Davis leans on reserves as Darts rout 'Wolves

Feb 16 2013 - 12:50am

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KAYSVILLE -- Braden Koelliker and Cole Hally scored all 14 of Davis' points in the first quarter, so coach Jay Welk did what you would expect him to do: He put his big men on the bench.

With underclassmen guards Abel Porter and Jesse Wade orchestrating the offense in the second stanza, the Darts built a 33-25 halftime lead as "second unit" players Alex Morrell, Chance Parker and Kyle Godderidge logged minutes.

The momentum carried on after halftime and set the stage for a 81-51 Region 1 rout of Fremont on Friday.

"We were scoring, but not getting stops and were only up two at the break," Welk said. "It was not a good matchup for us because their guys are tough to guard away from the basket. We need to focus on stopping people, not who is scoring."

Davis held the Silver Wolves to 3-of-17 from the floor in the pivotal second quarter and 34 percent shooting for the game.

The Darts outrebounded Fremont 44-23 and shot their best free throw percentage (12-of-14) this year.

Five Darts scored double figures, led by Wade with 17 (including four bombs) and Porter's 16. Morrell chipped in 14 while Koelliker and Hally both netted 10 points in limited minutes.

Fremont placed three players in double digits, with Justin Shaw and Kade Criswell scoring 11 each. Landon Scott had 10 points.

Region 5

* ROY 62, BONNEVILLE 57: At Washington Terrace, the hard-luck Lakers made two big runs at the Royals but fell in the rivalry game on Friday night.

David Hadley scored 15 points, Brekkott Chapman added 14 and two other Royals added eight apiece for Roy, a game behind Mountain Crest in the Region 5 race. Mason Rich scored 17 points, while Dakota Buckway added 12 for the Lakers.

Down 29-20 at halftime, the Lakers would not give up, taking a 42-40 lead after three quarters. Wilson Atagi played a key to the comeback.

* LOGAN 60, BOX ELDER 55: At Logan, the Grizzlies picked up a needed win over the visiting Bees. No other details were reported.

In the other league game, Sky View played at Mountain Crest, with the Mustang's Tyler Crosbie scoring a layup at the buzzer to give his team the 63-61 win. Crosbie scored 21 points.

 

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