Tyrell Shumway scored 15 points in Green River’s opening round victory over the Duchesne Eagles 47-41 to advance to the 1A Quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield.
TJ Hughes poured in 12 points and Jon Mendez and Chance Pfander each scored nine in the back-and-forth game that was close throughout. Duchesne hit a bucket at the buzzer to end the first half to take a 23-22 lead. The Pirates outscored the Eagles 25-18 in the second half to advance to the next round.
It was the second time the two teams had met this season. Green River defeated Duchesne on Dec. 5, 47-40.
Green River will now take on the fourth-seeded Panguitch Bobcats, who upset number-one seeded St. Joseph, 56-29, earlier Wednesday. The game will take place Thursday at 4 p.m. The game can be watched live on ETV Channel 10.