TAYLORSVILLE — Two days after kicking off the chaos that reigned in the first round of the 5A girls basketball tournament, Box Elder had plenty of reason and belief that the dream was still alive.
TAYLORSVILLE — Paige McKenna went to the bench with 4:58 left in the game, sat down, leaned back and put her head in her hands.
TAYLORSVILLE — More than two weeks ago, Kaitlyn Viator had her worst game of the season points-wise: 0-of-9 shooting, three turnovers, zero points.
TAYLORSVILLE — When the heavy snowstorm that buried the Salt Lake Valley blew away Tuesday morning, so did the underdog magic of Monday’s 5A girls basketball tournament first round.
TAYLORSVILLE — Olivia Barton made up her mind three days ago to try something out on the basketball court, and it worked, kick-starting a double-digit comeback against Roy.
TAYLORSVILLE — The Springville Red Devils, with all of their five wins, might be the biggest surprise of the 5A girls basketball state tournament.
The 6A/5A girls state basketball tournament begins Monday and Tuesday, with all games at Salt Lake Community College. There’s a handful of area teams that have a solid chance at lifting the trophy on Saturday.