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Farmington girls basketball keeps rollin’

Feb 11, 2021 12:33PM ● By Catherine Garrett

Third-ranked Farmington remained undefeated in Region 5 with wins over Woods Cross and Bountiful. Viewmont won its matchups against Box Elder and Bonneville  while Davis and fifth-ranked Bountiful went 1-1 last week. Woods Cross is still looking for its first region win of the season.


Farmington scored methodically in double digits in each quarter, scoring 49 points in the big win (49-15) over Woods Cross.

“Our defense was awesome as we held them to just four points at halftime and only 15 points for the game,” head coach Van Price said. “We also had balanced scoring.”

Valerie Kunzler led 11 players who scored for the Phoenix with eight points. Amber Beddes (seven points), Delaney Baker (seven), Abigail Ferrell (six points), Haley McFarland (five), Courtney Christiansen (five), Talin Stimpson (three), Carly Warenski (two), Brooklyn Marchant (two), Madison Hauck (two) and Abby Crane (two) also got on the board.

Against Bountiful Feb. 5, Farmington held the Braves to 25 points through three quarters – while scoring 46 – on their way to a 17-point win at 65-48.

Kunzler scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, on nearly 70 percent shooting from the floor to again lead the Phoenix in scoring. Baker also had double digits with 13 to go with seven rebounds with Warenski (six points), Ferrell (six), McFarland (four), Marchant (four), Hauck (four) and Beddes (two) also contributing offensively. Ferrell and McFarland also had seven rebounds each, tying Baker for the most boards.

Farmington improved to 7-0 in Region 5 and 14-1 overall.


Davis faced the top 6A team in Fremont Feb. 2 and lost 66-23. The Darts stayed close through the first quarter until the Silverwolves scored 45 points through the middle two quarters to put the game out of reach. Callie Tolman led with eight points while Kylee Mabry added seven along with Kate Richards (two points), Sierra Passey (two), Grace Arrington (two), Makayla Patterson (one) and Isabel Coleman (one) also scoring for the Darts.

Against Roy Feb. 5, Davis won 40-23. The Darts were up five after the first quarter and, despite scoring just three points before the break, went in with a two-point edge. A 24-point second half opened up the game for Davis.

“Roy is a much improved team and gave us some trouble the first half,” head coach Anne Jones said. “They played hard and shot the ball well. We made a couple of runs in the second half and got back to playing fundamental basketball.”

Mabry’s 14 points led the Darts with Kendra Kitchen (eight points), Morgan Burnett (seven), Phoebe Arnold (five), Passey (two), Taylor Leavitt (two) and Coleman (two).

Davis now sits at 7-3 in Region 1 and 12-4 on the year.


Bountiful defeated Bonneville 58-45 Feb. 2. The teams were all square after the first quarter before the Braves went up four at halftime. Bountiful carried a three-point advantage into the final quarter before outscoring the Lakers by 10 to end the game. Jordyn Harvey led the way with 16 points with Emrie Satuala adding 14.

“Esther Broom was also big for us,” head coach Joel Burton said. “She had a great game defensively and rebounding while scoring six points.”

Also contributing offensively for the Braves were Evi Chism (eight points), Claire Cook (seven), Lizzy McConkie (five) and Riley Johnson (two).

Against Farmington Feb. 5, Bountiful lost 65-48. The Phoenix turned a 13-9 lead into a 33-18 lead at half, which proved to be the difference in the game as the teams played pretty even through the last two quarters.

“That was a tough one,” Burton said.

Satuala and Harvey combined for 32 points to lead the Braves with McConkie (six points), Johnson (three), Chism (three), Hailey Fouts (two) and Broom (two) also scoring.

Bountiful’s Region 5 mark is now 5-3 with a 13-5 overall record.


Viewmont defeated Box Elder 48-43. The Vikings were down early, by four points after the first quarter and eight at the break. A 28-point second half – to the Bees’ 15 points – completed a comeback for the Vikings in the five-point win.

“We came from down 11 in the third quarter holding them to three fourth-quarter points,” head coach Roger Farnsworth said. “Emma Lindsey led the effort with a tremendous athletic effort.”

Emma Mulitalo was Viewmont’s top scorer with 13 points with Lindsey (nine points), Kalee Smith (eight), Kaisley Larsen (eight), Lauren Weir (seven) and Grace MacKay (three) also scoring.

“That was the best we’ve played all year,” Farnsworth said. “We had great defense. I’m very proud of our progress. We had a blast!”

Against Bonneville Feb. 5, the Vikings won 34-29 despite being down in the first half. Viewmont outscored the Lakers 20 to 8 over the final two quarters in the five-point win.

The Vikings improved to 5-2 in the region and 12-7 on the season.

Woods Cross

Woods Cross lost to Farmington 49-15 Feb. 2. The Wildcats struggled to score, putting up just four points through the first half, and found themselves down 21 at half. The Wildcats had 11 points in the second half in the 34-point loss.

“We struggled with everything against Farmington,” head coach David Simon said. “They are really good, but we didn’t put up much of a fight.”

Annie Michaelis led Woods Cross with six points while Kenna Cowley (four points), Macy Richards (three), Alisi Tauataina (one) and Eliza Hoggan (one) also scored for the Wildcats.

Against Box Elder Feb. 5, the Wildcats lost 44-38. Woods Cross was up by one after the first quarter but gave up 29 points through the second and third quarters to let the game get away. A 15-point effort in the final quarter came up just short.

“We got down, but continued to fight our way back,” Simon said.  “Unfortunately, we ran out of time as we were making a run at the end of the game. We just have little letdowns periodically during games that make things tough on us at the end of games. As always, the girls didn’t quit and kept playing hard the whole game.”

Sofia Mokofisi scored 16 points to lead the Wildcats with Michaelis (eight points), Richards (seven), Cowley (four) and Emily Muhlestein (three) also scoring.

Woods Cross remains winless in Region 5 through seven games and are now 4-11 this year.