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Cowboys split region contests
The Kanab Cowboys split two region games last week and find themselves in second place with this Friday’s home battle with Millard their final game.
Kanab led region leader Enterprise for all but the final five minutes, before the Wolves took control and won 74-67. On Friday, the host Cowboys got a little revenge on the Parowan Rams with a 77-60 victory.
In the Enterprise game, Kanab led 22-19 in the first period, thanks to a big quarter by Payton Jesus. Jesus knocked down nine points, including a three-pointer from the corner with one minute left. Rhees Jackson led off the game with a three point play and hit a trey from the wing late in the quarter to give the Cowboys the lead 15-13.
Stetson Crandall made three big plays early in the second quarter – taking a charge, getting fouled on a rebound putback, and converting a lay-up to give Kanab a 27-21 lead. Kade Quarnberg made a driving lay-up down the middle of the lane for the Cowboys first basket of the quarter, and drained a three-pointer from the corner with :31 left in the half for a 35-29 lead.
Jesus scored seven points in the third frame, leading Kanab to a 48-41 lead on an eight foot floater in the lane with less than a minute left in the period. A Kyle West three-pointer with four seconds left cut the Cowboy lead to 48-44 after three.
Justin Orton and Craig Brinkerhoff led Kanab in the final period. Orton scored eight of his 10 points, including a three-point play halfway through the quarter that gave the Cowboys a 59-58 lead, and a three-pointer from the wing with :23 left in the game to cut the Wolves lead to 70-67. Brinkerhoff scored three baskets, including an impressive dunk with 2:30 left for the Cowboys last lead of the game at 64-62.
The Wolves Kyle West took over in the fourth quarter, scoring 15 of his 33 points, including three big treys. Jesus ended up with 19 points to lead Kanab. Crandall scored 13, with Jackson and Orton adding 10 and Brinkerhoff nine.