Less than two minutes into the fourth quarter TJ Haws stole the ball, raced toward the east grandstands and two-handed slammed in his 39th and 40th points of the night.
Lone Peak head coach Quincy Lewis had seen enough. He signaled for a time out and called Haws off the court, much to the relief of the Westlake team and fans. They had seen enough of the growing legend that is TJ Haws.
The Lone Peak senior’s 40 points was a new single game scoring record at a school that’s seen its share of prolific scorers. The scoring effort eclipsed Nick Emery’s 39 points he scored during his junior season two years ago.
Haws set the scoring record on 14 of 18 shooting, knocking down seven 3-pointers. He also finished the game with nine assists as the Knights cruised to a 90-63 Region 4 opener.
On hand to witness the effort were many of Haws’ future BYU teammates. Former Lone Peak players Eric Mika and (brother) Tyler Haws. Former Provo High star Kyle Collinsworth, Frank Bartley IV and Anson Winder.