Thursday , November 30, 2017 - 10:14 PM
PLEASANT VIEW — The theme for the Weber High boys basketball team for the 2017-18 season is playing with purpose.
The effort, intensity and grit was definitely there Thursday night in a non-region battle against Layton Christian and the Warriors triumphed with a 56-42 victory.
Led by a pair of 6-foot-4 junior forward-center combos — Braedon Iverson and Ryken Nye — Weber outrebounded Layton Christian 40-25. Iverson finished with 14 boards while Nye pulled down nine.
The Warriors are now 3-0.
“There’s two things that I love about this team. They play with great chemistry and they play with a lot of grit, and I think that’s what they’ve shown (so far this year),” Weber head coach Ryan Jones said.
Weber needed the rebounding edge because of a tough shooting night. The Warriors made just 31.4 percent (16 of 51) from the field and 24 percent (6 of 25) from 3-point range.
“We weren’t shooting super well but we just played our game and hustled and we got it done,” Iverson said.
Austin Bartholomew, who finished with a game-high 20 points, helped Weber pull away late in the third quarter. He scored nine points in the period, all in the final four minutes, to help the Warriors build a 35-25 lead heading to the final quarter.
Layton Christian started to chip away in the fourth after Weber built its lead to as many as 13 early in the period, but Weber closed the game out on a 9-0 run. All nine Warriors points came from the free-throw line.
Brandon Capener added 19 points for the Warriors.
Braxton Meah led the Eagles with nine points.
Layton Christian didn’t fare much better than Weber shooting the ball. The Eagles shot 32.1 percent (17 of 53) and 15 percent (3 of 20) from 3-point range.
BOUNTIFUL 76, LEHI 54
DRAPER – Lehi took a 19-18 lead after the first quarter but Bountiful ran away in the final three frames for a big win at the Corner Canyon Tournament of Champions.
Isaac Kime led Bountiful with 17 points and nine steals. Camron Chism scored 12 points on four 3-pointers and Jaxon Wood added 11 points for the Braves.
PLEASANT GROVE 71, SYRACUSE 59
DRAPER – Pleasant Grove took a 35-20 lead into the halftime break and held on for the win over Syracuse at the Corner Canyon Tournament of Champions.
Brock Gilbert scored 20 points, grabbed six rebounds and added six assists for Syracuse. Sawyer Larson netted nine points.
FREMONT 76, MOUNTAIN CREST 55
PLAIN CITY – Dallin Hall scored 25 points and Fremont sprinted past Mountain Crest.
Fremont outscored Mountain Crest 22-11 in the third quarter to pull away.
Cade Hadley scored 15 points, including four 3-pointers. Clint Anderson added 14 points in the win.
BEAR RIVER 78, BEN LOMOND 45
GARLAND – Bear River outscored Ben Lomond 27-11 in the first quarter and cruised to victory at the Bear River Winter Classic.
Jacob Olson scored a game-high 18 points, including three 3-pointers, to pace a quintet of Bear River players in double figures. Mark Huber netted 14, also with three treys for the Bears.
Chad Loe led Ben Lomond with 16 points on four 3-pointers. Sudan Puk added 12 points for the Scots.
WEBER 60, BOUNTIFUL 57
BOUNTIFUL – With Bountiful leading 57-55 and 12 seconds on the clock, Weber’s Paige Aardema hit a 3-pointer to give the Warriors the lead for good.
Megan Smoot scored 22 for Weber and Aardema added 17 points.
Jaimee Stahle led all scorers with 23 for Bountiful. Tashena Ashby added 21.
VIEWMONT 65, ALTA 44
PLEASANT GROVE – Viewmont outscored Alta 42-20 in the first half and cruised to a win at the Pleasant Grove High School Tournament.
Mercedes Staples led Viewmont with 24 points and four 3-pointers. Melissa Sorensen scored 14 and Bailey Snell added 10 with two treys.
DAVIS 51, COTTONWOOD 40
KAYSVILLE – Davis outscored Cottonwood 33-26 in the second half to extend a four-point halftime lead.
Lindsey Reich led Davis with 14 points and Sydni Oviatt added 9.
Katie Haugland scored 13 points to lead Cottonwood.
GRANTSVILLE 45, BEAR RIVER 31
GRANTSVILLE – Bear River led 11-8 after the first quarter, but Grantsville held the Bears to four second-quarter points to take control.
Cailee Sidwell led Bear River with 10 points.
SYRACUSE 50, BEN LOMOND 28
OGDEN – After playing to a 14-14 tie after the first quarter, Syracuse outscored Ben Lomond 27-4 over the second and third stanzas to take control
Madelynn Stephens led all scorers with 10 points for Syracuse, while Kendree Hamblin chipped in 8.
LaDeitra Hobson led Ben Lomond with 8.
BOX ELDER 52, DESERT HILLS 50 (OT)
ST. GEORGE – Box Elder outlasted host Desert Hills in overtime at the Desert Hills Holiday Classic.
Justin Johnson contributed to score reports
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