Davis girls basketball rollingJan 12, 2023 12:10PM ● By Catherine Garrett
Farmington’s Brynn Ryan (35) works at getting around the defense of Davis’ Avery Dain (20). The “Tough D” paid off for the Darts winning 51-40. Photo by Carl Page
Davis defeated Layton 56-32 Jan. 3, breaking open a 13-13 game by holding the Lancers to just 19 points after the first quarter.
Kate Richards scored 18 points to lead the Darts while Kendra Kitchen added 14 points with both juniors putting in 3 three-pointers. Aryanna Bull also helped offensively with 10 points in the win.
Against Farmington Jan. 6, Davis won 51-40. After being down early, the Darts came back from a five-point deficit at halftime to flip the script and score 33 points in the second half while holding the Phoenix squad to 17 points in the 11-point win.
Kitchen’s 20 points led Davis while Etuati T’maea added 13 points and Bull 10.
Davis is now 9-1 so far this season.
Woods Cross defeated Logan 63-11 Jan. 4, going up 15-2 in the first eight minutes and held a 23 point lead by halftime.
“We got off to a good start in this game,” said head coach David Simon. “We were able to play quite a few girls and get them some varsity experience. We still need to work on some execution things and continue to take care of the ball. All in all it was a good night for us.”
The Wildcats were led by Calli Nelson with 15 points while nine others scored for Woods Cross in the win.
Against Judge Jan. 6, the Wildcats won 39-36. Woods Cross was up by two points after the first quarter and four at the break before holding on for the close win.
“It was a really good game for us as we get ready to start region play,” Simon said. “Judge was a very athletic team with good players. It was a challenge for us. We did just enough to win, but still made some mistakes that we have been working on but still need to improve on.”
Kenna Cowley scored nine points with Georgia Hatton adding seven points offensively while grabbing 10 boards off the glass.
The Wildcats improved to 9-2 this season.
Behind Taylor Harvey’s 23 points, Bountiful continued to dominate their opponents this season with a 62-34 win over Sky View Jan. 3.
The win marked the Redhawks third-straight blowout this season while they have averaged a 20-point margin in its 9-0 record so far.
Milika Satuala and Jordyn Harvey both scored 11 points to also help on offense.
Against Ridgeline Jan. 6, Bountiful lost its first game of the season 50-43. The Redhawks were down 14-13 after the first quarter before scoring just four points through the next eight minutes of the game- – while the Riverhawks put in 11 – in what proved to be the pivotal point of the game.
“That was a tough one,” said head coach Joel Burton. “I do think you tend to learn a lot about yourselves in a loss. It will make us better.”
Taylor Harvey led the team with 14 points with Lizzy McConkie adding 10.
Bountiful is now 9-1 this year.
Viewmont “righted the ship and got back on track” against Mountain Crest Jan. 5 with a 46-43 win over the Mustangs, according to head coach Cameron Gardner.
“It was pretty close the first two quarters and then we went on a run in the third and got up by 13 and gave up an offensive rebound which led to a 3-pointer at the end of the quarter to cut our fourth quarter lead to 10,” said head coach Cameron Gardner. “In the fourth quarter we went cold on offense and gave up too many rebounds which turned into them taking the lead with under two minutes to play. We got a couple key stops in a row and held them scoreless the last two minutes and Emma Mulitalo made an ‘and-1’ to give us the lead back and we held on. It wasn’t pretty but a win is a win.”