PLAIN CITY — Seemingly scoring at will, the Silver Wolves have won three straight after a three-game tailspin.
Behind its second-highest point total Thursday, Fremont High is within one win of matching last season’s victory total.
The youthful Silver Wolves, with only one senior on the team, blitzed Logan High with a game-opening 13-0 spurt. Closing out the second quarter on a 12-0 run, Fremont led wire-to-wire in a 74-50 non-league romp over the Grizzlies in the Wolf Den.
“It was a good win and fun to play that up-tempo style,” said Silver Wolves junior center Amanda Wayment. “Our defense fuels our offense, but it was a little rough defensively for us being without a starter.”
Junior McKenzie Burrows missed the game with an illness.
“Burrows is one of our better defenders,” Wayment said. “Everything clicked early for us. On offense, we have been running a lot in practice lately and were prepared to run the floor.”
Fremont shot 49.2 percent (29 of 59) — 50.0 percent (3 of 6) from 3-point range — and had 13 offensive rebounds among its 35 boards.
But the Silver Wolves committed 24 turnovers in improving to 5-6 overall.
Wayment, who was the first player off the bench as a sophomore, splashed in a game-high 24 points on 8-of-16 shooting with eight rebounds, including five offensive boards, two assists and one steal. She departed the blowout with 5:41 remaining and Fremont leading by 25 points.
The 16-year-old Wayment broke her left ankle in August 2012 at a Salt Lake Community College camp, forcing her to miss the majority of the Silver Wolves’ volleyball season.
“The foot is good. Sometimes it hurts,” she said. “I have to be careful sometimes on how I step on it.”
Senior Tanesha Daniels hit 4 of 7 shots for 10 points with eight rebounds and two blocks.
“Tanesha is a big part of our team,” Wayment said. “We came together and played with a purpose today. I think we’re finding our place and getting ready for region.
“We played man-to-man the whole game, but we can play zone and press,” she said. “We’re way young this season and we’re learning as we grow up. Now we know how to step up when we’re winning. I wish our record was better, and going through struggles just makes you stronger.”
Shelbee Molen had nine points — going 4 of 5 from the floor — with six assists, four boards, one steal and two blocks. Kealani Sagapolu finished with seven points and seven boards and Sydnee Ward had two points, eight assists, four steals and two blocks for Fremont, which had 19 assists and swiped 12 steals.
“I like starting and having a place on the team,” Wayment said. “It’s way different starting and you have to prepare yourself mentally to start.
“We need to keep playing together as a team and feeding off each other,” she said. “We can’t act young even though we are a young team. It’s going to be a tough league this year, and we’re going to be there this season.”
Lauren Mott and Megan Mills each had a team-high 11 points for Logan (6-4), which is 4-2 in its last six games. The Grizzlies shot just 39.6 percent (21 of 53), were only 23.1 percent (3 of 13) from downtown and committed 23 turnovers.
• BINGHAM 50, SYRACUSE 36: At South Jordan, the defending state 5-A champion Titans fell behind by 15 points at halftime.
Jillian Powell led the Miners with 14 points.
Takenna Hamblin paced Syracuse with 13 points. The Titans didn’t help their cause by shooting 5 of 12 at the free-throw line.
• DAVIS 63, MOUNTAIN CREST 56: At Hyrum, the teams played see-saw through the contest, and the Darts held on for the road win.
The Darts were led by Morgan Hartvigsen who scored 15 points while Jessica Richardson added 14 points. Caitlyn Gibson added 11 points, while Natalie Mecham added 10 and Sarah Beecher chipped in with eight points.
McKenzie Anderson scored 15 and Kelsee Nelson led Mountain Crest with 14 points. Katie Wallentine added nine points.
• BOX ELDER 55, WOODS CROSS 38: At Brigham City, the Bees bounced back from a tough loss to play a solid all-around game and dispatch the Wildcats.
Mitzi Munns scored 18 points and distributed the ball well to lead Box Elder. McCall Uyematsu added 10 points, as the Bees built a 28-14 halftime lead. Box Elder went 15 of 19 at the foul line.
Camille Horrocks led Woods Cross with 14 points.
• BEN LOMOND 49, GRANTSVILLE 38: At Ogden, the Scots — down to just seven players due to injuries and other factors — persevered and earned their first victory of the season.
“The kids just stepped up and played their hearts out,” Ben Lomond coach Andrew Short said.
Sydnee Bucher scored 24 points, while Kyrie Pena hit three 3-pointers and finished with 12 points for the Scots. Kyra Matthews scored seven points, while Leanza Driscoll led the efense.
Sarah White led three Grantsville players in double figures with 11 points.
• MORGAN 57, BEAR RIVER 55 (OT): At Garland, a disputed call sent the game into overtime and the Trojans held off the rival Bears in the final seconds for the road win.
McKenzie Schenk scored 24 points to lead Morgan and Lisa Van Campen had 11 points. The Trojans got to the foul line 38 times, but made just 13 freebies.
Jordan Theurer paced Bear River with 15 points and Terrell Fridal had 14. Sarah Huber added six points and five assists.
With the score tied 24-all at halftime, Morgan surged ahead in third quarter, but Bear River battled back to take a one-point edge in the final seconds. The Trojans made a late free throw to tie things up.