GIRLS BASKETBALL: Layton wakes up to roll Syracuse late; full roundup

Tuesday , January 10, 2017 - 10:27 PM

BOB JUDSON, Standard-Examiner Correspondent

SYRACUSE — The sign of a good team is when it can see room for improvement even when winning.

The sign of a dangerous team is when it is winning and also starts to figure things out.

Senior captain Livia Borges had a friendly chat at halftime with Layton coach Van Price and the Lancers finally got rolling in the fourth quarter to sweep away Syracuse 67-52 on Tuesday evening.

Layton led 22-15 after the first quarter, but was out of sorts at both ends of the floor, according to Price.

“It was not one of our better games mentally. We got lost easily and struggled on defense. We pride ourselves on holding teams to 30 points for a game and they got 52,” he said.

“We scored 22 (in the first period), but still didn’t execute and were in the wrong places and out of position,” Price said. “After 11 games, we should be better than that. I’m looking for precision and execution, but we still came out with the win even though we weren’t playing our best as a team.”

The Lancers expanded the margin to 31-20 at the half, as they played “better defense, but worse offense,” Price added.

After the halftime pep talk, Borges scored the first five points of the third quarter to give the Lancers a 36-24 lead.

“Coach said I was being too timid; I tend to dish a lot and don’t go for the open shot. I was not my aggressive self,” Borges said. “I needed to step up, attack the basket and draw fouls. I’m a soccer player and play better when I go to the basket.”

Borges finished with 20 points, including 4 of 7 from the free-throw line, while Rachel Odima checked in with 13 and Kaitlyn Viator netted 12.

Layton gradually pulled away in the fourth frame as Odima worked the paint and either got layups or free throws, scoring seven points in the stanza.

“We just had to grind it out; it should have been easier against a three-win team, but give them credit, they battled hard. We just take them one game at a time and now have to correct our mistakes and get ready for Viewmont on Friday,” Price said.

Emery Marshall led the Titans with 15 points, while Taya Tobler tallied 11.

As Borges dined on dinner in a darkened gymnasium after the game, Price stopped by to say “thanks for showing up,” and Borges replied “thanks for the wake up call.”

FREMONT 39, ROY 24

ROY – The Silver Wolves claimed the Region 1 road victory at Roy on Tuesday night.

Fremont’s Mindi Hunt scored a game-high 11 points while Ivy Palfreyman added eight.

Sariah Jones led the Royals with eight points.

NORTHRIDGE 53, MOUNTAIN CREST 35

LAYTON – Despite a game-high 20 points from Mountain Crest’s Brooklynn Barrus, Northridge prevailed in the Region 1 contest.

Jessica Ellis led Northridge with 15 points while Lydia Mashburn added nine.

BOX ELDER 57, WOODS CROSS 49

BRIGHAM CITY – The Bees staged a fourth-quarter comeback to corral a Region 5 home win over Woods Cross.

Keslee Stevenson led Box Elder with 18 points. Adreanna McKee scored 11 and Emily Isaacson added 10 for the Bees.

Logan Loftis scored a game-high 20 points to lead Woods Cross and Sara Noel netted 10.

After Woods Cross took a 40-36 lead, the Bees outscored the Wildcats 21-9 in the final frame.

EAST 39, BOUNTIFUL 37

SALT LAKE CITY – Bountiful led East 21-17 at the half but couldn't hold off a Leopard comeback bid in the Region 5 affair.

Kieran Gillins was the only Brave to reach double figures with 14 points.

HIGHLAND 42, OGDEN 31

SALT LAKE CITY – Ogden dropped a Region 5 road tilt to the Rams.

Mia Van Tassell led the Tigers with 11 points and Daisy Barker scored nine.

Ogden led by two after the first quarter, but managed only eight points over the second and third stanzas to find fall behind 32-16 entering the final frame.

ST. JOSEPH 47, DUGWAY 8

DUGWAY – The Jayhawks traveled to Dugway and came home with a victory over the Mustangs.

Kathleen Tomon led St. Joseph with 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Kathleen Von Hoffman and Victoria Von Hoffman each scored six and combined for five rebounds, five steals and one assist.

DAVIS 40, HUNTER 22

WEST VALLEY CITY – The Darts outscored the Wolverines 25-10 over the second and third quarters to take control on the way to a Region 2 victory.

Sydni Oviatt led Davis with 10 points and teammate Lindsey Reich added eight.

JUAN DIEGO 56, BEAR RIVER 41

GARLAND – Juan Diego claimed the road win at Bear River in Region 11 action.

Lynsey Valverde led the Bears with 14 points, while Rachel Fronk added 14 points and five rebounds.

Juan Diego led 33-16 at halftime.

MORGAN 64, BEN LOMOND 24

OGDEN – Morgan defeated Ben Lomond 64-24 on 22 points from Brookelyn Hurlbut, 17 of which came in the first half.

Ben Lomond was led by senior Chaelee Reeves, who totaled 12 points, six rebounds and three blocks.

LOGAN 49, RIDGELINE 46

LOGAN – Kira Peterson scored a game-high 20 points to lead Logan over Ridgeline in the Region 11 contest.

Ashley Nielsen led Ridgeline with 18 points and Bailie Crosbie added 10.

SKY VIEW 70, CLEARFIELD 62

CLEARFIELD – The Bobcats outscored the Falcons 22-12 in the third quarter on the way to the Region 1 victory.

Kylee Hale led Sky View with 24 points and Hunter Krebs added 14.

Clearfield’s Haylie Anderson led all scorers with 31 points.

VIEWMONT 69, GRANGER 20

WEST VALLEY CITY – Mercedes Staples scored 17 points on 7 of 11 shooting as Viewmont blitzed Granger on the road.

Staples and McKenna Morris each shot 3 of 6 from the 3-point line. Morris scored nine, while Megan Carr added 15 points and six rebounds in the win. Emma Carr dished a team-high five assists.

Standard-Examiner reporter Justin Johnson contributed to score reports.

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