Hawks lose to Union and Manti, but come back with win over No. Sevier
MT. PLEASANT—The North Sanpete boys’ basketball team has safely avoided one milestone they never wanted to get, a winless season.
After two more losses, part of a six-game losing streak, the Hawks finally got their first win of the season against North Sevier, 63-60. North Sanpete lost games at Union, 56-41, and rival Manti, 76-68.
Against Union, the Hawks held a four-point lead before stifling defense by Union stole the lead away. Tanner Morley led the scoring effort for North Sanpete with 12 points in the loss, but the Hawks were killed by a big night from Union’s Austin Jaramillo, who had 26.
The Hawks’ offense found itself against the rival Templars, but the defense collapsed and ruined a big night by Taylor. Taylor scored 22 points in the loss, and was backed up by Morley and junior Spencer Steadman, who had 10 and 11 points, respectively. Manti got a lot more out of their whole team, leading to the game-saving offensive effort.
Though it took a while, the Hawks found their redemption against North Sevier last Saturday, squeaking out a 63-60 win. Though North Sanpete was down six at the beginning of the fourth, a big rally came the Hawks way en route to the victory. This time, it was Steadman who led the way with 21 points, while Taylor chipped in 10 more, helping stave off a 23-point performance by North Sevier’s Marcus Fielding.
With their first win under their belt, North Sanpete played at Millard yesterday (score unavailable) and will face Emery at home tomorrow night at 7 p.m. They also play away at Cedar next Tuesday and will host South Sevier next Wednesday at 7 p.m.