PLEASANT VIEW — The Weber High Warriors put away rival Box Elder in the first half of Wednesday’s non-league boys basketball game at Conolly Gym.
But the Warriors made sure to complete the win with a strong second-half effort en route to the 74-55 victory.
Weber, 4-0 on the young season, rode the stellar play of Hayden Schenck and his fellow seniors to the victory.
Box Elder, which dropped its third straight, came out strong in the first quarter with a couple of big shots from junior guard Shad Watson.
Leading 18-12 at the first break, the Warriors countered with a strong defensive stand in the second quarter, outscoring the Bees 21 to 9 in the period.
The Warriors carried their intensity into the second half with a big alley-oop dunk from senior guard Mason Miles to senior center Jordan Jones. For the game, Weber shot 67.4 percent from the field.
“That’s a play that we’ve ran forever,” Weber coach Mark Larsen said. “We really wanted to come out strong and set a tone in the second half.”
The Warriors were led by Schenck who finished with 27 points on 9 of 12 shooting from the field and 8 of 9 from the line. Schenck also gathered seven assists and four rebounds.
“He played great, very efficient tonight,” Larsen said of Schenck. “I really liked how our senior leaders stepped up in tonight’s game; we are going to need them to keep that up throughout the season.” Garrett Becky tallied 12 points and six rebounds, while Jaren McKnight added a dozen points. Auston Tesch added eight points and a team-high seven boards.
Watson paced the Bees with 22 points and three steals, while Tyler Bate added 11 points.
• SKY VIEW 67, FREMONT 43: At Smithfield, the Bobcats bolted out to a 45-19 lead at the half and coasted to the final buzzer.
Jalen Moore scored a game-high 24 points for Sky View. Matt Dewey and Ty Nielsen added 11 apiece.
Spencer Jones tallied 14 points, and Landon Scott added eight for the Silver Wolves.
• MOUNTAIN CREST 61, OGDEN 46: At Hyrum, a slow start doomed the Tigers in Cache Valley.
The Mustangs built a 40-20 halftime edge. Faimafili Laulu-Pututau led Mountain Crest with 23 points, while Tyler Crosbie added 16 points.
Dayton Wright led Ogden with 15 points, including three 3-pointers. Spencer Smith added nine.
• VIEWMONT 48, CLEARFIELD 38: At Bountiful, the Vikings worked had to hold off the Falcons and remain unbeaten.
Clearfield battled throughout, led by Marquis Jones with a dozen points and Jordan Newby with 11.
Jarom Tye and McKay Richins combined for 28 points, and the Vikings won the game with a 19 of 21 effort at the foul line.
• JUAN DIEGO 47, BEN LOMOND 45: At Ogden, a couple of late turnovers had coach Ryan Wilcox scratching his head.
“The errors were uncharacteristic of our guys, but we’re not playing great right now,” Wilcox said. “Give Juan Diego credit for the win.”
Sage Eastburn led the Scots with 17 points and nine rebounds. Josh Hardin added 14 points and 11 boards, while Sterling Bradley scored 11.
Gabe Colosimo scored 16 and Nick Markosian added 15 for the Bulldogs.
• BEAR RIVER 84, LOGAN 64: At Garland, the Bears had their high-power offense on full throttle again Wednesday, but it took a quarter to get going.
Down 15-8 after a quarter, the Bears blitzed past the visiting Grizzlies for a 20-point win.
Wade Miller scored 28 points on six 3-pointers.
Garrett Fronk added 13, Kody King had 10 and Kyle Zundel scored nine for Bear River.
Tyler Brimhall scored 16 and Jordan Larsen added 14 for Logan.
• MORGAN 71, PARK CITY 47: At Morgan, the Trojans ran away from the Miners at home.
A 24-7 first-quarter bulge put the game out of reach.
Jake Miles went for 30 for Morgan, with four 3-pointers.
He was backed by a solid balanced scorebook from Matt Murdock, Bridger Streadbeck and Cameron Skinner.
• BONNEVILLE 53, WEBER 30: At Pleasant View, the Lakers picked up an impressive road win agains the Warriors.
Emilie Volk scored 19 points, nailing a couple of 3-pointers early in the second half, to pace the Lakers. Cortney Porter added 16 points and six assists.
Weber, meanwhile got rattled and scored 2 points in the second and third quarters.
Erin Reichle led Weber with 10 points.