Oh so close...
Soaring Eagle pulls away in the final minute to get win over CHS girls
What may have been one of the biggest non-region home games for the Carbon High girls in some time certainly didn't disappoint.
Unfortunately for the Carbon High Lady Dinos, the end result saw them come up just short of defeating perennial 3A power Juan Diego in a 60-50 loss on Friday evening.
The Lady Dinos took a 28-24 lead into halftime before the Soaring Eagle finally started to gain momentum and taking a lead into the final quarter.
Carbon was able to cut the Juan Diego lead to 49-45 with just under two minutes left but they could not close the gap.
Juan Diego made free throws in the final minute as Carbon began fouling to stretch the game out.
Katie Basinger led Carbon with 16 points and Shelby Cornforth had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Carbon out rebounded Juan Diego 38-27 but hurt themselves with 21 turnovers to Juan Diego's eight.
The Lady Dinos will open Region 12 play when they host North Sanpete on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the CHS Gymnasium.