The Emery Spartans needed a win Friday night at Grand to win the outright Region 15 Championship. After its first region loss on Wednesday at San Juan, Emery was determined to not make it two straight, winning the battle against the Red Devils by a final 80-68 score.
Bowdie Jacobson scored a game high 25 points. He also had six assists and four rebounds. Koby Butler nabbed a game high 16 rebounds.
The Spartans led by just two after the first quarter and by eight at halftime. Emery was steady in the second half to earn the win.
Emery (19-2, 9-1 Region 15, #1 in 2A) will take on Rockwell (4-16, 2-6 Region 14) in the first round of the 2A Playoffs at Orem High School on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
The game will be broadcast live on ETV Channel 10.