Despite late push by Herriman, Miners hold onto lead

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The home team was lead by shooting guard, Brock Terry, who scored 16 points and was a spark giving the team hope when the game seemed unreachable. Junior player Jordan Toscano lead the Miners with 22 points and continued to be a thorn in the side of the Herriman backcourt all game long.

Herriman got off to a very rough start and seemed to be off their game for the whole first quarter and at the break were down 26-9. For Bingham, it seemed like they couldn’t miss anything they put up. Nothing went right in favor of the home team and they couldn’t put together anything exciting in the whole first quarter. When the second quarter started it may have been a spark from coach Gummersall, or maybe from the home student section but the team came back out and pushed the deficit to only 9, being down 25-34 at halftime.

The Mustangs started to feel like they could pull it back and continued to play tight defense and forced lots of turnovers but Bingham didn’t take their foot off the gas pedal and continued to make it difficult to bring it back to a close game. Because of a full-court press for the majority of the game, Herriman gave up a lot of points straight off the inbound and turned the ball over more often than usual, which really proved to be a difference-maker. 

Herriman will continue region play on Friday at rival team Riverton who also sits at 0-2 in the region. Bingham will go back home to host Jordan who is currently 2-0 in region play.