Lone Peak topples American Fork in first season meeting between Utah Valley heavy weights
Lone Peak’s Chad Pollard blocks Brendan Bailey’s shot during first half action Friday night at UVU’s UCCU Center.
It was Lone Peak’s Frank Jackson vs. American Fork’s Brendon Bailey Friday night.
In the end Bailey scored more points (28) but Jackson (21 points) got the win.
The Knights improved to 1-0 in Region 4 play (9-2 overall) by defeating the Cavemen (10-2 overall, 0-1 region) 74-60 in front of a raucous crowd so large the game had to be played at UVU’s UCCU Center in Orem.
Rarely has such talent been on display on the same court in Utah high school basketball history. Jackson, who’s committed to play for the Duke Blue Devils this fall, is the 14th best high school basketball player according to ESPN. Bailey, a four star recruit and “ESPN 100” player himself, is committed to Marquette.
The two teams will play again in less than two weeks, Jan. 20, again at the UCCU Center.
Brendan Bailey’s silky-smooth jump shots proved difficult to stop for the Knights, especially considering Bailey’s 6-foot-9 frame.
Frank Jackson explodes to the rim for two of his 21 points.
Frank Jackson scores with his left hand late in the game against the Cavemen Friday night.
Frank Jackson’s first half dunk was not allowed because of an earlier foul call.
American Fork’s Spencer Johnson, who’s committed to play for Weber State, scored 18 points for American Fork.
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Lone Peak’s student section found plenty of reasons to cheer Friday night as the Knights jumped out to a quick lead and never trailed in the game.