The Emery Lady Spartans traveled to Blanding to face the San Juan Broncos on Thursday. Emery was coming off an 89-8 beatdown of Grand and and were hoping to take momentum into their region match-up with the Broncos. And even though the margin was a bit less the Lady Spartans came home with a 72-64 win.
After losing their first two region contests against Richfield and Carbon, the Spartans have now won two conference games in a row and are headed into a meeting with the #1 team in 3A South Sevier next week.
Emery jumped out to a six point lead in the first quarter going up 23-17. They would push that lead to 13 at the half and then would give up some ground in the third, before taking control in the fourth quarter for the victory.
Leading the way for the Lady Spartans was Hailey Allred and Tambrie Tuttle who would both score 18, Tuttle would add eight rebounds and two steals while Allred grabbed five rebounds as well. Baylee Jacobson and Kiri Cook chipped in with 14 points each in the win.
For San Juan, Madison Palmer would lead all scorers with 21, Tasiah Little had 18 and Brittany Grover added 12.
The Spartans sit at 9-6 and the #6 spot in the 3A RPI rankings and in the coming week will play two of the top 3 teams in the state.
It will all kick-off on Tuesday as the South Sevier Rams will travel to the Spartan Center. Game time is scheduled for 7:00.
Then on Thursday the 23 they travel to Richfield home to the #3 ranked Wildcats. That game is also set for 7.
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