ROY — One week ago, Roy was on the south end of a blowout loss to Weber at home.
Three weekend tournament games later, the Royals returned to the scene of the crime, but this time put a 65-24 whooping on the visiting Uintah Utes on Tuesday evening.
Roy led 24-2 at one point in the second stanza off a 15-0 run and took a 32-7 lead into the locker room at the half.
“Our size gave them problems,” said Roy coach Dan McClure. “Our activity and energy levels were good and we took them out of what they were trying to do by being physical and aggressive.”
“I was pleased with our effort, especially in the first half,” McClure said. “Guys have a tendency to play to the score and we got a little sloppy in the second half, so we need to work on staying sharp and focused no matter how the game is going.”
The Royals held Uintah to single-digit scoring in three of the four quarters and improved their preseason record to 3-2 with a road game against Woods Cross scheduled on Friday.
“In our three wins, we have played 14 boys and I’m happy about that,” McClure said. “They are contributing as part of the team when they come off the bench and play well. We just want to continue to compete, worry about ourselves and get better as a team.”
Brekkott Chapman led a balanced Royal attack and was the only starter in double figures with a game-high 20 points, while Logan LaRose and Jesse Wayment came off the bench to score 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Although official stats were not kept, Chapman blocked several shots and altered many others as his 6-foot-8 frame dominated and filled the lane.
Freshman Jaycob Payne added seven points with some meaningful minutes before the benches were cleared midway through the fourth period.
Denver Buckalew netted 10 points to lead the Utes.
• KEARNS 65, FREMONT 55: At Plain City, a 21-10 fourth-quarter run put the Cougars in the driver’s seat, edging the Silver Wolves in what was a hotly-contested game.
Kade Criswell and Landon Scott paced Fremont with 13 points each, but the Silver Wolves couldn’t put a stop to Kearns’ hot shooting. The Cougars finished the game with 56.4 percent shooting from the floor.
• LAYTON 81, WEST 61: At Salt Lake City, the Lancers earned an impressive road victory over the Panthers.
No other details were reported.
• DAVIS 82, SALEM HILLS 66: At Salem Hills, Zac Fuller knocked down a quartet of shots from downtown, finishing with a game-high 22 points and the Darts blew out the Skyhawks on the road.
Four other Davis players finished in double digits.
Cole Hally scored 14 points, Abel Porter added 13, Braden Koelliker chipped in 12 and Jesse Wade notched 10 in the victory.
• WOODS CROSS 53, BONNEVILLE 43: At Woods Cross, nine different Wildcats recorded points, led by Hayden Grant’s 15 as Woods Cross notched a double-digit victory over the visiting Lakers.
Dakota Buckway led all scorers with 18 points — including four 3-pointers — but Bonneville was unable to overcome slow second and third quarters, where they were outscored 25-11.
Carson Smith and Mason Rich added eight points each in the loss.