PLEASANT VIEW -- The game was rough and tumble and that suited both coaches just fine.
Weber High topped visiting Bear River in a spirited non-league girls basketball game on Thursday evening, providing key experience for a couple of teams with big aspirations.
The Warriors built a lead only to see the Bears draw to within one in the third quarter. But Weber put on a full-court press to maintain order and pull away.
"This was a very physical Bear River team and we had to match them," Weber coach Rick Stoeckly said. "They're a tough team. We are playing well and winning."
Erin Reichle saw her first box-and-one of the season, but still managed to score 27 points, and added seven rebounds, five steals and four assists.
Kandice Jensen chipped in with 11 points for the Warriors, who led 28-21 at the half.
Hanna Buswell added six points, eight rebounds and four steals.
Jordan Theurer scored 17 points for the Bears, while Paige Roholt added a dozen points. Bear River trailed 42-32 after three quarters but battled to the final buzzer.
A year ago, the Warriors finished second in the 5-A ranks. Stoeckl said this squad is a different group from last season, but has great potential.