Davis keeping pace in Region 1 boys basketball raceJan 30, 2023 01:24PM ● By Josh McFadden
Last week, the Davis boys basketball team won its only contest to get within a game of Region 1 leader Fremont.
With a chance to tie the Silverwolves for the top spot in the region, Davis came up just short when the two teams met on Tuesday. Fremont prevailed 58-56 at home to improve to 6-0 in region play. Davis dropped to 4-2 and remained in second place. Overall, the Darts are currently 10-7.
Against Fremont, Davis made 20 of 44 shots from the floor and was a perfect 7–7 from the foul line. The Darts also made seven three-pointers on the night. However, Fremont made 10 shots from long distance, including eight from Treyden Hoggan. For Davis, Zach Fisher was the high scorer with 16 points. He also had eight rebounds and two blocks. Ike Morgan had 11 points, five rebounds and six assists.
Last week, Davis put itself in a good position by defeating Clearfield 58-50 on Jan. 20. Davis had to fend off a stiff challenge from the Falcons, which trailed just 34-32 after three quarters. Davis was 20–47 from the field and 13–17 from the foul line in the victory. Coleman Atwater was Davis’ leading scorer with 15 points. Colby Whicker had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Fisher added 11 points and eight rebounds of his own.
Davis has one more game this week, a Friday outing at Layton.
The Phoenix are a game behind Davis, sitting in third place in Region 1 with a 3-3 record. Farmington is 11-5 overall and have won three straight games.
On Tuesday, Farmington breezed by Clearfield 65-52. The Phoenix built a 38-21 lead after one half and went into the fourth quarter ahead 58-37. The Phoenix won by 13 points despite attempting just four free throws to Clearfield’s 17. However, Farmington made 26 shots from the floor to Clearfield’s 17. Plus, the Phoenix hit six three-pointers, while Clearfield made only two. Jayden Haskell and Paul Beattie led the Phoenix with 13 points apiece. Braden Larsen added 12 points.
Last week, Farmington was a perfect 2-0 in its games. The big wins came over Syracuse 64-59 on Jan. 17 and 77-69 over Weber on Jan. 20.
Against Syracuse, Haskell led the way with 17 points and four rebounds. Beattie contributed 12 points, three rebounds and three assists. Ethan Atkinson was also a key component in the win, accounting for 11 points, four rebounds and a pair of assists.
Farmington’s victory over Weber saw Beattie, Atkinson and Haskell do most of the scoring. The trio had 21, 19 and 18 points, respectively. Both Atkinson and Haskell had three three-pointers. Farmington was a solid 13–16 from the foul line.
The Phoenix host league-leading Fremont on Friday. With a win, Farmington would move closer to the top of the standings. It would also do a huge favor to its rivals at Davis.