Davis, Bountiful remain undefeated in region playJan 30, 2023 01:29PM ● By Catherine Garrett
Pick-Pocket: Bountiful’s Lizzie McConkie (22) tries to lighten the load for Viewmont’s Aubrey Mulitalo. The sleight-of-hand defense paid-off for the Redhawks in their 59-42 win over the Vikings. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle
Davis improved to 5-0 in Region 1 with a 54-42 win over Clearfield Jan. 20. The Darts broke open a 6-all tie after the first quarter with a 23-point second quarter effort to lead by five at halftime. Davis then finished the game with a 16-9 run in the fourth quarter to win by 12.
Kendra Kitchen scored 19 points to lead the Darts while Aryanna Bull added 15.
Davis is now 12-1 this season.
Farmington lost to Syracuse 37-36 Jan. 17. The teams were knotted up at 6-all after the first quarter before the Phoenix squad grabbed a seven-point halftime lead. The Titans fought back to lead by two entering the final quarter and despite a tight fourth quarter, Farmington lost by one.
“It was a hard-fought game that went back and forth,” said head coach Van Price. “We had a one-point lead with under 20 seconds to go and they fouled us. We missed the front end of the one-and-one and we fouled them on the rebound. They made both free throws to take a one-point lead. We took the ball and they fouled us with two seconds left. We missed the free throws again and that was the game.”
Marissa Marchant led the Phoenix team with 13 points, six rebounds and two blocks in the loss.
Against Weber Jan. 20, Farmington won 46-25. Marchant scored 14 of her 18 points in the first quarter in leading the team to a 17-1 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
Whitney Avei led on the boards with seven rebounds.
The Phoenix are now 2-3 in Region 1 play and 8-6 overall.
Bountiful beat Bonneville 56-19 Jan. 17, holding the Lakers to just two points to start the game and then six points in the second half in the rout.
Lizzy McConkie scored 16 points with Taylor Harvey adding 14 points as both players put in three 3-pointers each.
Against Viewmont Jan. 19, the Redhawks won 59-42. Bountiful went up 12 points after the first quarter and 14 by halftime before finishing things off with a 24-point second half effort.
Harvey’s 16 points were tops for Bountiful while Milika Satuala scored 14 points and Jordyn Harvey 13.
The Redhawks improved to 12-1 on the season and 3-0 in Region 5 play.
Viewmont lost to Northridge 46-44 Jan. 17 The Vikings came out strong with a 15-3 lead after the first quarter but the Knights’ 33 points through the middle quarters brought Northridge back into the game and the Vikings were unable to close out the game.
Emma Mulitalo and Mara Mickelson both scored in double figures – with 15 points and 12 points, respectively – to lead Viewmont.
In the loss against Bountiful Jan. 19, Emma Mulitalo and Mara Mickelson both scored eight points.
“This was a game that we need to learn from and move on,” said head coach Cameron Gardner. “We committed way too many turnovers. We need to take care of the ball better. The score was close for about four minutes into the first quarter and then they turned up their pressure and turned us over and ended the quarter up 12. We played them about even the rest of the way. Bountiful is a great team and we give them a lot of credit for turning us over so many times. However, when we play to our full potential, we can play with anyone.”
Viewmont fell to 7-9 overall and 1-2 in Region 5.
Woods Cross defeated Box Elder 51-46 Jan. 17. The Wildcats went up five points in the first quarter and that ended up being the margin of the game as the final three quarters were evenly matched.
“The game went pretty well and we did enough to win the game,” said head coach David Simon. “We struggled a little bit in the second half taking care of the ball but went 12-for-15 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.”
Georgia Hatton scored 16 points while grabbing 10 rebounds for Woods Cross while Katie King added nine points and six rebounds.
Against Northridge Jan. 19, the Wildcats lost 43-34. Woods Cross was down 16 points at the break and despite outscoring the Knights 24 to 20 in the second half, it was too little too late.
Calli Nelson and Kenna Cowley both scored 11 points to lead the Wildcats who fell to 1-2 in the Region 5 standings and 10-4 on the season.