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Emery High uses big second half to win rivalry game over Carbon High

Emery High's Bailey Rasmussen tries to get a shot over Carbon High defender Annika Hansen (middle, 20), Shelby Cornforth (right, 11) and Giovanna Chiara (left) during Emery's 40-24 win on Tuesday night.

Lady Spartans charge out in the second half to push past Lady Dinos 40-24

The Emery High Lady Spartans took round one in the annual rivalry series with Carbon High as they took a 40-24 win at home on Tuesday night.

After playing a close game through the first half and going into halftime tied at 16-16, Emery turned up the pressure on both sides of the ball. Emery outscored Carbon 14-3 in the third quarter keeping the Lady Dinos off balance on offense by not letting them get good shots.

Free throw shooting played a difference in the final outcome as Emery shot 15-of-17 (88 percent) compared to Carbon High who finished 10-of-19 (53 percent).

Jeridi Price and Shelby Allred each scored 13 points for Emery to lead the offensive attack.

Shailee Croasmun led Carbon with eight points on the night.

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