Tuesday , December 05, 2017 - 10:35 PM
OGDEN — Even in a blowout victory, Weber was working to get better, while a young Ogden team has a lot of work to do.
Weber rolled on offense and put on an impressive defensive performance at the other end of the court to breeze past Ogden 57-24 in a non-region contest Tuesday evening.
“We talked about being solid and working on things that will help us be better basketball players,” Weber coach Mark Hansen said. “When you get in a game like that, that’s what you have to work on. Try to get the ball where we need to be; catching the ball.”
“Teams seem to get in a rush when it gets like that, when you get out to a big lead, so we just talked about facing the basket, making good cuts, executing the offense, getting back to the basics, trying to get our footwork down and doing the little things well--and I think we did that pretty well tonight,” he said.
Megan Smoot led Weber with 15 points on five field goals and 4-of-6 from the free throw line, single-handedly outscoring the Tiger team in the second and third quarters on her own.
“We moved the ball around, we shared the ball, got the shots that we wanted and it paid off on the scoreboard,” Smoot said.
The Warriors held Ogden to single digits in each of the first three quarters, building a 51-13 lead before turning matters over to the bench in the fourth period.
“Defense has been a big focus the last three practices and I was very pleased with how we played,” Hansen said. “We thought we’d get back to the woodshed and work on some defense. It seems like it’s paid off. We’re going to keep doing that.”
There was no quit in the Tigers, though, as they nearly matched their three-quarter output with 11 points in the fourth frame.
“Ogden’s working hard, trying hard,” Hansen said. “They’ve got some good girls and (Ogden coach) Scott (Yetter) is doing a great job trying to get them going.”
Aleah Knowles and Makin Clarke shouldered most of the scoring load for the Tigers with eight points each.
“We’ve only got two kids (Knowles and Clarke) that have much varsity experience coming back,” Yetter said. “We’re focusing on getting better every night and doing some good things. We’ve just got to keep working to get better.
“We kept playing, coming back for more and working hard so I can’t be upset about that when they play that hard.”
Paige Aardema scored 14 points for the Warriors — all four of her field goals from 3-point range — and Bridgett Triplett added nine.
CLEARFIELD 50, BOUNTIFUL 35
CLEARFIELD — Clearfield ran out to a 26-9 halftime lead and held on for a win over Bountiful.
Clearfield’s Jill Thalman led all scorers with 16 points while Haylie Anderson added 14.
Jaimee Stahle scored 12 to lead Bountiful. Tashena Ashby netted 11.
MORGAN 44, DAVIS 33
KAYSVILLE — Morgan used a 16-3 fourth-quarter outburst to collect a road win at Davis.
McKell Jensen led Morgan with 16 points and seven rebounds. Lisa Blazzard added seven points and six boards, and Morgan Cragun tallied five points and nine rebounds.
Kami Ober led Davis with nine points while Lindsey Reich and Valerie Kunzler each scored eight.
FREMONT 45, BOX ELDER 40
PLAIN CITY — Box Elder outscored Fremont 16-4 in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Silver Wolves’ 41-24 lead after three.
Abby Broadbent scored a game-high 16 to lead Fremont. Emma Calvert added 14 points.
Morgen Reeder scored 14 for Box Elder and and Emily Isaacson netted 10.
BONNEVILLE 60, MOUNTAIN CREST 54 (OT)
HYRUM — Bonneville outscored Mountain Crest 13-7 in overtime to capture a road win.
Talia Afuvai led all scorers with 25 points for Bonneville.
RIDGELINE 38, SYRACUSE 31
SYRACUSE — Syracuse could not overcome a 22-14 halftime deficit in a home loss to Ridgeline.
Kendree Hamblin led Syracuse with nine points while Valerie Harker scored seven.
ST. JOSEPH 65, WEST RIDGE 29
OGDEN — St. Joseph stormed to a 29-3 lead after the first quarter on the way to a huge win over West Ridge.
Virginia Tomon posted a double-double for the Jayhawks, with 19 points, 17 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Kathleen Von Hoffman added eight points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals.
STANSBURY 51, BEAR RIVER 42
STANSBURY PARK — After taking a 13-11 lead after the first quarter, Bear River only managed four points in the second quarter in their road loss at Stansbury.
Cailee Sidwell led Bear River with 11 points and Kapri Toone added 10.
BEN LOMOND 55, AMERICAN PREP 18
OGDEN — Ben Lomond limited American Prep to seven points in the second half in the home victory.
Andie Boothe led Ben Lomond with 12 points while LaDeitra Hobson added 8.
NORTHRIDGE 54, BRIGHTON 50
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — Northridge trailed 27-26 at the half but fought back for a road win at Brighton.
Kendell Petersen scored 12 points to lead Northridge. Abby Neff netted 11 points and Lydia Mashburn tallied 10.
LAYTON CHRISTIAN 53, INTERMOUNTAIN CHRISTIAN 22
LAYTON — After playing to a 10-10 tie for one quarter, Layton Christian outscored Intermountain Christian 20-4 in the second quarter to take control.
Danyale Thomas scored 15 points, while Tess Henry and Jada Wyms each netted 12 for LCA.
Justin Johnson contributed to score reports
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