Davis remains undefeated in girls basketballDec 27, 2021 01:09PM ● By Catherine Garrett
Bountiful’s Lizzie McConkie (20) gets past the two-finger defense of Lehi’s Sammi Love (24). The poking worked as the 7-1 Pioneers went up by a handful in the third quarter and winning 46 – 40 over the 4-3 Redhawks. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle
Davis won three more games this past week to continue its strong start to the year. Farmington picked up a win while Viewmont and Woods Cross split their games this week and Bountiful lost both of its matchups.
Davis beat Box Elder 47-42 Dec. 14. The Darts went up early before the Bees came back and led by one at halftime. A 28-point second half effort brought Davis its fifth consecutive win to start the season. Sierra Passey led the Darts in scoring with 12 points followed by Kylee Mabry with 11.
Against Taylorsville Dec. 16, Davis won 59-42. A 39-point first half put the Darts in complete control of the game and they maintained the large margin in the win. Kendra Kitchen’s 21 points were game-highs with eight other Davis players scoring – Mabry (nine), Passey (seven), Taylor Leavitt (five), Aryanna Bull (five), Makayl Peterson (four), Cheyenne Hansen (four), Kate Richards (three) and Maya Chino (one).
“We had a good week getting wins against Box Elder and Taylorsville who are both great teams,” said head coach Anne Jones. “Both are very physical teams who play hard on every possession. We had some great energy and focus and were able to get the job done and find a way to get the wins.”
The Darts then defeated Northridge 48-37 Dec. 18. Davis broke a 21-all tie at half with 12 points in the third quarter to separate themselves from the Knights in the win. Leavitt scored 15 points to lead the way with Mabry (11 points), Patterson (10) and Kitchen (10) also putting up double figures.
The Darts are 7-0 so far this season.
Farmington defeated Cyprus 57-31 Dec. 14. The Phoenix widened a four-point margin after the first quarter into a 11-point advantage at the break. Farmington scored 28 more points to finish the game while holding the Pirates to just 13.
“We played a good defensive game more like we are capable of,” said head coach Van Price. “We held their 18 points-per-game scorer to just eight points.”
Delaney Baker led the Phoenix with 12 points while Courtney Christiansen had 11 and Maddie Hauck and Talin Stimpson each added nine.
The team is now 2-4 this season.
Bountiful lost to Lehi 46-40 Dec. 14. The Redhawks were down three after one but tied things up at 21-all going into halftime. Bountiful managed just five points in the third quarter which ultimately made the difference in the six-point loss. Lizzie McConkie and Riley Johnson had 11 points to lead the team’s scoring.
Against Olympus Dec. 17, the Redhawks lost 50-48. Bountiful battled back from 12 down after one and outscored the Titans in the remaining three quarters and came up just short.
“We lost on a last second three,” said head coach Joel Burton. “It was a heartbreaker, but the kids played hard.”
Taylor Harvey scored 18 points to lead offensively with McConkie and Claire Cook adding 11 points each.
Bountiful’s record stands at 4-3 on the year.
At the Beetdigger Classic, Viewmont went 2-2 with wins over Hunter and Wasatch while losing to Westlake and Springville.
Against Westlake Dec. 15, the Vikings lost 63-18, managing just single digits in each of the game’s four quarters.
“We got destroyed by a superior team,” said head coach Roger Farnsworth. Emma Mulitalo scored five points to lead Viewmont offensively.
Viewmont lost to Springville Dec. 16 47-32. The Vikings stayed close after the first quarter but the Red Devils scored 27 points through the next two quarters to pull away.
“We played better, but were out coached,” Farnsworth said. Mulitalo put up 22 points to lead the team in scoring.
Against Hunter Dec. 17, Viewmont won 56-30. The Vikings turned a 14-7 lead into a 22-point margin by halftime and held on for the big win.
“We finally played team defense,” Farnsworth said.
Grace Mackay was the leading scorer with 15 points while nine other Viewmont players scored – Kalee Smith (nine points), Mulitalo (eight), Sophie Mangum (eight), Addi Welsh (five), Kristina Gunnell (five), Callie Peterson (three), Lissia Silva (one), Rachel Robert (one) and Kalli Cannon (one).
The Vikings beat Wasatch 43-35 Dec. 18. Viewmont came out strong with a 12-4 start and maintained a three-point advantage at the break. A 17-point third quarter kept Viewmont in control and they held off the Wasps at the end.
“We played really well at times,” Farnsworth said.
The Vikings are 3-8 this season.
Woods Cross defeated Weber 42-33 Dec. 16. The Wildcats turned a 15-13 edge into a bigger margin with a 27-point second half effort. Georgia Hatton and Sofia Mokofisi led in scoring with 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Against Syracuse Dec. 17, Woods Cross lost 51-42. The team started slow, with just four points in the first quarter, before scoring 17 points in the second to keep it close. The Wildcats put up 21 points in the second half but it wasn’t enough. Katie King’s 18 points were tops for Woods Cross, who is now 4-3 this season.