Warriors pull away in second half, beat CV

By Tom Zulewski

Iron County Today

After winning by a big margin in the first head-to-head meeting, the Snow Canyon Warriors had a greater challenge against the Canyon View Falcons the second time around.

Once the sophomore duo of Hallie Remund and Tylei Jensen found the range, the Warriors kept their playoff hopes alive for another game.

Remund led all scorers with 16 points and Jensen added 14 as Snow Canyon wiped out a four-point halftime deficit and rolled to a 48-30 road win over Canyon View on Feb. 6 to even its Region 9 record at 5-5. The Warriors outscored the Falcons (2-8) 34-12 in the second half, and head coach Ryan Rarick said the biggest adjustment came when the shots started falling on the offensive end.

“We were frustrated offensively because we couldn’t make any shots (in the first half),” Rarick said. “The girls were taking the frustration by trying to get the rebounds after Canyon View had the ball. We were fouling 80 feet away from the basket.”

Snow Canyon trailed 18-14 at the half, but Remund started the third quarter with seven points in a 9-2 run that put the visitors in front for good. The Warriors held the Falcons to just five made field goals in the game and closed the third quarter with a 10-0 run that stretched the lead to 33-22.

After hitting 12 of 14 from the free-throw line in the first half to take the lead to the locker room, Canyon View went 7-for-17 in the second.

“We had to keep shooting. We’re not going to score if we don’t shoot,” Rarick said. “I was nervous in the first half that we were going to get so frustrated that we’d collapse on ourselves. The girls showed a lot of heart in the third quarter, and if we play with that style, that tenacity, we can handle our business against our remaining opponents.”

Canyon View was led by eight points from Ashlyn Banks and seven from Jordan Nielson in the loss. It was the Falcons’ only game of the week, and they will close the regular season with a home game against Pine View that was played Tuesday and a road matchup at Desert Hills on Thursday.

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