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Carbon High Dinos fall to rival Emery Spartans in close overtime matchup

Carbon's Nick Haycock (14) tries to shoot over the reach of Emery High's Corbin Barnett (44). Haycock scored nine points and pulled down five rebounds in the Dino's 59-58 loss to Emery on Saturday night.

Sun Advocate reporter

Now things can be called even between the two longtime rivals. At least on the hardwood.

In the matchup between the two rival schools, Emery was able to gain a measure of revenge against Carbon High as the Spartans got past the Dinos 59-58 in overtime on Saturday night.

Emery High (5-6) was able to get the win after losing the previous game between the two, a 72-54 Carbon High victory back on Dec. 16.

The two teams played a game reversed from their earlier meeting as it was Emery High who jumped out to a halftime lead of 30-21.

Carbon High (7-3) erased that lead during the third quarter as they outscored Emery High 18-5 in the quarter to take a four point lead into the fourth quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Emery and Carbon battled it out as both teams tried to grab the victory. Thirty-two minutes was not enough as the two teams were tied at 52-52 at the end of regulation.

In overtime Emery was able to sneak past Carbon thanks in part to Dallon Cologie who finished with 30 points for the Spartans.

Jordan Blanc led the Dinos with 18 points and eight rebounds. Derek Young added 12 points and five rebounds.

Both teams shot poorly from the foul line but Carbon (21-of-45, 46.7 percent) may be left to lament what could have been a win.

The Carbon High boys and girls teams begin Region 12 play tonight as they travel to Payson for games starting at 5:15 and 7 p.m.

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