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Canyon View 55, Hurricane 49 1/26/2018

It was Round 2 of the marquee matchup between CV’s Brantzen Blackner and HHS’s Jackson Last, the top two scorers in the region. But, as is the case with many of these types of matchups, it was a support player that stole the headlines.

Sophomore Trevor Farrow nailed his fifth 3-pointer of the game with just over a minute to play to break a 49-49 tie and help the Falcons capture the stunning road win.

“He’s our only sophomore that starts and he’s been in a bit of a slump,” Falcons coach Rob Potter said. “He’s always been a great player, from fifth, sixth, seventh grade and he’s a great shooter and a heady player. But sophomores go through that sometimes and we just told him to be patient and keep shooting. He hit three 3s in the fourth quarter and all of them were in big spots.”

None bigger than the last one. Hurricane had just completed its comeback after a basket by Matt Meyers and a 3-pointer from Last. But Farrow was undaunted and calmly nailed the go-ahead bucket as time dwindled.

Following Farrow’s trey, Hurricane turned it over and Mason Lyman scored a layup to push the lead to 54-49 with 38 seconds to play. Blackner hit an insurance free throw seconds later to complete the CV victory.

“No question the difference tonight from the last time we played them was rebounding,” Potter said. “When we lost to them at our place, we had 11 rebounds total in the game. They still outrebounded us, but tonight we had 22 defensive rebounds and that was huge.”

Last, who leads the state in scoring and had 43 points Wednesday night in Hurricane’s win over Snow Canyon, was held to 10 points through the first three quarters.

“I told the guys to be ready, that he was going to come hard in the fourth quarter and he did,” Potter said. “But we handled it and came out with the win.”

Potter praised the efforts of Tyson Potter and Parker Holmes, both of whom took charges from Last.

Hurricane led by 11 (18-7) two minutes into the second quarter, but a couple of Farrow treys started the comeback for the Falcons. By halftime, the lead had been whittled down to 21-15.

The third quarter was all Canyon View. A Joey Lambeth free throw made it 21-16 and then Lambeth and Blackner hit back-to-back treys to give Canyon View a 22-21 lead. Russell Neild tied it at 22-22 with a free throw, then Toby Potter nailed one from deep to give the Falcons a 25-22 lead.

With Blackner heating up, the lead grew to 40-32 heading into the final period. In the fourth, Last capped a 7-0 run with a 3-pointer to make it 40-39 with just over six minutes left. The score stayed tight until Farrow hit consecutive 3-pointers to make it a 49-42 CV lead with under three minutes left.

But Last wasn’t done and he hit a mid-range jumper and a trey to cut it to 49-47, followed by Meyers’ inside basket that tied the game at 49-49, setting up the late-game heroics from Farrow.

Blackner finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, while Farrow had 15 points and Lambeth had seven points and seven assists. Canyon View made 10 of 24 3-pointers (42 percent) in the contest.

Last finished with 23 points to lead Hurricane. He also had 12 rebounds and five assists, while Reagan Marshall added 10 points and six boards. The Tigers ended up with a 33-24 advantage on the glass and made 5 of 16 treys (31 percent).

Canyon View, winner of four straight region games, improves to 9-10 overall and 4-3 in region play. The Falcons are at Cedar Wednesday night.

Hurricane, 10-7 and 4-3, has a bye next Wednesday and will resume region play with a visit to Pine View next Friday night.