LAYTON — If she could have avoided early foul trouble, Maddi Smith was tracking gaudy offensive numbers.
Smith, a junior small forward and three-year starter, scored 14 first-quarter points and the Lancers limited Copper Hills to single-digit scoring over the final three quarters Friday in a 56-32 non-league victory.
“I just tried to do what I could on defense and let the offense take care of itself,” Smith said. “I just happened to be open. If I was open, I was taking the shot.”
The 16-year-old Smith splashed in a game-high 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists and one steal. She drew her third personal foul at 6:15 of the third quarter and Layton High leading by 18 points.
“It feels really good to be back winning,” Smith said. “We’re looking at it one game at a time and letting the past go. I have a problem getting in foul trouble, and I’m not sure what it is.”
Jaden Anderson had 10 points and Cassidy Anderson went 3 of 5 from the floor for seven points with four boards, five assists and four steals for the Lancers (8-3 overall), who ended a two-game slide. Meagan Sorenson finished with eight points on 4-of-7 shooting with four rebounds, two steals and one block.
Layton shot 43.6 percent (24 of 55) — 40.0 percent (2 of 5) on 3-point attempts — with 35 rebounds, 18 turnovers, 17 assists and 21 steals.
• LOGAN 66, NORTHRIDGE 51: At Northridge High, the Knights fell behind early but made a fourth-quarter run.
The Grizzlies led 28-15 at halftime. Sydnee Acord, who scored 29 points, led the Knights on a stronger scoring effort. Northridge got within eight points in the fourth quarter.
Megan Mills paced Logan with 15 points and Lauren Mott had 14.
Northridge’s Brittley Eldredge scored four points and grabbed 11 rebounds, eight offensive.
• BONNEVILLE 48, BOUNTIFUL 34: At Bountiful, the undefeated Lakers earned the scoring edge in each of the first three quarters, earning a tough road win.
Emilie Volk scored 15 points for the Lakers. Lexie Stratford added eight points and Kayla Eilertson had seven.
• SYRACUSE 54, PLEASANT GROVE 52: At Pleasant Grove, the defending state 5-A champion Titans earned a road victory with a solid team effort.
The game was close throughout. Syracuse shot nearly 80 percent from the free-throw line.
Takenna Hamblin scored 22 points for the Titans. Taylor Coffey had nine and Jayda Bovero added eight points.
• HERRIMAN 49, CLEARFIELD 48 (OT): At Herriman, the Falcons led 12-0 after the first quarter, but the home team managed to tie things up and win in overtime.
Kaitlyn Stratton had 11 points for Clearfield and Bailey Douglas scored nine points. The Falcons, who went 4 of 9 at the foul line, had a chance to tie the score with free throws.