Lady Dinos Undefeated in Shannon Johnson Classic


Pictured: Lindsey Blanc during last year’s faceoff against Carbon and hometown rival, the Emery Lady Spartans. The now-Senior powered her team through the Shannon Johnson Classic over the weekend, netting a total of 52 points.

Nothing could stop the Carbon High Girls’ Basketball team over the weekend as the Lady Dinos traveled to the Shannon Johnson Classic Tournament. The team swept the weekend tourney after facing off against such teams as the Uintah Utes and Orem tigers, among others.

The action started for the blue and white Thursday as the Lady Dinos were pitted against the Union Cougars. The Lady Dinos grabbed an early lead and walked into half time with a 29-18 score. They continued their dominance, taking the victory 54-40.

Later in the day, the Lady Dinos blew past the Orem Tigers, finishing the game with a crushing 63-6 win. The first ended at 24-3 while the next two quarters found the Dinos lighting up the scoreboard while the Tigers never managed to net the ball until the fourth quarter.

Friday’s action proved a bit more of a challenge for Carbon, pitting them up against the Mountain Crest Mustangs. After a tied first quarter and a second quarter final score of 29-28, the Lady Dinos put their collective foot on the gas pedal and came back strong in the third and fourth, putting up 14 and 16 points, respectively, en route to a 58-47 victory.

For Saturday’s final game of the tourney, the Uinah Utes came against Carbon, hoping to break the team of its winning streak. Carbon responded back by grabbing a huge 19-3 lead in the first and holding onto it throughout the remainder of the game. Uintah was never able to put up double digits, while Carbon managed to each quarter, leading to the 65-27 final score for Carbon’s fourth victory.

Senior Lindsey Blanc shone throughout the tourney, putting up double digits in each of the four games and walking away with 52 total points netted. Junior Kelsey Sorenson also put her fair share in, netting a total of 42 points while teammate McKenna Sorenson netted 28.

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