North Sanpete Hawks win big over Delta, 63-48, advance
By Rhett Wilkinson
DELTA—The Hawks’ skid is over.
After losing four of its previous five games, the North Sanpete high school basketball team responded by winning big at Delta 63-48.
Landon Bowles had 28 points on 8-of-13 shooting for the Hawks (12-8, 8-5 in Region 14), including an astonishing 6-of-10 from 3-point land. In fact, Bowles started the game with two 3-pointers to give North Sanpete a 6-0 lead. He also went a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line. Landon Milne and Dallon Steadman added 11 and 10 on 5-of-6 and 5-of-9 shooting, respectively, according to MaxPreps.
Bowles added eight rebounds; Milne had five rebounds; Steadman added 10 rebounds; and Brady Jacobson had six assists and five rebounds. Each of the four also had a steal, according to MaxPreps.
North Sanpete Coach Cris Hoopes did not return a request for comments.
The Hawks raced out to a 16-4 lead in the first 5:59 of the game and never gave up their advantage. Bowles had 15 points in the first 13-plus minutes of the game. The Rabbits (4-14, 3-9) were behind just 29-25 at halftime after a 3-pointer from around seven-and-a-half feet beyond half court, but never took the lead.
North Sanpete held Delta to just 21-of-57 (37 percent) from the field, including only 4-of-30 (13 percent) from the 3-point line, according to MaxPreps.
The Hawks out-rebounded the Rabbits 34-26.
North Sanpete is now in the Class 3A Championships. The Hawks will play Carbon (12-8) at 7 p.m. Friday at a site that as of press time was to be announced.