|Chase Julian (30) and Kyle Asay (23) go for the ball while a Juan Diego player looks to take it away from the Carbon players.|
As the Dinos keep winning, the crowd showing up for the games keeps growing. And with a 68-56 win over Juan Diego High School on Friday night, it seems the trend will just continue.
The team began the year playing to an audience that had mostly parents and alumni supporters to watch. That is slowly changing as the Dinos prove that they are a team worthy of watching.
Friday night's game was no exception. The crowd was treated to a stirring rendition of our national anthem by the Carbon Jazz Choir. The Dinos followed with a game that was exciting and fun to watch.
The first quarter of play was fast paced with the lead changing several times. The Soaring Eagle defense swarmed the Dinos every time they got the ball. However, the Carbon offense was up to the task and stayed right in the game. They trailed by two at the end of the first period.
The Dinos pulled ahead in the second quarter of play and led 32-28 going into halftime.
As the teams came out, Juan Diego took control of the third quarter and by the end of the third period had moved ahead by one.
Carbon then decided to put the game to bed in the fourth. They kicked into overdrive and doubled up on the Screaming Eagles putting 26 points on the board while limited their opponents to 13.
Schyler Namanny was on fire and drained 26 points on the night. The team was hot from beyond the arc with four players hitting the long ball. Two from downtown went in for Bryan Gazell. Namanny, Chase Julian and Brandon Wilson also hit a long one.
With this victory, the Dinos sit alone in the top spot in Region 8 play. Juan Diego and Emery are tied for second place with one loss apiece.
This is unknown territory for the boys from Price. The last three years they have finished at the bottom of the pack so it certainly must be refreshing.
Carbon will travel to North Sanpete to take on the Hawks on Wednesday night and on Friday they will go to Castle Dale to face rival Emery.