Davis gets bench play in victory

Dec 21 2013 - 12:46am


KAYSVILLE -- That's a wrap.

The Darts put a bow on a three games in three nights pre-Christmas package and all of the elves got to play as Davis High put the Cottonwood Colts out to pasture 73-45 on Friday evening.

"We normally don't like to play three nights in a row, but we have a rotation (alternating home games every year) with some of these teams and we have to play when our gym is available," said Davis coach Jay Welk. "We're now 7-1 and have played eight games in 17 days, but we work hard in practice, are in good physical condition and it has paid off."

With the big cushion, Davis was able to dig deep into its bench and everyone got into the game.

"Our bench is getting better; everyone is getting better, even the starters. We're not the team we want to be; we just want to continue to improve," Welk added.

Junior Jesse Wade, who scored 10 points against Roy on Thursday, splashed home 14 in the first five minutes and 11 more in the third quarter on his way to a career-high tying 25 points in only 18 plus minutes on the court.

Wade put up an astounding stat line, leading the team in rebounds with seven, dishing out five assists, had four steals, no turnovers and went 6-of-8 from beyond the 3-point arc.

Senior center Elijah Kletzli also scored in double figures with 19 points on 9-of-10 from the floor, amazingly his first missed field goal on a Friday night this entire month.

Davis jumped to a 28-12 first period lead and outrebounded Cottonwood 17-8 in the initial half, including 10 offensive boards resulting in 11 second-chance points and took 32 shots compared to the Colts' 17.

After giving away a big lead late in the game on Thursday, Davis actually expanded its bulge to 30 points in the fourth quarter on Friday and kept the Colts at bay by shooting 68.4 percent in the second half and 58.8 percent for the game, while holding Cottonwood to 38.9 percent on the night.

* WOODS CROSS 56, FREMONT 50: At Plain City, Woods Cross took an early 20-7 lead in the first quarter and never let up.

Jackson Pohlman led the way with 17 points and nine boards. Xequille Harry added 14 points with three rebounds.

Bryce Graves scored 14 points, while Justin Shaw added a dozen and Kole Clvert chipped in with nine points.

* LAYTON 60, COPPER HILLS 55 (OT): At West Jordan, down early, Layton opened the second half on a 17-7 run to get back in the game and pull off the OT victory.

Mike Hibbert led the Lancers with 20 points while Jarriesse Blackmon added 14. Malcom Petty chipped in with 10 for Layton, whiche went 20 of 23 at the foul line.

Preston Sanchez netted a game-high 21 points for the Grizzlies.

* OLYMPUS 87, BOX ELDER 58: At Salt Lake City, Jake Lindsay scored 26 points in the Titans' big win over Box Elder.

Shad Watson scored 15, Darius McFarland added 14 and Daniel Diderickson added 11 for the Bees.

* GRANTSVILLE 62, OGDEN 59 (OT): At Ogden, Grantsville used a big fourth-quarter rally, outscoring Ogden 23-14, to force overtime where it eventually sealed the win behind Devin Adams' 26-point performance.

Kameron Laird led Ogden with 11 points, Truman Miller added 10 and Nicholas Crowtown added three 3-pointers for nine points.

* DUCHESNE 59, ST. JOSEPH 45: At Ogden, the Jayhawks started slow, made a strong third-quarter surge, then fell behind again to lose on their home court.

Nick Gruet scored 22 points with four boards and two steals for St. Joseph. Chris O'Brien added 10 points, while Thomas Emenger chipped in with seven points and eight rebounds.

* LAYTON CHRISTIAN 56, WEST 49: At Salt Lake City, the Eagles smacked the tournament hosts with a huge first-half outburst.

Christian Musoko scored 16 points to go with 13 rebounds and three blocks. Quinn Witheria added 14 points and 12 boards.

In other Panther Classic games, East edged Syracuse 58-53, and Logan romped past Canyon View 70-46.

* BEAR RIVER 62, SOUTH SUMMIT 46: At Garland, Landon Cornwall and McKade Mitton combined for 26 points to lead Bear River to the lopsided win over South Summit.

Beau Rydalch netted a game-high 22 points in the loss.


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