PLEASANT VIEW -- The Weber Warriors "Defended the Fortress" in an overtime win over region rival Davis on Friday night at the Connolly Gym.
After losing to the Darts on the road a few weeks ago, the Warriors came out looking for revenge. In what was a hard fought defensive battle throughout, the Warriors held Darts star guards Abel Porter and Jesse Wade to a combined 11 for 29 from the field and forced 15 turnovers.
"We played great physical basketball," Weber coach Mark Larsen said about his team's defensive effort. "I'm proud of how our bigs were able to play tonight."
Davis' Braden Koelliker got off to a hot start with seven points in the first period, but Weber held him to only five points for the final three quarters and overtime.
The Warriors were led by star point guard Hayden Schenck who totaled 24 points, five rebounds and seven steals.
"This was the most intense game I have ever played in, and it was great to have our school and community supporting us," Schenck said.
Weber also got big contributions from senior center Jordan Jones -- 12 points and 12 rebounds to go along with four blocks -- and senior guard Jaren McKnight added 12 points for the Warriors.
Larsen echoed Schenck's remarks.
"This was the most intense game that I have been a part of in my nine years with the program," he said.
Porter led the Darts with 17 points and Braden Koelliker added 12. Alex Morrell led Davis in rebounding with 10 boards.
* LAYTON 67, FREMONT 35: At Layton, Mike Hibbert scored 16 points and the Lancers led the Silver Wolves from start to finish, picking up the crucial Region 1 victory.
Josh Harrop scored 13 points and Jarriesse Blackmon added 12 for Layton in the win.
Bryce Graves paced Fremont with nine points in the loss.
* HIGHLAND 60, CLEARFIELD 51: At Salt Lake City, the Rams were led by Riley Tucker's team-high 14 points as Highland clung to a 12-point halftime lead for the win.
Marquis Jones had a game-high 18 points for the Falcons, as Kyler Moore chipped in 11 in the road loss.
In other Region 6 action, Bountiful defeated East, 85-62 and Woods Cross downed Cyprus, 83-41.