Koby Butler scored a game-high 24 points in the Emery Spartans’ 68-60 victory over the Manti Templars Friday night.
Right behind Butler was Bowdie Jacobson who poured in a season-high tying 18. Kolton Butler was in double figures with 11 points. Easton Gordon chipped in nine.
Leading 35-19 at the break, Manti responded in the third to cut the Emery lead to eight, 52-44, entering the fourth. The Templars got within three of the Spartans, 63-60 at the 1:18 mark of the fourth before Bowdie Jacobson scored the final five points to put the game away.
Emery (16-1, 6-0 Region 15, #1 in 2A) will host a pair of games next week, on Wednesday against Gunnison (8-8, 1-5 Region 15) and Friday versus North Sevier (4-12, 0-5 Region 15). The Spartans beat both teams by a combined score of 133-84 a couple of weeks back. Both games will be broadcast live on ETV Channel 10 at 7p.m.