Wolves, Lakers earn big wins at Burchell

Dec 7 2013 - 1:21am


WASHINGTON TERRACE -- First-round blowouts were the story line Friday in the 26th annual Harry Burchell Classic.

Undefeated Fremont cruised to a lopsided 49-point victory, while state 4-A runner-up Bonneville won by 35 points to set up today's championship game of the four-team high school girls basketball tournament at Bonneville High.

The Silver Wolves (2-0 overall) and Lakers (2-1) tangle at 3 p.m. with Bonneville seeking its third straight tournament title. Bear River and Cyprus play in the 1 p.m. consolation game.

* Bonneville 57, Cyprus 22: The Lakers' Kayla Eilertson and newcomer Shayla Simpson combined for 21 points, just one shy of the Pirates' total.

"It was good to get back on track after losing (45-41 at Skyline on Tuesday)," said Bonneville coach Mike Russell. "We were just really flat Tuesday. We came out with more energy tonight. We had two good practices (Wednesday and Thursday) and refocused.

"We're young and we have a new player in our system," he said. "Our defense was better tonight. We started in man-to-man and mixed it up, but we played mostly man."

Eilertson scored a game-high 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting with two blocks. Simpson, who transferred from Layton Christian and lives in Bonneville's boundaries, hit 3 of 5 shots and went 4 of 5 at the free-throw line for 10 points.

Senior point guard Cortney Porter, who has signed with the U.S. Air Force Academy, tossed in nine points with two 3-pointers. She also had 11 rebounds, seven assists, five steals and only two turnovers for the Lakers, who only shot 32.7 percent (18 of 55) -- 23.8 percent (5 of 21) on 3-point attempts -- outrebounded Cyprus 46-30 and committed 14 turnovers.

"We have a tough (non-league) schedule which will help our maturity, so losing (Tuesday) wasn't a bad thing. It helped us refocus," Russell said. "I have high expectations for this team with a lot of experience back from last season.

"We're pretty balanced with more of a post presence with Sam (Filiaga) and Abby (Toller) both back. We like to go inside," he said. "I was disappointed with our shot selection; we took too many 3s. We have some young guards, and they will learn when to take the 3-pointer or not as the season progresses."

Filiaga had eight points and three blocks; Toller had five points and six boards.

* Fremont 75, Bear River 26: Junior combo guard Shelbee Molen, a BYU commit, splashed in a game-high 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting. She was 3 of 5 from deep with seven assists.

"I need to come out and play my hardest, try to score and get my teammates to score," said the 17-year-old Molen. "I'm a little more confident this season with a year of being in the system and knowing what to expect.

"We actually didn't know that much about Bear River," she said. "We knew we couldn't overlook them. Coach (Lisa Dalebout) does a good job of helping us keep our heads on straight."

BYU signee Amanda Wayment went 8 of 13 from the floor for 18 points. She also had nine rebounds and four steals for the Silver Wolves, who shot 44.4 percent (28 of 63) -- 33.3 percent (4 of 12) from 3-point range -- with 36 boards, 24 assists, 16 steals and 15 turnovers.

Sydnee Ward added 11 points, point guard McKenzie Burrows dished out five assists with a triple and Kealani Sagapolu had five points and seven rebounds.

Alyssa Park had nine points for the winless Bears (0-3), who committed 25 turnovers while scoring eight first-half points.

* LONE PEAK 50, WEBER 33: At Pleasant View, the Warriors put up perhaps their best effort of the young season but ran out of gas.

Kelsey McCann scored 23 points, including a couple of back-breaking 3-pointers, to boost Copper Hills to victory.

The Warriors trailed by five -- 26-21 -- at halftime but made a couple good runs in the second half.

Abbie O'Neill scored a dozen points and Megan Bedwell chipped in with nine points for the Warriors.

* LAYTON 43, BOUNTIFUL 32: At Bountiful, the Lancers picked up a road win against a Davis County rival with a stifling defnse in the final quarter.

Layton led 28-20 at halftime, but Bountiful cut the edge to 35-32 after three quarters. But the Braves would score just two points the rest of the way.

Layton's Maddi Smith led all scorers with 22 points. Taylor Moore added nine points.

Kennedy Redding led Bountiful with a dozen points, while Tiana Dougher added 11 points.

* MORGAN 62, RICHFIELD 53: At Morgan, the Trojans took charge in the first game of the Morgan Winter Classic.

Rashel Blazzard scored 22 points, Breanna Hurlbut added 14 and the Trojans built a 32-27 halftime edge. The teams combined for 12 3-pointers in the contest. Hurlbut helped Morgan's cause with several big offensive boards.

Kambri Jensen scored 15 points, and Madison Utley added 14 for Richfield.

In the early game, Judge Memorial defeated Carbon 52-35. In today's games, Judge and Richfield will meet in the noon game, followed by the Morgan-Carbon game.

* ST. JOSEPH 39, BRYCE VALLEY 31: At St. Joseph High, the Jayhawks won the first three quarters but had to battle to the final buzzer.

On a cold-shooting night, Liz Tomon led St. Joseph with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Amanda Higgs added 10 points, while Mady White contributed seven points and five rebounds. The Jayhawks went 11 of 20 at the foul line.

Ashlee Chynoweth led Bryce Valley with 16 points.

* VIEWMONT 46, WEST JORDAN 27: At West Jordan, the Vikings jumped ahead and stayed there against the Jaguars.

Caitlyn Larsen went off for a game-high 22 points. Katie Toole added 10 points for Viewmont.

Laura Cruz netted eight points to pace the Jaguars.

* LOGAN 68, TOOELE 48: At Uintah, the Grizzlies pounced in the second quarter at the Uintah Classic.

Logan drilled 11 3-pointers and used a 22-4 run in the second quarter.

Megan Mills led all scorers with 16 points. Kayla Hugie and Kathleen Miller each had 14 for Logan.

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