Four overtimes wouldn’t be needed to settle the matchup between the teams, and the Falcons did more than enough to return to the summit.
Brantzen Blackner led four players in double figures with 19 points, and Canyon View built a huge lead after three quarters to beat North Sanpete 64-56 on Jan. 25 to improve its Region 12 record to 3-1. The win put CV alone in first place and broke the tie with the Hawks.
The Falcons closed the third quarter on a 12-2 run that built the lead to 52-32, its largest of the night, but the Hawks took advantage of several turnovers in the fourth to help cut the gap to the final margin.
“They took care of the ball, hung around, scrapped and tried to get their opportunities,” Canyon View head coach Robbie Potter said. “We did what we thought they would do. We thought we were going to have to get up 20 and take care of business, but we just got a little sloppy.”
Blackner helped the Falcons get off to a hot start, scoring 10 of his 12 first-half points in the opening quarter – including eight in a row – as they built a 33-21 lead at the break.
“North Sanpete’s a team that’s always going to play hard,” said Blackner, playing his second game since a knee injury suffered in the region opener against Juab. “Every time, they’ll give their best fight. They’re a team that can make a run just like that. You’ve always got to have your foot down and go clear till the last horn.”
Junior Porter Miller helped out with 15 points in the win for CV, Abe Huxford added 11 and Cash Christensen chipped in 10. Kaleb Bailey scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half to lead North Sanpete in the loss and Sean Taylor added 17.
The Falcons fell back into a tie for first in the region with North Sanpete after dropping a 65-60 overtime decision at Juab on Friday night. CV trailed 27-19 at the half, but rallied to force the extra period tied at 53-53.
Miller and Blackner led the Falcons with 16 points each in the loss. Juab made 20 of 23 from the free-throw line to Canyon View’s 10-of-18.
Four Wasps players scored in double figures, led by 17 points from Aaron Clark and 15 from Ryker Osborne.
CANYON VIEW 64, N. SANPETE 56
N. Sanpete 11 10 11 24 -- 56
Canyon View 15 18 19 12 -- 64
N. Sanpete – Sorensen 7, Taylor 17, Morley 3, Steadman 6, Garlick 2, B. Bailey 2, K. Bailey 19. Totals 21 12-15 56. 3-pointers – Sorensen 1, Morley 1
Canyon View – Huxford 11, Blackner 19, Lambeth 7, Christensen 10, Dettling 2, Miller 15. Totals 23 14-23 64. 3-pointers – Huxford 1, Blackner 1, Lambeth 2.
Juab 65, Canyon View 60, OT