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CHS girls advance to 3A quarterfinals after nail-biting 35-33 win over Stansbury

Sun Advocate sports reporter

The Carbon High girls basketball team is heading upstate to Ogden for the 3A State quarterfinals after posting a nail-biting 35-33 victory over Stansbury High at the CHS Gymnasium on Saturday night.

In a tight back and forth battle between the two teams, it was Shelby Cornforth's hook shot in the paint that bounced around the rim before falling in with five seconds remaining to give the Lady Dinos a win in the first round of the 3A State Tournament.

After trailing at the half by one, the Lady Dinos went on an 8-0 run to take a 25-18 lead, their largest of the game. Stansbury battled back through to the end, tying the game at 33-33 on two free throws by Kallie Stewart with 2:25 left in the game.

Both teams were unable to take advantage of scoring opportunities as they combined to go scoreless over the next 2:20 before Cornforth hit the game winning shot.

Giovanna Chiara led a balanced scoring attack for the Lady Dinos with a team-high 10 points. Cornforth added eight points, Shailee Croasmun had seven, Katie Basinger finished with six and Jordan Scoggins chipped in four points.

The Lady Dinos (16-6, 8-2 Region 12) will take on Dixie High (15-7, 7-3 Region 9) on Thursday at 5:50 p.m. at Weber State University. Dixie upset #1 seed Juan Diego 51-39 earlier on Saturday.

See Tuesday's edition of the Sun Advocate for more game stats, photos and reactions from players and coaches.

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