Warrior Sports Update
Feb 06, 2015 09:38AM
● Published by Tom Haraldsen
With the winter prep sports season winding down, Taylorsville High teams are preparing for final competitions as the state tournaments loom.
In boys basketball, the Warriors are 6-11 on the year, but 4-1 in region play. Taylorsville enjoyed a four-game winning streak before losing a tough 69-67 game to Hunter on Jan. 27. Halfway through league play, the Warriors are poised for a run at the 5A state tourney.
Jameson Tonge leads the team in scoring with an 17.7 points-per-game-average. He has hit 51 three-point baskets so far this season. Aaron Canepari has a 9.8 ppg average, while teammate Remi Prince averages 9.6 ppg. Connor Ivans leads the team in rebounds (4.2 per game) and assists (52 total). Taylorsville was scheduled to visit Hillcrest on Jan. 30 (after press deadline).
The Lady Warriors are 9-9 on the year, but a series of win-one-then-lose-one games has left Taylorsville with a 3-4 region record, with just three games remaining.
Kaitlin Toluono leads the team in scoring with a 14.3 ppg average, including 13 three-point baskets. Marilyn Maka averages 7.6 ppg, and Whitney Olson is scoring at a 6.3 ppg clip. She has also hit 10 treys.
The Lady Warriors were set to host Hillcrest on Jan. 30, travel to Cottonwood on Feb. 2 and host Granger on Feb. 6 (all after press deadline). State playoffs remain a possibility with a couple more wins.
Two other sports will hold state finals. Wrestlers who qualify for state will compete Feb. 11 and 12 at Utah Valley University in Orem. The state swimming and diving championships are set for Feb. 12-13 at BYU.