WASHINGTON TERRACE -- After clinching a back-to-back league title Tuesday in Cache Valley, would the Lakers suffer a colossal meltdown Thursday versus fourth-place Box Elder?
Playing proficiently in all facets of the game, Bonneville spanked the Bees 72-24 in a Region 5 runaway, closing within one win of another undefeated league season.
"This was our most complete game of the season," said Lakers junior point guard Cortney Porter, who splashed in a game-high 19 points on 8-of-8 shooting before departing with 6:58 remaining and Bonneville leading by 40 points.
"I was more impressed with our defense, holding them to 24 points," she said. "We were just communicating and talking with each other. Our help-side defense was pretty good, but it could be better."
The Lakers (20-0 overall, 9-0 league) limited the Bees to single-digit scoring in each quarter and a season-low point total.
"We were not worried about a letdown after we won on Tuesday (at Mountain Crest)," said the 17-year-old Porter. "We still want to go undefeated and Roy is the next team on our schedule."
Porter, who leads the state in assists averaging 6.5 per game coming in, had five rebounds, eight assists, seven steals, five deflections, a block and only one turnover.
Fresno State signee Emilie Volk went 7 of 12 from the floor for 17 points with five boards, five assists, two steals, four deflections, two blocks and one turnover in 18:53 of playing time for Bonneville, which shot 54.2 percent (32 of 59) -- 40.0 percent (2 of 5) on 3-point attempts -- outrebounded Box Elder 36-25 and committed 11 turnovers.
Freshman Sam Filiaga had a career-high eight points on 4-of-5 shooting with two rebounds, one steal, three deflections and one block for the Lakers, of the state's four unbeaten girls basketball teams.
"It was nice to see the younger girls play in the fourth quarter," Porter said. "They held them on defense, were hitting some shots and kept it going.
"When one person has an off-game, somebody else steps up for us," she said. "We know there are plenty of things to work on and things we can still get better at. It was a goal to win region, and when we won a few games, we wanted to go all the way."
Megan Sutton scored a team-high 11 points for the Bees (12-8, 3-6), who lost their second straight and are 5-7 in their last 12 games.
Box Elder shot a bone-chilling 20.0 percent (8 of 40), was 0 of 15 from deep and committed 22 turnovers.
"It was really important to play this well at this point of the season," said Bonneville coach Mike Russell. "We talked about going into the state 4-A tournament running and clicking on all cylinders. I wasn't concerned about a letdown at all.
"The girls were excited to beat Sky View (49-48 on Jan. 31 at Smithfield), but they realize there is still work to do," he said. "Every day at practice they are so focused. The best way to describe it is 'They're locked in.'
"I thought our second half was better than the first half," Russell said. "It would have been easy to come out and coast in the second half."
The Lakers led 36-12 at halftime and 54-18 after three quarters.
* ROY 58, MOUNTAIN CREST 53: At Roy, the Royals won the back-and-forth battle with the Mustangs. Kaitlyn Hurley tossed in 19 points and Aubree Porter added 18 for Roy. Whitney Hatch had eight points.
Roy helped its cause with a 15 of 19 mark at the foul line.
McKenzie Anderson led the Mustangs with 12 points.
* SKY VIEW 53, LOGAN 47: At Smithfield, Sky View had a clutch fourth quarter to rally past the visiting Grizzlies.
The Bobcats led by 11 at halftime, but Logan tied things up.
Tara Goldman and Kendra Falslev played well for the Bobcats, scoring 18 and 17 points, respectively.
* OGDEN 52, GRANTSVILLE 43: At Grantsville, the Tigers started fast and never let up, building a 26-13 halftime edge. Ogden got scoring from a dozen players, with Nikki Thompson and Morgan Jones adding eight points each. Amy Ulrich had seven points.
Amy Matthews and Whitney Turner each poured in a game-high 19 points in the loss.
* BEAR RIVER 71, TOOELE 31: At Garland, the Bears turned a 10-point halftime lead into a rout, locking up second place in the league standings.
Jordan Theurer scored 18 points and Alyssa Park added 11 for Bear River. Kelsee Hancock tallied nine points, while Paige Roholt added eight points and nine boards, tying Terrell Fridall for team-high rebound honors.
Bear River dished out 18 assists on the night.
Baylee Hansen led Tooele with 16 points.
* ST. JOSEPH 41, LAYTON CHRISTIAN 40: At Ogden, don't be surprised if the Jayhawks and Eagles meet somewhere deep in the state 1-A tournament.
St. Joseph kept its undefeated season alive, but had to hold off the visiting Eagles in a thriller that felt like a tournament game.
St. Joseph was led by Liz Tomon, who finished with 17 points and 10 boards. Katie Panushka scored eight points, and added three assists, three rebounds and three steals for the defending 1-A champions.
Layton Christian's Teneshia Davison scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed nine boards. Shayla Simpson added 10 points and Alyssa Atisme had four points and eight rebounds.