Royals stifle Van Dyke for win

Jan 4 2013 - 11:29pm

ROY -- Nothing makes a coach happier than to see their game plan executed to perfection.

Such was the case Friday night as the Roy Royals used a stifling zone defense to hold East's Parker Van Dyke to just 15 points as they cruised to a solid 63-49 home victory in their second to last preseason game in their schedule.

"I was so happy with the way that we exectued our game plan tonight," Roy coach Dan McClure said. "We only had one day to prepare and you worry sometimes that you plan and practice to run what you want and to see it tonight was great. We got our hands to loose balls and stayed sound defensively and we never lost track of him (Van Dyke).

"When you can run offense like we did as well, it makes a team hard to defend. That's what we wanted and I thought that we were great tonight."

Roy opened the game on an 18-6 run that put East back on its heels and the defense did the rest. Breckott Chapman was a one man wrecking crew early in the game as he tallied baskets inside before the Leopards could find an answer. Once East packed it in, the Royals hit outside shots and their transition defense helped them be patient on offense.

After East fought their way back into the game with some intense, physical defense, Roy went about the business of still playing good defense which led to easy offense. Another big run put the Royals up by 17 at the end of the third and free throws iced the game.

Chapman led the way with 22 points while Jaden Jackson and Jesse Wayment had 11 and 10 points, respectively. Van Dyke finished with 15 while John Fakahafua had 13 in the loss.

* WEBER 67, BOX ELDER 50: At Brigham City, the Warriors showed excellent late-game poise in a 17-point victory over the Bees.

Through a sloppy first three quarters, the Bees kept hanging while the Warriors kept looking for the dagger to put them away. Despite only shooting 21.7 percent from the field in the first half, Box Elder was down by just 10 entering the fourth quarter. However, the fourth quarter seemed to be a much different story, where Weber outscored the hosts 23-16.

"I was really proud of our guys. Our composure was good," Weber coach Mark Larsen said.

Weber was led by Hayden Schenck, who finished with 21, points 7 assists and 8 rebounds. The Warriors' balanced attack included fellow seniors Jordan Jones with 12 points and Garrett Beckey, who added 10 points while also collecting a team high nine rebounds.

The Bees were led by junior guard Shad Watson, who was the only Box Elder player in double figures with 29 points for the Bees.

* BONNEVILLE 55, CLEARFIELD 44: At Washington Terrace, the Lakers showed solid poise in the final quarter to hang on for the non-league win.

Mason Rich led Bonneville with 19 points and 14 rebounds, while Carson Smith added 15 points and was 6 of 6 in the final minutes at the foul line.

Cody Gypp led Clearfield with 18 points, including five 3-pointers.


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