Wednesday , February 15, 2017 - 10:18 PM
PLEASANT VIEW — Fremont’s offense is challenging enough to defend, with Saxton Morby and Cade Hadley draining 3s — sometimes not even caring to set their feet first — from well beyond the arc.
Add the inside domination of 6-foot-7 Zach Taylor, and, well, it’s easy to see why the Silver Wolves can look just plain unguardable.
Weber had no answer for Taylor in the fourth quarter Wednesday. He scored 10 of his 18 points in the final frame, capping the effort by calmly leaping to snatch a full-court bullet from Morby out of the air and finishing with a two-handed slam.
Fremont led by just four entering the final period, but Taylor’s domination helped turn the game into a rout with the Silver Wolves prevailing 62-49.
“Just working as a team, working inside out, getting it to the open guy, making the extra pass,” Taylor said of the win. “I think defense was a lot of it. We played some really good defense, boxing out and just going for the ball and playing strong.”
With the win, Fremont (11-7, 9-1 Region 1) stayed within a game of Sky View for the top spot in the region standings — and kept momentum rolling toward a first-place showdown between the Silver Wolves and Bobcats on Feb. 21.
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“We’ve got Mountain Crest Friday, so that’s what we’re worried about,” Fremont coach Corey Melaney said. “We want to stay focused there. If we don’t take care of our next game, which is the most important game, then that last game doesn’t mean anything.”
Morby led all scorers with 19 points. Hadley had eight, Baylor Harrop scored six and Kyler Bush added six. Harrop’s points came on a pair of 3s in the fourth quarter. Bush also grabbed six rebounds.
Three Weber players scored in double figures. Connor Shaw scored 17, Gage Johnson added 16 and Kobe Furqueron had 12.
SKY VIEW 89, NORTHRIDGE 63
LAYTON — Sky View stayed undefeated in Region 1 while also running its overall win streak to 13 games.
Sky View (18-2, 10-0 Region 1) hosts Weber Friday before finishing region play at Fremont.
ST. JOSEPH 48, GREEN RIVER 30
RICHFIELD — Fueled by a 20-point first quarter, St. Joseph handled Green River in the opening round of the 1-A girls basketball state tournament at Sevier Valley Center.
St. Joseph led 20-11 after the first quarter and went on to outscore Green River in each of the subsequent periods.
Kathleen Tomon led St. Joseph with 19 points. Addy Okwale had 15, Kathleen Von Hoffman had eight and Virginia Tomon had six.
Kathleen Tomon also recorded eight rebounds, five blocks and three steals, while Okwale tallied five rebounds and seven assists.
Virginia Tomon had five rebounds.
St. Joseph, the top seed from Region 18, will face Tabiona, the second seed from Region 17, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Sevier Valley Center.
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