Region play is winding down in girls basketball with key games deciding the placement of area teams heading into the state tournament next week.
Davis picked up two key region wins this week with a 41-29 win over Granger Feb. 7 and a 47-42 victory over Layton in a huge upset.
The Darts held Granger to single digit scoring in each quarter and turned a one-point halftime lead
into a 12-point win with a 28-point second half performance.
“Granger has improved a lot since the first time we played them,” head coach Anne Jones said. “We didn’t come out with as much as intensity as we needed to, but we really picked it up in the second half. Lindsey Reich hit some 3’s and had some nice drives to the basket and that really seemed to pick us up.”
Reich led the way with 13 points, including two 3-pointers.
“We need to play four full quarters of quality basketball and take better care of the ball the last two games of region play,” Jones said. “We will determine our own fate if we go to the state playoffs or not by winning the next two games. I’m really confident we can get it done.”
Against Layton, the Darts came out strong – leading by seven points after the first quarter and were up 26-15 at half. Even though Davis was outscored in the second half, the Darts held off the Lancers for the five-point win.
Three Davis players scored in double figures, led by Reich with 15 points, Teuila Alofipo with 14 and Sydni Oviatt 10. The trio combined for five 3-pointers in the win. Davis is now 8-11 on the season.
Bountiful won its fourth game in the last five matchups with a 59-22 win over Woods Cross Feb. 7
The Braves came out strong and were up 25-13 at the half. A dominating 34-point performance – to Woods Cross’ nine points--led to the blowout win.
“The team played well as a team,” head coach Joel Burton said. “They created good shots for each other. Our defense flowed well, limiting their looks at the basket.”
Jaimee Stahle scored 29 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Bountiful while Kieran Gillins (8 points), Mary Larson (8) and Natalie Eyring (8) Hannah Nielson (4), and Baily Jenkins (2) also scored.
The Braves’ record now stands at 11-8.
Viewmont suffered just its third loss of the year with a 49-41 setback to Layton Feb. 7 before defeated Syracuse 37-27 Feb. 10.
Against Layton, the Vikings came back from a four-point halftime deficit to trail by just one entering the fourth quarter. But, Layton scored 17 points in the fourth to pull away for the win. Mercedes Staples scored 25 points with Megan Carr adding 10 points in the loss.
Viewmont again found itself down at halftime – 17-15 – against Syracuse before battling back with a 20-point second half to win by 10.
Grace Johnson scored 15 points while Megan Carr had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Vikings. Samantha Hogge was also big on the boards for Viewmont with 10 rebounds, while adding four points.
Viewmont’s record stands at 18-3 on the season.
Woods Cross lost its third region game in a row with a 59-22 loss to Bountiful Feb. 7 and then rebounded with a 69-40 win over Ogden Feb. 10.
Seven Wildcat players scored with Paige McKenna’s six points and Rachel Noel’s five leading the way against Bountiful.
In the win over Ogden, Woods Cross turned a five-point first quarter lead into a 23-point advantage at the half. The Wildcats continued rolling in the third quarter, scoring 20 points, and stretched the game to a 29-point win.
“We bounced back really well from the tough game with Bountiful,” head coach David Simon said. “The girls played hard and smart and we were able to make some shots and take care of the ball.”
Noel scored 19 points to lead Woods Cross with Logan Loftis adding 12 and McKenna 10 for the 11-8 Wildcats.