Prep Basketball: Layton girls fight off West, finish regular season 21-0

Wednesday , February 17, 2016 - 2:23 PM

Editor’s Note:

The final score of Layton High’s girls basketball game against West was incorrectly reported in a Wednesday, February 17 story on Page 1B. The Standard-Examiner regrets the error.

SALT LAKE CITY — The final three quarters of Layton’s game against West on Tuesday were hardly perfect.

To quote senior Utah State University signee Hailey Bassett, the Lancers got “a little bit selfish.”

Not enough to lose the game, however, meaning they’ll enter the 5-A tournament next week with a perfect record.

Oh, and they still won by 17 (just in case you thought West actually had them on the ropes).

“It was a rough game, a grind-out game, definitely. We definitely need some work,” Bassett said of Layton’s 59-42 victory that improved the Lancers’ season record to 21-0. 

That Bassett is saying her team needs work after winning by 17 over a team that entered the game in second place in Region 2 says just about everything one would need to know about the Lancers and what they know they’re capable of.

Before Tuesday, Layton had allowed fewer than 40 points in 10 straight games and its average margin of victory for the season was 24 points.

The Lancers reeled off 18 straight in the first quarter on Tuesday to take a 22-2 lead.

Then things got sloppy. West closed the period on an 8-2 run and continued that strong play throughout the rest of the game.

Before Bassett and Clara Wood knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, Layton’s lead was 12 – comfortable, but far from out of hand.

“You’ve got to give West credit,” Layton coach Van Price said. “They worked really hard and did some really nice things, and it wasn’t maybe our best game but we still did what we needed to to win.”

Bassett led Layton with 22 points and also grabbed eight rebounds while Livia Borges totaled 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Wood finished with nine points and four assists, Kelsey Foster tallied eight points and eight rebounds and Sunnie Martinez posted six points and five rebounds.

Now it’s back to 0-0, and although Layton has already beaten a number of top-tier opponents it could face in the tournament (Bingham, Brighton, Fremont, American Fork), Martinez isn’t expecting a cakewalk.

“We have film, they have film, they’re coached by very good coaches, it’s going to be a battle every game,” Martinez said.

DAVIS 51, SYRACUSE 29

KAYSVILLE — Davis scored 45 points during the first three quarters and put together one of its strongest offensive performances of the season against Syracuse.

Davis made 21 field goals, including five from beyond the arc.

Hannah Snell led Davis with 17 points.

Syracuse didn’t make any 3-pointers and had just 12 points at halftime.

Kaycee Adams led Syracuse with 10 points.

SKY VIEW 57, ROY 27

SMITHFIELD — Sky View outscored Roy 51-19 after the first quarter and won its 11th straight while also improving to 11-0 in Region 1 play.

Hunter Krebs scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Kaylee Carlsen scored 15 points and recorded four steals.

Josie Williams led Roy with 11 points.

NORTHRIDGE 61, CLEARFIELD 52

CLEARFIELD — Lydia Mashburn went off for 20 points and Northridge snapped a three-game skid with an impressive road victory.

Karissa King added 14 points.

Haylie Anderson led Clearfield with 24 points.

BOX ELDER 79, BOUNTIFUL 70

BRIGHAM CITY — Keslee Stevenson scored 19 points and was one of four Box Elder players to reach double figures in a victory over suddenly-struggling Bountiful.

Bountiful, again playing without injured star center Kennedy Redding, allowed twice as many points as its entire season average.

McKee added 13 points for Box Elder while Addy Peacock and Emily Isaacson finished with 12 and 11, respectively.

Jaimee Stahle led Bountiful with 17 points while Amy Chidester added 16 and Mary Larson totaled 13.

Contact Standard-Examiner sports reporter Ryan Comer at rcomer@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @RyanComerSe and on Facebook.

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