WASHINGTON TERRACE — Fair warning.
If you do not want to get torched, then don’t zone the defending league champion Lakers.
Splashing in a season high nine 3-pointers Thursday, Bonneville remained undefeated with a convincing 62-37 wire-to-wire Region 5 romp over the Mustangs.
The Lakers (14-0 overall, 3-0 league) have drained 22 treys spanning their last three games.
“We just came out firing and couldn’t miss. We were in a zone,” said Bonneville junior point guard Cortney Porter. “It’s hard to match up with us because of our length and having two 6-foot guards in Kayla (Eilertson) and Emilie (Volk).”
The 6-3 Eilertson, who is just a junior, matched her season high of 21 points on 9-of-18 shooting — only 3 of 9 from 3-point range — with three rebounds and two blocks.
Volk, who has signed with Fresno State, was 4 of 8 from the floor and 2 of 3 from downtown for 11 points. She grabbed four boards and dished off three assists before departing with the four other starters with 2:38 remaining and the Lakers leading by 30 points.
Porter rang up a double-double with 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including 4 of 6 on 3-point attempts, with 10 assists, three rebounds, three steals and two blocks for Bonneville, which got outrebounded 35-19.
“We work well together and we like playing basketball on the court with each other,” said the 17-year-old Porter. “We try not to think about being 14-0. We just focus on the upcoming game and don’t look back.
“I look to get everyone else involved offensively. If it’s there, I look to take my shot,” she said. “Sometimes we pass up the open shot. Assists are more important to me than points. We try to get the ball inside first.”
Bonneville, one of the state’s four unbeaten girls basketball teams, shot 46.1 percent (24 of 52) and was 47.3 percent (9 of 19) from deep with 12 turnovers, 19 assists, 14 steals, 23 deflections and five blocks.
“We played really good defense against Sky View (on Tuesday) and Mountain Crest. We want our defense to help with our offense,” Porter said. “We played about half-and-half between man and zone. We can play both, and it just depends on who we play. It helps with our length.”
The Mustangs shot 40.0 percent (14 of 35) and were 0 of 4 from 3-point range. They committed 25 turnovers with just two assists, five steals, 11 deflections and one block.
Kenzie Rasmussen scored a team-high 14 points for Mountain Crest (5-8, 0-3), which dropped its fourth straight game and is 3-4 in its last seven. No other Mustangs player reached double digits.
“I knew we had the talent this season, but I didn’t know if would be quite this good,” Porter said. “We always want to get better. We still have lots to work on.
“The girls are real close to each other, both on and off the court,” she said. “There is no drama on the team. Basketball is my favorite sport. I’ve always loved basketball. I grew up around it with my dad (Russ) coaching at Bonneville.”