The first week of girls high school basketball in the state of Utah has come and gone. We will be highlighting some of the top performers!
Kaitlin Burgess 5'9 Guard 2019 (Riverton) had a monster game with 24 points including four made three pointers in a 12 point loss against Fremont who is the number one team in the state. Burgess is coming off of a strong junior year and should have a great senior season. College coaches should be taking notice of Burgess's game.
Jayln Van Dyke 5'10 Guard 2019 (Herriman) poured in 27 points including two three pointers in a 70-58 win over Viewmont. She is one of the more underrated players in the state and we expect a All-State type year for the senior. Van Dyke already holds a full scholarship offer from Juco powerhouse Salt Lake Community College.
Lavender Briggs 6'1 Forward 2019 (Provo) the University of Florida signee picked up right here she left off from last season as she scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a close loss to Westlake. Briggs is the most talented scorer in Utah and Provo will go as far as she takes them.
Samantha Hester 5'8 Guard 2019 (Westlake) had one of the most impressive stat lines of the week as she put up 25 points and 10 rebounds including five made threes in a big win over Provo. Hester will be a key piece as Westlake has their eyes on a run for the 6A title.
Nicky Vyfvinkel 2020 (Brighton) had 32 points in a dominate win over Kearns. The Bengals struggled last year and they will need Vyfvinkel to be a consistent scoring threat if they want to compete against region powers Corner Canyon and Timpview.
Isis Beh 6'2 Center 2019 (Murray) The UNLV signee had a great game as she scored 20 points in a win at Alta. Beh is tough to stop in the paint and she's excellent on the defensive end. If she can be consistent on offense we believe Murray will get over the hump and back into post-season play.
Mckenzie Bywater 5'9 Guard 2020 (Bear River) in two games this past week she totaled 45 points. Bywater did this versus two solid teams in Stansbury and Morgan. Bear River plays in a very tough Region 12 and will need Bywater to be a consistent force.
Mila Tarver and Teya Sidberry Freshman (Judge) made quite the high school debut as they both scored 25 points in a dominate win over 6A Taylorsville. These two star freshman will keep Jude in the mix for the years to come at the 3A level.