The Carbon Dinos finished off a busy week of away games against Snow Canyon and Canyon View over the weekend and came back to Price with a respectable 1-1 record.
In its first game, Carbon squared off Friday against Snow Canyon, a 3A semifinalist from a year ago. Despite pulling within five points late in the game, the Dinos were handed their fourth loss of the season, 64-54.
“Rebounding hurt us all nights as we gave Snow Canyon too many second chance points,” said head coach Jeff Cisneros. “We got within five points late in the game but gave up two offensive rebounds off missed free throw attempts. Those two missed rebounds really sealed the win for Snow Canyon as they ended up scoring on both possessions.”
Cole Fossat, the team’s leading scorer on the season, led the team with 20 points, including three three-point baskets. Fossat has hit 21 three-pointers on the season, good for a tie for third across all classifications. Brad Williams chipped in 13.
Next up was Canyon View in Cedar City on Saturday, a team that beat 5A West the night before, 72-51. The Dinos got out to a hot start and led 16-9 after the first quarter. Canyon View rallied to tie the game up at 30 at halftime.
“The second half was back-and-forth and no team had a lead of more than points,” Cisneros said. “Some clutch free throw shooting and some good defensive stops late in the game is what allowed us to come away with the win, 59-58.”
Canyon View trailed Carbon 59-56 with 15 seconds left.
“We told our guys in the timeout that we could allow them a two-point shot but not a three-point attempt,” Cisneros said. “We played very good defense and the only shot Canyon View had was a two-point shot that was good at the buzzer.”
Four players scored in double figures in the game, led by Peyton Fausett and Fossat with 12 apiece. Williams and Mitch Olson pitched in 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Carbon (4-4, 0-0 Region 12) will travel to Uintah (3-2, 0-0 Region 10) on Tuesday before hosting two games against Union Wednesday and Tooele on Friday.
Both games at home can be watched live on ETV Channel 10.