Despite two tough losses at the 2A-3A Preview over the weekend in Richfield, the Emery Spartans came out firing Wednesday night against Delta and ran away with a huge 68-42 win.
Dillon Wilstead led three Spartans in double figures, scoring a game-high 19 points, including three three-point buckets.
The 26-point victory was the largest for the Spartans since last year’s 66-37 thumping of Carbon on Dec. 27. In their last two head-to-head matchups, Emery has outscored Delta 132-88.
Emery sprinted out to a 13-2 lead in the opening minutes of the game, but Delta was able to whittle the lead down to six, 20-14, after one quarter of play. Another big quarter in the third saw the Spartans’ lead increase to 53-30.
Tai Justice nailed four three’s in the game en route to 12 points. Justice already has 13 three pointers on the season, which is tops in 2A. Tyson Roper pitched in a season-high 14. In total, 10 Emery players got into the scoring column.
Emery (2-2, 0-0 Region 15) will host Manti (4-0, 0-0 Region 16) on Friday. The game can be watched live on ETV Channel 10 at 7 p.m.
Watch highlights of the game below:
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