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Carbon Senior Kyle Quinton poured in a total of 50 points over the Dinos’ run at the Steve Hodson Cancer Classic hosted last week.
The Dinos wound their way through two losses and a victory over the course of the three-day event.
Facing off first against the Cedar City Redmen last Wednesday, the Dinos fell behind early, ending the first quarter 15-7. The Blue and White put up a game-high 12 in the second, but still ended the quarter eight points behind. Carbon continued to lag behind before finishing the first match of the classic 50-33.
Thursday’s action found the Dinos and Warriors on the court in a nail-biter that ended in the Warriors’ favor, 57-55.
Carbon led in the first with a final score of 16-13 and even continued to do so in the second, ending the first half 23-19. Snow Canyon then pushed ahead in the second half and managed 30. Carbon dug deep to put up 26 and take the game into overtime.
It was in overtime, however, when the Warriors pushed past the Dinos and finished the game with a difference of only two points.
Redemption came for the Dinos on Friday night when the team managed a 56-53 victory over the Providence Hall Patriots.
Carbon started out strong, leading for the first two quarters en route to a 29-20 lead at the end of the first half. The Dinos lost their momentum in the third, though, when the Blue and White managed to put up only seven points and entered the fourth with a slim 36-35 lead.
With the former day’s losses as a backdrop, Carbon gave the fourth its all and managed a game-high 20 compared to Providence Hall’s 18.
Besides Quinton’s 50, fellow senior Gage Daugherty put up 24 throughout the classic with teammates Jamin Jensen and Chase Morgan netting 19 and 15, respectively.
Jensen, Daugherty and Morgan led the team in three-point shots by sinking three each over the tournament, with the latter’s three all being sunk in Friday’s game. Junior Tyler Moynier also netted two with Derek Hillam and Ryker Smith each making one as well.
Carbon will look to Friday for their next victory as the team hosts Tooele on Friday. The game is a make-up game from a faceoff scheduled for mid-December that was canceled.