Osterloh scored 21 points in the Eagles'
win over West Jordan Dec. 18.
Region 2 final standings


Alta                    8    2    .800     16    6    .727
Brighton             7    3    .700     12  10    .545
Skyline               7    3    .700     18    4    .818
Jordan                6    4    .600     14    8    .636
Hillcrest              2    8    .200       6  15    .286
Taylorsville         0  10    .000       6  15    .286
Region              Overall
W    L    Pct.      W    L    Pct.
Ryan Osterloh looks to pass around several Hunter
defenders Friday night.
Danny Vranes
Salt Lake Tribune photo
Salt Lake Tribune photo
Skyline's Kevin Wagstaff starts a fast break against Hunter.
Deseret News photo
Skyline's Brian Orr drives around a Bingham defender during their
game Jan. 13.
Salt Lake Tribune photo
Skyline's Casey Taylor is fouled as he goes up for a shot against
Alta on Jan. 30.
Deseret News photo
Skyline's Zeke Egan tries to get a shot off against a couple of Alta
defenders during their game Feb. 20.
Deseret News photo
Skyline center Davey Weixler corrals a rebound as a couple of
Pleasant Grove defenders look on.
5A STATE TOURNAMENT
Championship game
       March 7

West Jordan 63, Lone Peak 52
March 2