PLAIN CITY — Does anybody want to win the Region 1 girls basketball title?
With two league games remaining, it’s a four-team race between Layton, Davis, Fremont and Syracuse.
The Silver Wolves, who would have been eliminated from title contention with a loss Tuesday, upended the Lancers 42-28 in the Wolf Den.
“This region race is still up for grabs. We were aware of how important this game was,” said Fremont sophomore combo guard Shelbee Molen.
The 16-year-old Molen splashed in a game-high 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting with four rebounds, one assist and two steals for the Silver Wolves (10-9 overall, 5-3 league), who are 8-3 in their last 11 games.
“I think we got intimidated the first time we played (a 35-27 road loss on Jan. 15),” Molen said. “They are a physical team and we shied away from contact and taking it to the basket. We were more physical today, and we attacked their press instead of falling apart when they pressed us.”
Fremont shot 43.6 percent (17 of 39) — 28.6 percent (2 of 7) on 3-point attempts — outrebounded Layton 26-18 and committed 20 turnovers.
Amanda Wayment, the Silver Wolves leading scorer at 16.2 points per game coming in, had just two points but grabbed six boards.
Kealani Sagapolu finished with seven points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Point guard McKenzie Burrows had six points, six boards and four assists and center Tanesha Daniels added six points and three assists for Fremont, which limited the Lancers to a season-low point total.
“I knew I had to help my team by scoring more and taking the ball to the basket,” said Molen, who scored just two first-quarter points in the two teams’ first game.
“We played more aggressively and with confidence today,” she said. “We played good, solid communication defense. Our bench was a big factor, especially Kealani.”
Maddi Smith scored a team-high 10 points, only going 2 of 8 from the floor, with one assist and two steals. Layton’s leading scorer at 12.6 ppg coming in, had six turnovers and no rebounds.
The Lancers (14-5, 6-2) shot a frosty 28.1 percent (9 of 32) and were 25.0 percent (1 of 4) from deep with 20 turnovers.
Jaden Anderson had six points and five boards for Layton, which had its three-game winning streak snapped and is 7-2 in its last nine.
• SYRACUSE 61, NORTHRIDGE 52: At Syracuse, three players in double figures led the defending state 5-A champion Titans (8-10, 4-4) past the Knights (2-17, 0-8).
Two of Syracuse’s leaders had double-doubles: Courtney Starks with 16 points and 15 rebounds and Takenna Hamblin with 13 points and 12 boards. Jayda Bovero had a team-high 18 points and seven assists.
Syracuse got off to a quick start and outrebounded Northridge by nearly a 2-1 ratio.
The Knights’ Sydnee Acord scored a game-high 21 points, including 11 of Northridge’s 13 third-quarter points, to keep the Knights in the game. The Titans pulled away with a 21-point third quarter.
• WEBER 46, DAVIS 45: At Kaysville, the 5-A runner-up Warriors swept the Darts and kept Davis from taking sole possession of the league lead.
Erin Reichle, the No. 1 scorer in the state 5-A ranks, splashed in a game-high 23 points for Weber (10-9, 3-5).
Jessica Richardson had a team-high 18 points and Natalie Mecham tossed in 11 for the Darts (13-6, 6-2).