SYRACUSE -- In their most complete game this season, the Darts rang up a season sweep of defending state 5-A champion Syracuse High.
Davis, seeking its first league title since the 2006-07 season, seized control during the second half Friday -- outscoring the four-time defending Region 1 champion Titans 35-22 -- en route to a convincing 66-49 victory.
The Darts (13-5 overall, 6-1 league) won their fourth consecutive game, are 11-1 in their last 12 and still deadlocked with Layton for first place.
"You have to practice intensely to have an intense game. Thursday was a really intense practice," said Davis senior center Jessica Richardson. "I'm kind of surprised we won by as much as we did.
"I like the up-tempo game, and at times, the tempo was too high and we threw the ball away," she said. "It's a big confidence builder beating Syracuse twice this season."
Syracuse (7-10, 3-4) is 4-4 in its last eight games.
Richardson scored a season-high 21 points on 5-of-11 shooting, including 11 of 13 from the free-throw line, with seven rebounds, one assist and three steals for the Darts, who shot 42.6 percent (20 of 47) -- 25.0 percent (1 of 4) on 3-point attempts -- got outrebounded 31-27 and committed 20 turnovers.
"This was our most complete game of the season as far as getting everyone involved," said the 17-year-old Richardson. "We don't have a main player, all of us contribute."
Davis dropped in 16 of 21 fourth-quarter foul shots; the Titans were 11 of 17 at the free-throw line.
Natalie Mecham tossed in 13 points with eight boards, two steals and one block. Morgan Hartvigsen hit 8 of 8 free throws for 12 points with three rebounds, four assists and two steals and Sarah Beecher had 10 points, three boards, one assist and two steals for Davis.
The Titans' Jayda Bovero scored a team-high 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting -- 2 of 6 from deep -- with seven rebounds, five assists, four steals and one block before fouling out with 2:58 remaining.
Takenna Hamblin had six points and 10 boards for Syracuse, which shot 34.7 percent (17 of 49), was 30.8 percent (4 of 13) from 3-point range and committed 29 turnovers.
* LAYTON 54, NORTHRIDGE 41: At Northridge High, the Knights put together an impressive first half, but the Lancers took over in the second half.
Foul woes hurt the young Knights, who managed just four points in the third quarter after leading 28-15 at halftime. Layton maintained its poise and pulled away against its cross-town rivals.
Maddi Smith scored 18 points, Ashley Price added 13 points, five rebounds and five steals, while Jaden Anderson added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Lancers. Cassidy Anderson chipped in with eight points and four steals.
Sydnee Acord led Northridge with 21 points, five steals and three assists. The senior guard leads the state in steals.
Brittley Eldredge, limited due to foul trouble, had four points and seven rebounds. Karissa King added 13 points for the Knights.
* FREMONT 66, WEBER 52: At Pleasant View, a tough start doomed the host Warriors, and the Silver Wolves enjoyed a nice road win.
Down by 10 after the first quarter, Weber cut the lead to six on several occasions. Fremont's Shelbee Molen led her team with 22 points, with three 3-pointers, and Amanda Wayment added 19 points. Harley Hansen chipped in with nine points for the Wolves, who went 21 of 28 at the foul line.
Erin Reichle scored 22 to lead Weber, while Maren Ulrich added 12. Hanna Buswell chipped in with four points and seven rebounds.
* BOUNTIFUL 51, CLEARFIELD 36: At Clearfield, the Braves had too many weapons for the Falcons.
Tiana Dougher scored 14 points, Ashley Eyring added a dozen points, and Jenny Skedros added 10 for Bountiful which led by four after three quarters.
Kaitlyn Stratton led the Falcons with 16 points, while Bailey Douglas and Jocelyn Jones each had seven.
In another league game, Woods Cross edged East 46-42.
* OGDEN 62, TOOELE 36: At Ogden High, the Tigers opened up the playbook in their makeup game.
"The kids really found their hearts and love of the game," Ogden coach Rob McGill said. "They let things fly in the second half."
Down 16-13 at halftime, the Tigers turned it on for 49 points after the break. Kelsey East, limited for much of the year due to injuries, had her best offensive game with 17 points. Amy Ulrich added 13 points, Morgan Jones added 10 and Xena Motes had nine. Katelyn Shaw chipped in with seven points and five boards, while Amy Lythgoe led Ogden with six rebounds.
Baylee Hansen scored 14 points for Tooele.