OGDEN -- Despite a game-high 20 points from Ogden point guard Morgan Jones, the Logan Grizzlies escaped Phil Russell Court with a 58-49 win on Thursday night.
Logan center Lauren Mott led a Grizzly attack that exposed Ogden's defensive weak spots and scored a double-double logging 16 points and 12 rebounds. Senior guard Katherine Mount also chipped in 16 points -- 13 in the second half.
"I think some of our starters were tired and when we went to the bench they weren't mentally ready to go in the game," Ogden coach Rob McGill said. "This is why we play tough games in the preseason. These teams expose our weaknesses and as they do that we try to improve on those weaknesses for the next game."
Ogden jumped out to an early first-quarter lead but Logan countered with an effective press in the second that helped force several of the Tiger's nine, first-half turnovers giving the Grizzlies a 29-23 lead at the half.
Jones scored 12 of her 20 points in the first half to keep the Tigers close and also hauled in five rebounds on the night.
Ogden went on a 9-2 run to open the second half and took a 33-31 lead before turnovers again caused problems for the Tigers.
"We've had problems in the past finishing," Jones said. "We need to work on not just playing three quarters, but four."
Second half turnovers for the Tigers led to points for the Grizzlies as Mount found a second-half rhythm and scorched Ogden both inside and at the perimeter with a pair of 3-pointers.
Junior forward Kathleen Miller scored eight off the bench for the Grizzlies and led a Logan bench effort that tallied 17 points on the night.
Ogden senior guard Kelsey East scored 10 points in the losing effort as the Tigers drop to 1-3 on the season.
"I think we're right where we need to be at this point," McGill said. "We're playing some really high-caliber teams and we're hanging in there with them."
* SYRACUSE 58, MOUNTAIN CREST 51: At Syracuse, Jayda Bovero and company filled up the stat sheet as the young Titans topped the visiting Mustangs.
Bovero scored 24 points, and added eight assists, seven steals and seven rebounds. Teammate Paige Trimble hit three 3-pointers, finishing with 13 points and eight rebounds. Mindy Zaugg added 11 points.
Kelsee Nelson scored 12 points to lead the Mustangs. The game was tight throughout as Syracuse pulled away at the end.
* CLEARFIELD 55, BOX ELDER 52: At Clearfield, the never-say-die Falcons handed the Bees their first loss of the young season.
"These kids don't quit. Even in our two losses we have battled back," Clearfield coach Rebecca Packer said. "They just knew they could come back."
Kaitlyn Stratton and Josie Jones provided the energy as the Falcons trailed 16-9 after a quarter, but finally caught Box Elder midway through the fourth quarter.
Bailey Douglas scored 17 points in her first start, while Stratton added 14 and Jones chipped in with eight points for the Falcons (3-2).
Kaylee Rapp topped the Bees (3-1) with 14 points, while Mitzi Munns and Lindsey Warner each tallied 11.
* WOODS CROSS 53, VIEWMONT 48: At Bountiful, the visiting Wildcats got the job done against a fast-finishing Viewmont team.
Woods Cross led 40-28 after three quarters.
Brady Cowley had 16 points with five rebounds. Skylar Farnes added 12 and Hayden Grant had 10.
Jarom Tye had 13 points and 11 rebounds, while McKay Johnson scored 12 and McKay Richins chipped in with 10.