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Bountiful girls basketball secures Region 5 title in undefeated fashion, Davis takes Region 1 crown

Feb 22, 2024 12:14PM ● By Catherine Garrett
Taylor Harvey, Bountiful (10) gets bumped from behind by Woods Cross’ Mari Nichols. The bump propelled the Redhawks forward as they continued their winning ways doubling-up on the Wildcats 66 - 33. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

Taylor Harvey, Bountiful (10) gets bumped from behind by Woods Cross’ Mari Nichols. The bump propelled the Redhawks forward as they continued their winning ways doubling-up on the Wildcats 66 - 33. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle


Top-ranked Bountiful hasn’t lost a Region 5 game over the last three seasons – in 34 matchups – and the Redhawks closed out another region title with wins over Roy and Woods Cross last week. 

On Feb. 14 against the Royals, the Redhawks won 64-33, scoring 39 points to start the game and were up 23 by halftime. They put in 25 more points to run away with the game.

Milika Satuala had a monster game of 24 points and 14 rebounds with Taylor Harvey and Maleah Nelson also in double figures with 15 points and 11 points, respectively. Also producing on the offensive end were Mae Johnson (six points), Adelaide Stevenson (two), Anna Larson (two) and Sila Tu’akoi (one) with Johnson grabbing 11 rebounds as well.

Against the Wildcats Feb. 16, Bountiful won 66-33 by starting strong – holding a 14-point lead after the first two quarters – and keeping the offense rolling in the second half.

Harvey’s 20 points led the Redhawks with Satuala (15 points), Stevenson (10), Johnson (seven), Larson (five), Charlotte Johnson (four), Isabeau Hoff (three) and Maleah Nelson (two) also scoring.

Bountiful closes out the regular season with a 20-3 mark and an undefeated 14-0 Region 5 showing.

In the 5A state tournament this week, the top-seeded Redhawks will have a first-round bye before facing the winner of Cedar Valley/Viewmont Feb. 22.


Third-ranked Davis won the Region 1 title, outscoring opponents by nearly 28 points in its nine region wins while losing just one game – a 10-point setback against eventual runner-up Syracuse Jan. 19.

The Darts closed out the regular season with dominant wins over Farmington and Weber last week.

Against the Phoenix squad Feb. 13, Davis won 59-25, going up 30-10 by halftime and scoring 29 more points to close things out.

Kate Richards put in 17 points with T’maea Eteuati (12 points) and Kendra Kitchen (11) also in double figures. Kate Willard (nine points), Shea Miller (six), Aubrey Simons (three), Olivia Lifferth (two) and Chloe Peery (one) also contributed offensively.

In a 68-30 win over the Warriors Feb. 16, the Darts got off to another strong start and held a 31-point advantage at the break before scoring 27 more points over the final 16 minutes.

Kitchen’s 16 points led the way with Avery Dain (14 points), Eteuati (10), Richards (seven), Lifferth (seven), Miller (six), Willard (four), Peery (three) and Maya Chino (one) also helping the offense.

Davis finished with a 20-1 overall record and was 9-1 in Region 1 play.

The Darts earned the second overall seed in the 6A state tournament and will sit out the first round before facing the winner of American Fork/Farmington in the second round Feb. 22.


In Farmington’s loss to Davis Feb. 13, the Phoenix got out to a slow start and had just single-digit scoring through the first three quarters and the game was well out of reach at that point.

Breklyn Archibald’s seven points led Farmington in the loss.

Against Syracuse Feb. 16, the Phoenix squad lost 60-17. After being down by 26 points at halftime, Farmington managed just six points the rest of the way.

Morgan Rogers had six points to lead the team.

The Phoenix were 2-18 on the season and 1-9 in Region 1 this year. They earned the No. 18 seed in the 6A state playoffs and will take on No. 15 American Fork in the first round on Feb. 20 (after press time).

Mary Carr, Viewmont (white jersey) encourages some sharing-time from Bonneville’s Stacey Tesch. Carr shared the team's high-scoring award with 14 points, 8 Rebounds, and a Block. The Vikings went up in the First Quarter and never looked back winning 57 - 26. Photos by Roger V. Tuttle


On Senior Night Feb. 14, Viewmont beat Bonneville 62-49. The Vikings and Lakers were pretty even early with Bonneville up 18-16 after the first quarter before Viewmont put up 17 in the second quarter to go up eight by halftime. They added 29 more points in the second half to win handily.

“It was a great night to celebrate our four seniors – Karissa Goff, Cayla Stout, Natalia Titensor and Kristina Gunnell,” said head coach Cameron Gardner. “They have put in a lot of time and energy to our program and they deserved it. All four of them started the game and they all made significant contributions. We love them and are proud of them.”

Gunnell drained four 3-pointers among her 23 points to lead the Vikings with Sophie Gold (nine points), Aubrey Mulitalo (eight), Goff (six), Stout (five), Callie Peterson (four), Mara Mickelson (three), Kelsey Lindsey (two) and Mary Carr (two) also scoring. Peterson had nine rebounds while Carr added eight on the glass.

Against Clearfield Feb. 16, Viewmont lost 65-42. The Vikings kept things close early, but after going down eight at halftime, they scored just eight points in the third quarter as the game got out of hand.

Peterson and Carr combined for 29 points in the loss.

Viewmont finished the regular season with a 12-11 record and were 7-7 in the Region 5 standings.

The Vikings, seeded 17th, face No. 16 Cedar Valley in the first round of the 5A state tournament Feb. 20 (after press time). 

Woods Cross

Woods Cross lost to Northridge 48-41 Feb. 14 despite being up seven at halftime. The Wildcats managed just 18 points in the second half – while giving up 31 – in the loss.

“We are really struggling to find any type of rhythm right now,” said head coach David Simon. “We play well at moments but have had a hard time with consistency the last couple of weeks. We played a good first half against Northridge, but struggled in the second half. I think we got frustrated and tired.”

Ili Crockett and Grace MacArthur combined for 27 points for Woods Cross.

In the 33-point loss to Bountiful Feb. 16, Nichols and Crockett both scored 10 points to lead the Wildcats.

Woods Cross ended up 10-13 on the season and 5-9 in Region 5. The No. 19-seeded Wildcats take on No. 14 Taylorsville in the first round of the 5A state tournament Feb. 20 (after press time).