Skip to main content

Davis Journal

Girls basketball teams finish up second week of play

Dec 17, 2020 04:47PM ● By Catherine Garrett

Farmington defeated Olympus and Brighton this past week while Viewmont picked up wins over Payson and Northridge and Davis beat Woods Cross. Bountiful went 1-1 with a win over Ogden and an overtime loss to Highland, the defending state champions. Woods Cross is still looking for its first win of the season through three games.


Davis defeated Woods Cross 39-20 Dec. 10. The Darts were down by three after the first quarter but were able to put 10 points up in the second to lead 15-12 by halftime. Davis held the Wildcats to just eight points in the second half – while scoring 24 points – in the big win.

“We didn’t play a very good first quarter, but eventually our defense kicked it up a notch which gave us more energy and fueled our offense,” head coach Anne Jones said. “Woods Cross was playing tough defense and made us get out of our comfort zone so it was a good learning experience. We are excited to continue to work hard every day and get better.”

Kylee Mabry had 10 points, aided by Phoebe Arnold (nine points) and Callie Tolman (eight). 


Bountiful defeated Ogden 61-40 Dec. 8. The Braves led early and built a 32-21 halftime advantage. A 29-point second half put away the game.

“Jordyn and Emrie led us in scoring. We are getting better, but it shows we have only had a short time to get ready,” head coach Joel Burton said. “Riley Johnson and Hailey Fouts are doing a good job at building team and helping us come together.”

Jordyn Harvey put in 18 points while Emrie Satuala added 16. 

Against Timpview Dec. 11, Bountiful lost 58-55. The teams battled pretty evenly through much of the game as the Braves were down six points at half and then cut the lead to three entering the fourth quarter where both teams scored 18 points each.

“That was a tough one,” Burton said. “Our effort was good, but we need to clean a few things up.”

Satuala had a 22-point effort while McConkie added 11 in the loss.


Viewmont lost to Highland 48-45 Dec. 8. The Vikings came out strong early and were up 15-8 after the first quarter and then 35-23 at the break. They were shut out in the third quarter while the Rams scored seven and managed just 10 points the rest of the way in the three-point loss.

“We lost in overtime to the defending state champs,” head coach Roger Farnsworth said.

Grace Mackay scored nine points, grabbed six rebounds and had 10 steals and four assists to lead Viewmont. Lauren Weir was also big on the boards with nine rebounds while also scoring seven points in the loss.

Against Payson Dec. 10, the Vikings won 43-23, going up 12-7 early and 21-15 at halftime. A 13 to 3 third quarter extended Viewmont’s lead and they finished off the 20-point win with nine more points in the fourth.

“We played great defense and continue to get better,” Farnsworth said.

Mackay and Kalee Smith both scored 10 points to lead the Vikings.

 Against Northridge Dec. 11, Viewmont battled back from a five-point deficit after the first quarter to take a four-point lead by halftime. A 22-point second half widened the gap for the Vikings in a 39-30 win. 

“We had great defense again,” Farnsworth said. “But, we also had poor shooting again.”

Weir led the way with 10 points. 

Woods Cross

Woods Cross lost to Weber 34-16 Dec. 8. After an even first quarter with the game knotted at 10-all, the Wildcats managed just one bucket in each quarter the rest of the way in the 18-point loss.

“It was a real struggle to make shots,” head coach David Simon said. “We played hard, as we always do but our shots were just not falling. We continue to defend well and the girls are starting to apply the things that we are working on in practice. I am very happy with that.”

Annie Michaelis had eight points.

Against Davis Dec. 10, Woods Cross lost by 19 points in a game where the Wildcats struggled offensively. 

“In all three of our games so far this year, we have gotten off to a good start,” Simon said.  “The further we get into the games the harder it has become to score. We are working to get better each day. The girls are playing hard, but we are just having a hard time putting the ball in the basket right now.”

Michaelis, Cowley and Sofia Mokofisi had four points each.


Farmington defeated Olympus 57-38 Dec. 8, dominating the first half to lead by 23 points at the break which proved to be the difference in the game. 

“We held Olympus to just four points at halftime, leading them 27 to 4,” head coach Van Price said. 

Delaney Baker led the way with 15 points while Haley McFarland had a double double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Valerie Kunzler also scored in double figures with 12 points. 

Against Brighton Dec. 9, Farmington came out strong on both sides of the floor and were up 27-10 at the break. A 38-point second half was no match for Brighton’s 19 points in the 34-point win.

“We started out by holding them scoreless in the first quarter and taking a 15-0 lead,” Price said.

Ferrell and Baker combined for 23 points to lead the Phoenix. Warenski pulled down 13 rebounds to lead defensively.