Ryan Gagon scored 17 points to lead the Dinos to the 50-40 win over the Juab Wasps Wednesday night, helping his team to its first Region 14 win.
Right behind Gagon’s career high was Derek Hillam who finished with 12 points. Jordan Vasquez chipped in nine points, including clutch free throws down the stretch.
Vasquez got the Dinos on the board in the first quarter with a three-pointer at the 5:30 mark, the first points for either team. Carbon hit three threes in the quarter and ended it on a 7-0 run.
The run turned into nine points after Kaleb Nelson hit a bucket to begin the second period. The lead would stay at nine at the half, with the Dinos up 25-16.
Carbon earned its first 10-point lead on a bucket by Hillam at the 5:27 mark of the third. Vasquez hit two of three free throws after being fouled at the third quarter buzzer, giving Carbon a 34-26 entering the final period.
A back-and-forth fourth had Juab within three at one point before Carbon was able to hit timely free throws in the game’s final minute.
Carbon (2-6, 1-0 Region 14) will travel to Providence Hall (2-2, 0-0 Region 14) on Friday for a 7 p.m. tip.
Watch highlights of the game below: