Warriors celebrate after beating Knights

Feb 15 2013 - 11:38pm

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PLEASANT VIEW -- With a sea of Weber supporters surrounding them, the Warriors cut down the net after clinching at least a share of Weber's first Region 1 title since 1997, defeating Northridge by a final score of 58-57 Friday.

It was another classic at the Connolly Gym, which hosted yet another overtime finish.

The Knights were led early by junior guard Jacob Bigler who opened the game hitting his first four shots from beyond the arc, helping Northridge to an early 10-point lead. Bigler finished with 25 points off of and 8 of 16 effort from 3-land.

The Knights also got help from senior forwards Preston Christensen with 16 points and Dallas Bond who added 12.

After shooting an incredible 68.8 percent from outside in the first half, the Knights were held to a combined 24 percent from the field in the second half and overtime while only scoring 21 points during that time.

The Warriors, trailing by 9 at the break, came back to win the third quarter 16 to 8. Weber was led by senior guard Hayden Schenck who scored 17 points, while adding 7 assists and 7 rebounds. The Warriors also got scoring help from seniors Jordan Jones who added 16 points and 7 rebounds while Jaren McKnight and Garret Beckey both contributed 10. Beckey also added 11 rebounds for Weber.

"Every one of our seniors made a big play in overtime," Weber coach Mark Larsen said. "There's not a better way for them to go out on their night."

"This has been a dream of ours since we were little, to win a region championship at Weber High," Schenck said. "It's an honor to do it with my best friends."

Weber High now has a chance to claim the region title outright with a win over Layton on Tuesday.

Region 6

* CLEARFIELD 47, CYPRUS 45: At Clearfield, getting that little extra boost at home, the Falcons won a nail-biter with the Pirates.

A well-balanced scoring attack helped the Clearfield get the win. Kyler Moore led the Falcons with 11 points with three 3-pointers while Jordan Nuffer added nine and Bruce Bitter checked in with eight.

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