MORGAN — If he shoots like that every night, Jake Miles is going to really start turning some heads at the next level.
Already well-known as a brilliant scorer, Miles took things to yet another level Friday night in Morgan’s 112-66 blowout victory over visiting Tooele. The 6-foot-2 senior scored 22 points in the first quarter, 13 in the second and added a pair of baskets early in the third to finish with a game-high 39 points. Almost everything he put up went in the hoop. He made his first five 3-pointers before finally missing.
Miles gave way to the subs halfway through the third quarter. Otherwise, he could have easily finished with 50 or more. And most of his shots were well within the flow of the game. He frequently passed the ball to involve his teammates, but was open so often, he almost had no choice but to shoot it.
“He shot the ball extremely well tonight,” Morgan coach Jim Wiscombe said. “He just lit it up. That basket was pretty big for him. (The balls) weren’t touching anything. They were just hitting the bottom of the net.”
In the second half, reserve guard Hunter Stanford had his own Jake Miles moment, scoring 16 points in the last 12 minutes, including three 3-pointers. Ben Saunders added 10 points off the bench for the Trojans while Bridger Streadbeck and Lantzen Toomer added eight points apiece.
In all, 12 different Trojans scored against the Buffaloes’ porous defense.
“Everything was going well,” Wiscombe said. “The other team was missing shots and there were long rebounds and then we’re off and running. I’m really proud of the kids. They’re playing well, but next week’s another week.”
Tyler Woodruff scored 21 points to lead Tooele, while Justin Pollmann added 20 — all in the second half.
The 112 points were the most scored by the Trojans since a 119-point effort against North Summit in Dec. 2010. On that night, Morgan’s Casey Evans went off for 46 points. Sophomore Jake Miles had 11 in that game.
• BEAR RIVER 58, GRANTSVILLE 52 (OT): At Grantsville, the Bears rallied in wht fourth quarter to force overtime, then dominated in overtime for the road victory. Bear River helped its cause with 17 of 23 shooting at the foul line.
Nick Hillis scored 13 to lead Bear River, Garrett Fronk and Wade Miller each scored 11, and Austin Miller added 10.
• OGDEN 56, STANSBURY 55: At Stansbury, the Tigers earned an impressive road win in league play, jumping out to a 29-23 halftime edge and nursing it home.
Spencer Smith scored 26, with three 3-pointers, while Dayton Wright and Larry Rodriguez each chipped in with 11 points.
Ryan Robbins led Stansbury with 14 points.
• BEN LOMOND 62, NORTH SANPETE 39: At Ogden, the Scots got a big scoring output from Sterling Brandley and Josh Hardin and rolled to the non-league win.
Ben Lomond outscored the visitor 33-8 in the middle quarters.
Brandley led all scores with 23 points, while Hardin had 17.
Jake Bailey scored 13 to lead North Sanpete.
• ST. JOSEPH 62, LEGACY PREP 56: At Ogden, the Jayhawks started Region 17 play with a win, riding a balanced attack.
St. Joseph outscored Legacy in the first and fourth quarters. David Donlevy tallied 18 points with six assists, Nick Gruet added 15 points and Zach Johnstun chipped in with 11 points.
Klint Gardiner scored 25 for Legacy Prep.
• LAYTON CHRISTIAN 85, INTERMOUNTAIN CHRISTIAN 46: At Layton, the Eagles started leagu play in style, drilling 14 3-pointers en route to their first win of the season.
Austin Geddings had seven of the 3-pointers for 23 points, Colin Greenhill added 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Duce Namazi checked in with 10 points, 12 assists and six steals. Preston Sill added a dozen points as LCA rolled out to a 49-16 lead at the break.
Zach Paige scored 31 for ICS.