Viewmont continues to roll this season and now owns a 17-2 record on the year after two region wins last week.
On Jan. 31, the Lady Vikings broke open a two-point game with a huge second quarter – outscoring Hunter 30-2 – to take a 43-13 lead at halftime. Viewmont cruised to a 70-31 win.
Mercedes Staples scored 29 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Viewmont, while Tori Page was also in double figures with 12. Also scoring for Viewmont were Megan Carr (7), Grace Johnson (6), Hannah Simonson (6), , Millie Stephens (3), Melissa Sorenson (2), Samantha Hogge (2), Tallie Mortensen (2) and Emily Thomas (1).
Against Granger Feb. 3, Viewmont went up 29-1 after the first quarter and had a 43-point lead at halftime. Despite scoring nine points in the second half – to Granger’s 25 points – the Vikings won 59-32.
Staples again led Viewmont with 16 points, while Carr added 14 and Page 10.
Davis went 1-1 this week with a win over Hunter and a loss to West.
Against West Jan. 31, seven different players scored, but Davis was outscored in each quarter in the 55-44 loss.
Teuila Alofipo scored 16 points to lead the Darts.
On Feb. 3, Davis defeated Hunter 44-27 with a strong start. The Darts led by nine after the first quarter and 13 at the half and maintained an advantage throughout for the 17-point win.
“That was a great win for us,” head coach Anne Jones said. “Hunter is an athletic and physical team and I thought we handled that part really well. Our fundamentals really helped us to be successful and it was fun to be able to use some different combination of players and get some other players into a varsity game.”
Alofipo led with 15 points, and Sydni Oviatt added 10.
“Teuila continues to play well and is playing a lot more consistent,” Jones said. “Syd also played a great game on both ends of the court.”
Davis is 7-11 on the year.
“We just need to continue to be confident and use our strengths this last week of region play to put us in a position to get to the state playoffs,” Jones said. “I’m confident we can get it done.”
Bountiful won its third straight game with a 46-31 win over East Jan. 31 and then came up just shy in a comeback to Box Elder 64-63 Feb. 3.
Against East, the Braves turned a close game into a 15-point win with a big fourth quarter to close out the game.
“This was a very needed win for us,” head coach Joel Burton said. “It keeps us in the hunt for the playoffs. Our girls showed a lot of toughness throughout the game.”
Mary Larson scored 17 points to lead Bountiful offensively with Jaimee Stahle adding 14 points.
Against Box Elder, Bountiful battled from behind the whole game and, despite a 22-point fourth quarter, came up just one point short in the loss to the Bees.
“The girls fought hard, just came up one point short,” Burton said. “I am proud of their effort.”
Three players scored in double figures – Stahle 23 points, Larson – 15 points, Kieran Gillins – to lead Bountiful.
The Braves have a 10-8 record.
Woods Cross lost to Box Elder Jan. 31 64-47 and is now 10-7 this season.
The Wildcats were down just two points at halftime, but the Bees outscored them 38-23 in the second half.
“We played a good game,” said head coach David Simon. “We were a little short-handed again. We have a couple of injuries that has hurt our depth a little bit. We got a little tired in the fourth quarter. I was very proud of the girls for how hard they played and competed against a very good Box Elder team.”
Paige McKenna and Sara Noel had 16 and 10 points, respectively.