BOUNTIFUL –After stunning a Layton crowd with a four-point victory, the Viewmont Lady Vikings girls’ basketball team continued to roll by winning a pair of games last Thursday and Saturday.
With Bountiful’s strong win on the road over Westlake on Friday, both Davis and Woods Cross ended up dropping games to Bingham and Layton, respectively.
The Lady Vikings continued on the right path by taking down a pair of opponents last Thursday and Saturday. They beat Woods Cross 58-41 and Copper Hills 48-43.
Caitlyn Larsen and Taya Adams were the focal point of Viewmont’s scoring efforts against Woods Cross. Larsen finished with a game-high 27 points and Adams added another 11. Katie Toole finished with nine in the win, and Woods Cross Aubree Riddle had a team-high 19 points in the loss.
Proving its versatility when it comes to scoring, Toole scored a game-high 19 points against Copper Hills on Saturday as Larsen, Adams and Kauri Tye combined to score 21 points in the Vikings win.
The pair of wins for Viewmont gives the team a 4-0 start to the 2012 season. By comparison, Viewmont didn’t have four wins last season until Dec. 22, when they were 4-4.
Bountiful’s 51-36 win over Westlake last Friday came after the team suffered a tough six-point loss to Morgan three days earlier. The Joel Burton-coached Lady Braves stayed hot by scoring in double digits in all four quarters, and also held Westlake to nine points or fewer in three of the four quarters during the win.
With six players scoring for Bountiful, three finished in double-figures. Jenny Skedros led the charge with 14 points, and Kennedy Merrick and Tiana Dougher each had 12 points. Westlake did not have a single double-digit scorer that night.
Davis’ 68-point outburst against Kearns last Tuesday could have been a sign of things to come С the team broke the 40-point barrier for the first time this season.
However, the Lady Darts suffered a setback by scoring 36 points for the second time in three games, ultimately losing to Bingham 49-36.
Davis never held the lead for the entire game.Bingham outscored Davis 32-8 in the first half. Despite scoring 20 points in the third quarter, Davis couldn’t quite make up the big deficit in the end.
Natalie Mechan and Morgan Hartvigsen each scored nine points in the loss, and Caitlyn Gibson added another seven points. Neither Davis nor Bingham had a single player score in double figures.
Following the loss to Viewmont last Thursday, Woods Cross’ struggles continued on Friday as they took on the Layton Lancers.
Layton, which lost to Viewmont last week, took out its frustration on the Wildcats by holding them to less than 20 points in the game in a 57-19 win. The Wildcats were held to just two points each in the third and fourth quarters as Layton outscored Woods Cross 24-4 in the second half.
Woods Cross’ top scorer that night was Aubree Riddle, who had 10 points and two made 3-pointers.
Viewmont’s next game will be against Fremont on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at home. Davis’ next game will also be on Dec. 11 as the team takes the bus to Roy to face the Royals.
The Braves will be at home on Friday as they take on Sky View, and Woods Cross will travel to Judge Memorial on Thursday night.