Farmington, Bountiful girls hoops win to begin the seasonDec 02, 2021 01:33PM ● By Catherine Garrett
Farmington’s Madison Hauck (22) tries working through the Spanish Fork defense from Haydn McMillan (4) Libby Shaheen (12). Hauck found success with 13 points and 8 rebounds in the Phoenix 68 - 47 win.
Farmington defeated Spanish Fork 68-47 Nov. 23. The Phoenix started strong and carried a 31-25 lead into the break. In the third quarter, Farmington outscored the Dons 22 to 6 to break the game open.
Senior Talin Stimpson scored 23 points to lead the team offensively.
“She shot an amazing 80 percent from the field and also was 80 percent on her five free throws,” said head coach Van Price.
Senior Delaney Baker had 14 points with junior Maddie Hauck adding 13, while the duo combined for 14 rebounds.
Bountiful defeated Provo 66-53 Nov. 23. The Redhawks extended an eight-point half time lead with a 32-point effort over the final two quarters for the big win.
Freshman Taylor Harvey was the Redhawks’ leading scorer with 19 points while juniors Lizzy McConkie and Claire Cook were also in double figures offensively with 15 and 13 points, respectively.
“Our young team got good experience,” said head coach Joel Burton.
Viewmont lost to Mountain Crest 52-50 Nov. 23. The Vikings got out to a 31-18 lead by halftime but gave up 34 points to the Mustangs to end the game with just a two-point margin.
“We played very athletically the first half and ran out of gas in the end,” said head coach Roger Farnsworth. “We’ll have to play our way into shape.”
Senior Grace Mackay scored 17 points for Viewmont with junior Emma Mulitalo (14 points) and senior Kaylie Smith (11) also in double figures.
Woods Cross lost to Layton 49-39 Nov. 23. The Wildcats scored just four points early – while the Lancers put in 17 – and were down 18 the first half of the game. In the second half, Woods Cross outscored Layton by eight to close the gap but it wasn’t enough.
“We did not get off to a good start in this game,” said head coach David Simon. “I think we had some nerves with a few of the girls with it being the first game. Our execution wasn’t good and we had a hard time taking care of the ball in the first half. We settled in and played better as the game went on.
Seven players scored for the Wildcats including senior Sofia Mokofisi with 10 points and juniors Georgia Hatton and Kenna Cowley with nine each.
“We definitely have improvements to make and I believe that the girls will work hard and make those improvements,” Simon said.