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Woods Cross boys basketball still undefeated in Region 5; Davis climbs in Region 1

Feb 09, 2023 01:49PM ● By Josh McFadden

Bountiful’s Carson Smith (23) gets fouled by Viewmont’s Scott Noel (32) on his way to a game-high 15 points and a 64-55 win over the Vikings. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

With just a week left of the regular season in boys basketball, teams are jockeying for playoff seeding. In Region 5, Woods Cross is in good shape, while Davis and Farmington are looking to move up the standings in Region 1. 

Woods Cross

As of our press time, the Wildcats are 6-0 in league play, a full two games ahead of Box Elder. Overall, Woods Cross is a strong 15-3. The team is currently third in the Class 5A RPI, which determines playoff seeding. 

The Wildcats won their only game last week, a 55-49 conquest of Box Elder in a key matchup between the region top two teams. With the win, Woods Cross has now held eight of its 18 opponents to 50 points or fewer. 

In the contest, Woods Cross got off to a 19-11 advantage after one quarter. Playing at home, the Wildcats stayed ahead throughout, though Box Elder did make things interesting by outscoring the Wildcats 14-10 in the fourth quarter. Neither team missed a free throw, and the Wildcats had five players score in double figures. Alex Brey led the way with 14 points, while Will Campbell had 11. Jaxon Smith, Cade Eberhardt and Mason Bendinger each had 10. Eberhardt also had seven rebounds and seven assists. Brey added eight rebounds and four assists. 

Woods Cross played at Bountiful on Wednesday before heading to Northridge on Friday. 

Bountiful and Viewmont

The Redhawks are 8-10 overall and 3-3 in Region 5. The team is 18th in the RPI rankings for Class 5A.

Bountiful was 2-0 last week, with one of those wins coming against non-league foe Juan Diego, 62-57 on Feb. 1. In the win, Carson Smith had 21 points for the Redhawks, while Charlie Smith contributed 18, including four three-pointers. The Redhawks were a solid 11-13 from the foul line. 

On Feb. 3, the Redhawks were back in Region 5 action where they upended Viewmont 64-55. It was a nearly identical result as the last time the two teams met on Jan. 13 when the Redhawks won 64-53. This time around, Bountiful overcame a poor third quarter to outscore the Vikings 17-12 in the final six minutes to seal the victory. Carson Smith had 15 points, and Sam Stevenson and Tanner Crane each had 12 points. Stevenson also had six assists and five steals in the win. 

For Viewmont, Scott Noel had 12 points and eight rebounds. Zach Robison chipped in 10 points and four rebounds. The loss dropped Viewmont to 1-5 in Region 5 and 6-13 overall. The Vikings hosted Northridge on Wednesday and next play at Bonneville on Friday. 

As for Bountiful, it plays at Box Elder on Friday after its crucial contest against Woods Cross on Wednesday. 


In Region 5, Davis is now 6-4 in league play and 12-9 overall, good enough for third place in the region. More importantly, the Darts are 11th in the RPI rankings. 

Last week, Davis beat Weber 57-47 in a strong defensive effort on Feb. 3. Davis also shot 24 of 43 from the field, helping to offset a 1-5 showing from the foul line. Kaden Eggett paced the team with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Colby Whicker had 12 points and four rebounds, while Zach Fisher had a similar stat line of 11 points and four rebounds. Ike Morgan led the way in assists with five. 

In its next game this past Tuesday, the Darts again held their opponent to 47 points. This time it was Syracuse, against whom Davis had 54 points on the road. Davis hit just 6–11 from the free-throw line but was 21 of 42 from the floor. Coleman Atwater had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Whicker was solid, recording 14 points. Fisher had 13 points in the win. 

The Darts don’t play again until Feb. 14 when they host Clearfield. The regular season finale is two days later at Fremont. 


The Phoenix are behind the Darts in the league standings, sporting fifth place with a 4-5 mark. Overall, Farmington is 12-7. Yet, the team is 10th in the RPI rankings. 

Farmington had a rough outing on Tuesday, finding itself on the wrong end of a 91-70 blowout loss at Layton. The Lancers had 50 points in the second half, outscoring the Phoenix by 18 in the final 12 minutes. Cole Johnson had a nice outing for the Phoenix, as he tallied 23 points. Paul Beattie was second with 19 points, and Braden Larsen had 12 points of his own. 

Farmington plays at Syracuse this Friday.