By Matt Harris
MT. PLEASANT—The North Sanpete boys basketball team was able to peel off a second win on the season against Millard, 56-45 before top-ranked Emery brought the Hawks back to Earth with a 54-40 humbling last week.
After the Hawks had taken their first win of the season on Saturday, Dec. 10 against North Sevier, the team didn’t wait long to get their second one. The following Wednesday, North Sanpete came away with a victory over Millard that they almost didn’t have.
Going into halftime down 21-19, the Hawks came out on fire in the third quarter, outscoring the Eagles 22-11 and holding onto the lead in the fourth quarter for the win.
North Sanpete got the most out of junior Spencer Steadman, scoring 19 points with three three-pointers, one of three double-digit scorers for the Hawks. Sophomore Shawn Taylor added 15 while junior Joseph Garlick added another 11.
While the win was sweet, the fun didn’t last long. Top-ranked and undefeated Emery came to town last Friday and grounded the Hawks, 54-40. An all-around offensive attack proved the Hawks downfall despite a big night from Steadman, who had 22 points. The Hawks tried to get a rally going in the fourth but were unable to make stops on offense to catch up.
The Hawks played last Tuesday and yesterday at Cedar and at home against South Sevier. Scores will be reported next week.
Next up, it’s a long break for the Hawks, who will play their next game at home against Salem Hills on Wednesday, Jan. 4.