MORGAN — Tuesday was Senior Night at Morgan High School. Or as public address announcer Chris VanCampen put it, it was Keirsha Dickson Night.
Dickson, the team captain and only senior on the team, scored 11 points, including a 3-pointer, to help lead the Trojans to a 65-44 win over Ogden. The win capped another perfect 12-0 run through Region 11 play for Morgan, which improved to 18-2 overall. The Trojans haven’t lost a region game since February 2010 and have won 35 straight league contests.
“It’s not easy,” Morgan coach Brad Matthews said. “There’s some very good competition in this region. Ogden is just so athletic and we have a great rivalry with Bear River and the games are tight every single year. So to go undefeated is a great accomplishment and I’m really proud of the girls.”
McKenzie Schenk scored a game-high 18 points and snagged nine rebounds to lead the Trojans. Lisa VanCampen added a dozen points and eight boards, while Breanna Hurlbut contributed 10 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals.
“I love that,” Matthews said of having four players score in double figures. “If we can get that every game, we’ll be tough to beat.”
The only negative for Morgan was its 26 turnovers. The Trojans struggled against the Tigers’ intense on-ball pressure led by Morgan Jones. They did a better job of controlling the ball in the second half, when they slowly built their seven-point halftime lead into an insurmountable advantage.
Jones was the only Tiger to reach double figures, finishing with 12 points. Xena Motes scored six on a pair of 3-pointers.
Dickson, who has watched the Trojans improve from a first round 3-A playoff loss three years ago to fifth place last year, has high hopes this time around.
“(Winning region) feels good,” she said. “We just need to keep the momentum going into state. If we all just play our best and not fear anyone, I think we can take it.”
The Trojans’ first round opponent in the state tournament has not yet been decided. Ogden, meanwhile, has two more games to play before its regular season wraps up. The Tigers (6-5 in Region 11, 7-11 overall) are currently in a third-place tie with Stansbury.
• TOOELE 50, BEN LOMOND 24: At Tooele, the Buffaloes coasted behind three players in double digits.
Alexis Harris led the Scots with 10 points.
In the other Region 11 game, Stansbury beat Grantsville 45-22.
• SKY VIEW 74, ROY 49: At Roy, the Bobcats took control after being tied at the end of the first quarter.
Tara Goldman tossed in a game-high 19 points for visiting Sky View, while Whitney Hatch socred a team-best 17 points and Aubree Porter added 12 for Roy.
• LOGAN 57, BOX ELDER 48: At Brigham City, Lauren Mott scored a game-high 21 points to help the Grizzlies win on the road.
Lindsey Warner led the Bees with 14 points, Mitzi Munns added 12 and Kaylee Rapp contributed 10 in the loss. Box Elder pulled within two, 38-36, in the third quarter before Logan pulled away.
• BONNEVILLE 44, MOUNTAIN CREST 26: At Hyrum, the Lakers’ Emilie Volk nearly outscored the Mustangs.
Volk poured in a game-high 24 points as Bonneville rolled on the road.
• CLEARFIELD 49, HIGHLAND 35: At Salt Lake City, the Falcons’ tandem of Jocelyn Jones and Bailey Douglas tied for a game-high 14 points apiece to lead Clearfield to victory with a strong defensive performance in the first half. In other Region 6 games, Bountiful defeated East 49-42 while Woods Cross topped Cyprus, 65-48.
• ST. JOSEPH 63, LEGACY PREP 29: At Riverdale, Liz Tomon had 21 points, Mady White added 14 and Danielle Shinaut contributed 10 points as the Jayhawks cruised.
• LAYTON CHRISTIAN 58, INTERMOUNTAIN CHRISTIAN 47: At Layton, Teneshia Davison scored a game-high 20 points, Alissa Atisme added 17 points and Shayla Simpson chipped in 13 as the Eagles won on an emotional senior night.
Layton Christian exploded in the second quarter to take control and stayed in command despite a slow start to the second half.