Jumping out to a lead of 17-2 in a frentic first quarter, the boys of Pinnacle Junior High School defeated Canyon View 56-39 to claim the 2010 Castle Valley Athletic Association JV Basketball Tournament championship.
The contest was played at Mont Harmon Junior High on Wednesday, Feb. 24 before hundreds of racous fans cheering support for both sides.
"Wyatt Howard led the way for our defense and played awesome in the game," Coach Bowen said.
After two quarters the Panther's had more than doubled Canyon View's score going to the locker room ahead 39-18. According to Bowen many players executed key roles including Jake Hardy who had an excellent game and scored 17 points. Chris Reynolds posted 12, Wyatt Howard added eight in addition to his great defense.
Chris Smith and Freston Smith added six apiece. Cody Sanchez added four leading to the impressive win. "I'm so proud of these kids this is the first time Pinnacle has a junior high title," Bowen added.