PLAIN CITY -- For the third straight year, Wahlquist and Rocky Mountain junior high schools squared off for the Weber School District girls basketball championship.
And for the third year in a row, the Wahlquist Eagles earned the district championship, posting a convincing win over the Grizzlies during March 26 action at Fremont High School.
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"These girls have worked so hard to get to this point and I am extremely proud and happy for them," said coach Rex Romander
The Eagles fell behind 2-0 early with a layup from the Grizzlies' Ryley Ball, but answered right back with their leading scorer Melanie Graves.
The Eagles never looked back, leading 9-5 at the end of the first quarter.
With Graves in early foul trouble, it looked like the Grizzlies might make a run. But it was the Eagles that made a run, led by Katie Stimpson and Kaeli Townsend outscoring the Grizzlies 14-5 for a 23-11 haltime lead.
The second half had no letdown as Graves, Townsend and Erin Doxey led the way for Wahlquist offensively.
Daelynn Sagapolu, Mindi Hunt, and Georgia Giordano led the Eagles defensively with their hustle and rebounding.
Hunt finished with nine rebounds and seven steals, while Sagapolu finished with eight rebounds, five steals and three points. Giordano added three rebounds, three steals and two points.
Wahlquist and Rocky should both be teams to contend with for next year. The schools feed Fremont High School which just finished third in state and returns four out of five starters for next year.
Graves and Townsend led the Eagles with 12 points each, while Doxey added eight and Katie Stimpson had seven.
Skyla Kimber led Rocky Mountain with nine points, while Karstyn Peterson added five and Ball had three.