LAYTON -- Playing at a .500 clip (4-4) so far this season, Layton has had some good games and some bad games.
After Tuesday night's blowout, add an 'L' to the Lancers' overall preseason record.
A talented (8-2) Bountiful bunch took an early first quarter lead and was never in much trouble the rest of the way as the Braves cruised to a comfortable, if not pretty 76-61 road victory.
"It was a real slugfest out there tonight," said Bountiful coach Mike Maxwell. "We couldn't get into a flow on offense and neither did they. We're still a work in progress and won't really know our true colors until February."
In an unusual twist, the losing Lancers got to the free throw line more times (19-of-27) than Bountiful, which went 15-of-19 (79 percent) from the charity stripe.
Bountiful jumped to a 22-13 edge at the first stop, mixing it up with a brew of 3-pointers, inside layups, free throws and rebound baskets and led by at least seven points the rest of the way.
"We've got to have that to be a good team," Maxwell said. "We want to score inside, penetrate, get the foul or kick it back outside for a three if you can't get there after a few passes. We have a saying: the team that gets to the rim, wins."
"We have good kids who know when and where to attack. It's nice to coach them because of that," Maxwell added.
The Braves boasted a balanced scoring attack, led by Brit Harding with 19 points, including six field goals and 6-of-8 from the free throw line. Dain Murdock poured in 15 points, nine in the third quarter, while Tommy Lalli and Zach Seljaas checked in with 10 each. Brock Yates just missed double digits and netted nine counters.
For Layton, Mike Hibert led the way with 15 points before fouling out and Kade Petersen had 14 points, going 8-of-9 from the free throw line.
* OLYMPUS 66, DAVIS 65: At Salt Lake City, the Darts appeared to have their eighth win salted away, but the Titans rallied from a big deficit to pick up the win.
Will Cannon scored 20 points for Olympus, which outscored Davis 20-10 in the final period. Jake Bengtzen and Jackson Coleman had 11 each.
Tyson Denney paced the Darts (7-4) with 16 points, while Jace Johnson added 10 and Cole Hally and Abel Porter chipped in with nine each.