BOUNTIFUL – It was another wild, crazy game between Woods Cross and Viewmont on the basketball court last Thursday.
Both teams came to the tipoff following big wins.
When the action was over, Woods Cross took home the win with a 53-48 victory over the Vikings, who suffered their first loss of the season.
At Bingham High School, the Darts remained unblemished on the season after their hard-fought game ended with a 60-56 win over the Miners to move to a 5-0 region record. Bountiful also made a splash at the Great Western Shootout, going 2-1 during the weekend.
Woods Cross’ and Viewmont’s boys’ basketball game last Thursday was an epic back-and-forth scoring battle, as the Wildcats’ lead went from 10 points in the first quarter to only three points at the half following a six-point scoring effort by the Wildcats.
Viewmont’s consistent play in the first half, however, took an offensive nosedive as they were outscored 13-4 in the third quarter, giving the Wildcats just enough of a cushion in the fourth quarter to come away with the win.
Brady Cowley walked out of the Viewmont gym with a game-high 16 points, and also had five rebounds, two steals and two assists in the win. Jarom Tye had a team-high 13 points and 11 rebounds for Viewmont in the loss, his second double-double of the season. McKay Johnson fell one rebound short of a double-double, scoring 12 points with nine rebounds.
Viewmont’s loss was its first of the season, and followed a tough 48-38 victory over Clearfield last Wednesday night.
The Darts walked into Bingham High School Friday night hoping to remain unblemished on the season. At the same time, they were defending their No. 2 state ranking.
With a trio of players scoring in double figures, the Darts were able to get away from the Miners’ gym with a 60-56 win to remain unbeaten.
Among the trio of top scorers for the Darts were Abel Porter, Braden Koelliker and Jesse Wade, who scored 19, 13, and 15 points, respectively. The team recorded nine 3-pointers in the contest. Koelliker was the top rebounder for Davis, pulling down seven in the win.
Bingham’s Brandon Morley had the best overall effort for the Miners, scoring 17 points with 15 rebounds in the loss.
Bountiful’s three games in three days started Thursday when it took part in the Great Western Shootout, held at Orem High School over the weekend. While the Braves did suffer a loss Thursday, they rebounded well by winning Friday’s and Saturday’s games over South Sevier and Basha, Ariz., respectively.
Zach Seljaas, Sam Merrill and Nate Pollard each had great individual performances during the weekend. Seljaas’ best game occurred in the loss to Denver East, Colo., scoring 29 points in the losing effort.
Merrill and Pollard each scored at least 10 points in the team’s win over Basha, Ariz. The Braves averaged more than 60 points per contest over the weekend.
The Vikings and Braves will battle it out Friday night at Bountiful High School, and Woods Cross will travel to Layton High to take on the Lancers.
Davis will not have another game until Thursday, Dec. 20 against Olympus at home.