And while the Lady Darts made it difficult all night for Layton to score, the Lady Lancers still dominated in nearly every facet of the game, winning with a score of 50-28 Friday night.
Layton had a strong game right from the opening tipoff, scoring the first seven points in the game before Davis’ Jessica Richardson scored the first basket for the Lady Vikings.
Leading the way for Layton in their early run were Addi Moore and Tiffany Hoth, who scored all seven points during the initial stretch and had 13 of Layton’s 15 points in the quarter to take a 10 point lead.
Davis stepped up their defensive efforts in the second quarter, holding Layton to 11 points, but still fell behind by a further margin before the first half had ended.
Of Layton’s 11 point second quarter, Ashley Hyatt scored eight points as the Lady Lancers took a 14 point lead after the first half.
Richardson also had a strong first half for Davis, scoring six of her team’s 12 points.
Teammates Krysta Eskelson, Caitlyn Gibson and Courtney Hurst also contributed points in the first half.
The Lady Lancers continued to dominate entering the second half of play, but not before Davis got off to a hot start themselves.
Eskelson and teammate Katelyn Mager combined to hit the first five points in the third quarter to cut the deficit to single-digits with just over a minute gone in the quarter.
However, Layton finished the quarter going on a 17-2 run, highlighted by Courtnee Wood, Ashley Price, Moore and Hyatt.
By the time the third quarter was over, Layton had more than doubled their lead against Davis.
The Darts were able to outscore Layton in the fourth quarter thanks to Hurst, Eskelson, Karly Sprague and Macy Roosendaal, who each scored Davis’ nine total points to finish the game.
For the game, Layton’s Moore, Hyatt and Hoth each finished with 10 points a piece to tie for the game high in the win.
Davis’ Richardson and Eskelson tied for the team led with seven points each, while Mager had four points.
Sprague and Hurst each finished with three points in the loss.
The Lady Darts will continue Region 1 play at Weber on Tuesday, followed by a home game against Northridge Friday.