LAYTON -- Whether planned or improvised, a traditional basket still counts for two points in the score book.
Mikey Jacobsen drove the lane on a broken play with 8.3 seconds remaining in the game to score a layup and clinch a thrilling 40-39 road victory for Woods Cross over Layton on Friday evening.
Down by one, the Wildcats came out of a timeout with 18.8 seconds on the clock and a play they hoped would give them their best chance to take back the lead in a see saw game that had seven lead changes in the fourth quarter.
"We had a double baseline screen and were looking for a slip from one of our post players, but we didn't get what we wanted," said Woods Cross coach Kasey Walkenhurst. "When that happens, we just need someone to go make a play. We preach learning how to finish in different ways. Mikey was able to finish with the left hand from the right side."
"Things broke down when I saw an opening and took it," said Jacobsen. "They've got big guys down there so I needed to get the ball up as soon as possible. Filipo (Mokofisi) got a great seal and that let me slip past their guy and make it."
Jacobsen's basket was his only points of the game and the Wildcats were led by Mokofisi and Hayden Grant, who scored nine points apiece, while Brady Cowley and Luke Jowers added eight each.
For the Lancers, junior center Mike Hibbert led all players with 17 points and Josh Harrop came off the bench to net a pair of three-pointers for six counters.
First-year coach Walkenhurst raised his preseason record to 5-1 while the Lancers dropped to 3-3 with the loss.
* BOX ELDER 62, FREMONT 46: At Plain City, the Bees picked up the nice road win.
Box Elder led 33-26 at the break, and added to the lead after halftime. The Bees were also 14 of 14 at the foul line.
Shad Watson ripped the nets for 30 points, going 4-for-7 from 3-point land. Tyler Bate added 11 points, while Isaac Malone added nine for the Bees.
Kade Criswell led Fremont with 10 points.
* WEBER 61, BRIGHTON 59: At Salt Lake City, Garrett Beckey and Hayden Schenck each scored 15 points and the Warriors survived a furious Bengals rally for the win.
Schenck buried a pair of free throws with one second left, after Brighton erased a 23-point deficit.
Jaren McKnight added 13 points for Weber.
* LOGAN 53, BEN LOMOND 49: At Logan, Ben Lomond's Josh Hardin piled up a game-high 21 points, but it wasn't enough as the Grizzlies outscored the Scots 20-13 in the final frame to escape with the win.
Sage Eastburn scored 14 points and Sterling Brandley added 10 for Ben Lomond in the loss.
* OGDEN 59, GRANGER 56: At Salt Lake City, Spencer Smith poured in 25 points and Dayton Wright chipped in 10 to help the Tigers earn their first victory of the season.
McKay Smith added nine points for Ogden in the win.
* PARK CITY 67, BEAR RIVER 57: At Park City, the Bears strong and finished strong, but fell too far behind in third quarter.
Wade Miller scored 19 and Austin Miller added a dozen for the Bears. Bear River did not help itself with a 12 of 21 mark at the foul line.
Boston Vanderveur led Park City with 22 points, while Hayden Daily added 21.
In other games, Bountiful topped rival Viewmont 75-60, and Sky View edged Provo 57-50.