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Top-ranked Bountiful girls basketball sweep through Region 5; state play starts this week

Feb 27, 2023 10:06AM ● By Catherine Garrett

Falcon’s Nest: Farmington’s Maddie Hauck (22) gets tangled up in the wings of two Clearfield players on her way to the basket. The Phoenix rose to the occasion winning 62-20.   Photo by Carl Page


Top-ranked Bountiful defeated Woods Cross 47-29 Feb. 14. The Redhawks got up early with a 14-5 lead in the first quarter and continued pouring on the offense in the 18-point win.

The Harvey sisters – Taylor and Jordyn – combined for 23 points to lead Bountiful.

Against Northridge Feb. 16, the Redhawks won 56-33. Bountiful put up 20 points in the third quarter after leading by seven at halftime to blow the game open.

Taylor Harvey put in 13 points while Jordyn Harvey added 12 and Milika Satuala 11.

The Redhawks finished Region 5 play undefeated through 10 games and end the regular season with a 19-1 mark.

Bountiful heads into the 5A state tournament as the No. 2 overall seed and will face the winner of the Feb. 21 Wasatch/Provo matchup in the second round on Feb. 23.


Third-ranked Davis defeated Clearfield 56-29 Feb. 14. The Darts started strong, going up by nine points at the end of the first quarter and 12 by the break. A 30-point second half showing blew the game wide open.

Kendra Kitchen scored 26 points to lead Davis offensively.

Against Fremont Feb. 16, the Darts lost its first Region 1 game this year 47-33, getting down early and having a 12-point deficit at halftime. Davis cut it to nine with a quarter to go but couldn’t get any closer in the loss. The last time the teams matched up, the Darts won by 13.

Kitchen had 22 of Davis’ 33 points in the loss.

The Darts are now 11-1 in region play and 18-2 on the season.

After a first-round bye in the 6A state playoffs, Davis will face the winner of the Feb. 21 Farmington/West Jordan game on Feb. 23.

Woods Cross

In its loss against Bountiful Feb. 14, Woods Cross scored just 14 points in the first half and found themselves down 13 at the break. Offensively, the Wildcats managed just 15 points the rest of the way in the loss.

Kenna Cowley was the team’s leading scorer with seven points.

Against Bonneville Feb. 16, Woods Cross won 45-40. The game went back and forth until the fourth quarter when the Wildcats separated a bit and won by five points.

“It was a great way to end our regular season with a win on the road,” said head coach David Simon.

Georgia Hatton led the way with 17 points and eight rebounds while Katie King put in 15 points, including three 3-pointers, to go with her eight boards and Cowley added 10 points and six rebounds.

“I want to give a lot of credit to Brielle Gefrom who does all the work that doesn’t show up in the box score and is a true team player,” said Simon. “I am really proud of her.”

Woods Cross finished Region 5 play with a 6-4 record and the regular season 15-6.

“I am just really proud of these girls,” Simon said. “I love how much our team gets along with each other and how much fun we have, this includes all of the girls, not just our varsity girls. They root for each other and want each other to be successful.”

No. 9 Woods Cross is scheduled to meet No. 24 Murray Feb. 21 in the first round of the 5A state playoffs.


On senior night Feb. 14, Viewmont beat Bonneville 63-42. The Vikings extended a 14-point halftime advantage to a 22-point lead entering the final quarter to coast to the win.

Senior Emma Mulitalo scored 27 points, knocking down six 3-pointers, to lead Viewmont with Mara Mickelson adding 10. Senior Rachel Roberts knocked down a three-pointer while recording five rebounds, senior Lissia Silva had six rebounds and two steals and senior Rachel Roberts had five assists and four rebounds.

“Our four seniors are good basketball players but even better people,” said head coach Cameron Gardner. “They will be tremendously missed.”

Gardner said it was “awesome” to be able to play all 15 of his varsity players and also noted his team’s season-high 17 assists and 12 three-pointers in the game.

“Bonneville did a good job at responding each time we would make a run,” Gardner said. “The game never seemed comfortably out of reach.”

Against Box Elder Feb. 16, the Vikings won 72-67 in overtime. Viewmont battled back from 11 points down at the end of one to tie things up at halftime. The teams were evenly matched in the second half and went to extra time before the Vikings won by five.

“We started slow and then came back and it seemed like we were cruising to a victory since we were up by six points with possession and 30 seconds left in the game. We then turned it over a couple times and Box Elder tied it with three seconds left and we missed a three-pointer at the buzzer for the win,” Gardner said. “In overtime, the score was back and forth but we were fortunate to end up on top and get the win.”

Emma Mulitalo’s 18 points were tops for Viewmont with Silva and Aubrey Mulitalo both recording double-doubles of 12 points and 10 rebounds and Kristina Gunnell added 11 points.

The Vikings ended Region 5 with a 6-4 record and the regular season 12-11.

No. 12 Viewmont is scheduled to face 21st-ranked Spanish Fork Feb. 21 in the first round of the 5A state tournament.


Farmington defeated Weber 43-27 Feb. 14. After a 7-6 lead following the first quarter, the Phoenix squad scored double digits in each quarter the rest of the way – while holding the Warriors to 21 points over the final three quarters.

Whitney Avei’s 12 points were tops for Farmington while she also grabbed seven rebounds. Marissa Marchant led on the boards with nine to go with her eight points. 

Against Clearfield Feb.16, the Phoenix beat the Falcons 62-20. Farmington went up big in the first half, leading 36-4 at the break after holding Clearfield scoreless in the second quarter.

Victoria Clinger scored 14 points to lead the Phoenix squad.

With the two region wins this week, Farmington improved to 5-7 in Region 1 and 11-10 this season.

The No. 14 Phoenix team is scheduled to face No. 19 West Jordan Feb. 21 in the first round of the 6A state tournament.