Lady Hawks fly too low, losing to Juab, Parowan

North Sanpete’s Tiffany Peckham (No. 21) drives the ball against Juab defenders while Grayciee Christiansen (No. 11) looks for an opening in the the Lady Hawks’ 22-55 loss to Juab on Tuesday, Dec. 5.


Lady Hawks fly too low,

losing to Juab, Parowan


By James Tilson

Staff writer

Dec. 14, 2017


MT PLEASANT—The North Sanpete High School girls basketball team played twice last week at home, losing 55-22 to Juab High on Tuesday, Dec. 5, and to Parowan High 43-31 on Thursday, Dec. 7.

Neither the Lady Wasps of Juab nor the Lady Hawks of North Sanpete could find a shooting touch early in the game.

The Lady Hawks’ inexperience showed as they struggled to find an offensive rhythm or a go-to scorer.

However, the Lady Wasps found their shooting touch in the second quarter and started to pull away, leading at halftime by 15 (21-6).

Juab increased their lead 14 more points in the third quarter, yet in the fourth quarter North Sanpete began to put together some offensive possessions and grab a little confidence, making more points in the final quarter (12) than all three previous quarters (10).

The final score was 55-22.

The Lady Hawks were led by Shaelynn Johnson with five points and Tairei Luapapa and Halli Bennett, each with four points.

The Lady Hawks showed a great deal of improvement in their next game against the Lady Rams of Parowan.

Behind only one point at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Hawks took the lead by five at halftime (19-14).

Still competitive in the third quarter, North Sanpete edged Parowan by one point (37-36), yet the Lady Rams ran away in the fourth quarter to beat the Lady Hawks by 12 points, 43-31.

Bennett and Carlee Nuttall led the way for the Lady Hawks with eight points apiece, with Sarah Oldroyd putting in six points.

The Lady Hawks took on the Lady Tigers of Wasatch Academy on Tuesday (score unavailable).

The Lady Hawks next travel to Richfield for the Central Utah Girls Basketball Preview held on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16, at the Sevier Valley Center. The Lady Hawks play Enterprise High on Friday at 11:30 a.m. and Canyon View High on Saturday at 9 a.m.