BOUNTIFUL – With the Lady Vikings and Lady Darts resting for the remainder of last week, Bountiful and Woods Cross each took to the floor and continued to play through preseason games.
Neither team finished the week with a win as the Braves dropped to Sky View 64-42 and the Wildcats lost a pair to Judge Memorial Thursday (67-65 in overtime) and Roy Friday (68-27).
Bountiful’s tough loss to Riverton last Tuesday was followed with another loss Thursday, this time to the Sky View Bobcats, as the Braves dropped two straight games for the first time since January 20 and 27 of last season.
In the 64-42 loss, Kennedy Merrick was the only player to score in double figures, finishing with 16 points. Jenny Skedros scored eight points and Ashley Eyring added six points as the Braves were outscored in every quarter except the fourth.
The Braves also allowed three players to score in double figures, including Tara Goldman, who finished with a game-high 19 points, eight rebounds and seven steals in the Sky View victory.
Hoping to put an end to its losing streak, the Woods Cross Wildcats had a pair of opportunities to pick up wins in the latter part of the week as they faced Judge Memorial and Roy Thursday and Friday, respectively.
However, the Wildcats dropped both games as they lost a heartbreaker in overtime to the Bulldogs 67-65, then lost by Roy 68-27 on Friday to close out the week.
The pair of losses extends the Wildcats’ losing streak to five games, with their lone win coming in the season opener against West.
Aubree Riddle and Eden Jacobsen each had a breakout game against Judge Memorial. Both players scored their highest point total for the season, knocking down 20 and 18 points, respectively, in the loss.
Both, however, were held in check against Roy Friday night. Riddle was held to just two points and Jacobsen was held scoreless as the Wildcats’ highest point total came from Camille Horrocks, who scored seven in the loss.
The Lady Darts will continue its season by taking on Bonneville at home Thursday. Woods Cross will hope to put an end to its losing streak by hosting Taylorsville Thursday night at 7 p.m.
The Vikings will begin the first of its three-game road trip Thursday night when they travel to Brighton to take on the Bengals, and Bountiful will continue its five game road trip with a game against Weber on Friday night.