KAYSVILLE – The Davis Darts boys’ basketball team took home the Energy Classic Tournament title last weekend.
Whether battling rivals close to home or taking on out-of-state opponents, the team has remained undefeated.
The Davis Darts travelled to the Energy Classic Tournament riding a six-game winning streak. In those games, they scored an average of 64.8 points.
The Darts topped that in the Wyoming tournament, earning at least 68 points in all three games. They tookg down Battle Ground, Wash., Century, N.D. and Campbell County, Wyo. for the Energy Classic title.
Davis hammered Battle Ground to start the tournament, taking away a 68-29 victory. Jesse Wade score a game-high 22 points with four 3-pointers. Cole Hally finished with 11 points and six rebounds, and Alex Morrell and Braden Koelliker combined for 10 points and 10 rebounds in the easy victory.
Against Century, N.D. in the semi-finals, the Darts held a 63-30 lead after three quarters and played most of their reserves in the final frame.
Wade again led all scorers with 25 points, and also had four assists, four steals and five 3-pointers. Morrell and Koelliker each finished with eight points and nine rebounds, and Hally scored nine points.
In Saturday’s final, the team from Campbell County, Wyo. gave Davis snagged a hard-fought 74-70 victory.
The Darts held a 39-32 halftime advantage, and they kept up the scoring pace by adding 17 points in the third quarter for a double-digit lead.
However, Campbell County’s offense started to wake up in the fourth quarter, quickly gaining on the deficit. The Darts fought back and kept up their scoring pace, but were outscored 25-18.
That only made ultimate victory sweeter.
Porter once again led all scorers with 28 points and four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Wade and Koelliker scored 15 and 12 points, respectively, and Hally scored six points with seven rebounds in the win.
Wildcats see defeat
While the Darts were smashing their opponents out of state, the Woods Cross Wildcats fell against Mountain Crest at home, 58-49. They were coming off a 5-1 stretch.
The 58-49 loss was the last time the Wildcats hit the court in 2012.
They kept the game close despite their 10-point halftime deficit, and outscored Mountain Crest 16-7 in the third quarter to trail by just one point.
However, the Wildcats were outscored 23-15 in the final frame, marking their second loss in three games.
The Wildcats only shot 3-for-8 at the free-throw line.
Hayden Grant led Woods Cross with 17 points and Mike Jacobson added 13 points in the loss. Grant and Jacobson each had three 3-pointers.
Four local boys’ basketball teams return to the floor this week. Rivals Viewmont and Davis will battle on Friday night at Davis High School. Bountiful will host Layton that night as well, and Woods Cross will host West in non region action. All games will tip off at 7 p.m.