LAYTON -- The bitter streak is over.
Senior Brittley Eldredge tallied a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds, senior Janessa Cannell added eight points and nine rebounds, and the Northridge High girls basketball team snapped a 22-game losing streak against Region 1 opponents Tuesday with a 46-30 win over slumping Weber.
Northridge's last Region 1 victory prior to Tuesday night was against Roy on Feb. 11, 2011.
"It was crazy because I've been starting for the past three years, so to have our first win -- it was just such a bonding experience, number one, but then it helps to motivate us to get better in the region," Eldredge said. "We're not satisfied yet. We're going to try and get more region wins."
Northridge sophomore Ashley Hayes contributed just four points but played suffocating defense on junior Abbie O'Neill, Weber's leading scorer entering the game. O'Neill was held scoreless the entire first half.
"Ashley's by far my best defender," Northridge coach Chris Smith said. "Athletic, she's hungry, she's young and she's strong. It's that simple. She's a sophomore but she's a go-getter. She's an animal."
O'Neill used solid defense of her own to get some easy transition layups and become more of a factor in the second half, finishing the game with eight points, but wasn't able to put the end result in question.
Northridge led by as many as 20 late in the fourth quarter.
"I knew she was their player," Smith said. "She's averaging 11 points a game and she led every game in scoring, so I wanted to make it difficult. Make somebody else beat us."
Senior Hannah Charlton led Weber with 11 points, but most of that came in the fourth quarter with Northridge in complete control.
Along with snapping its Region 1 losing streak, Northridge also ended a six-game losing streak to Weber with the victory.
Weber has now lost five straight.
After a relatively competitive first quarter, Northridge (5-6, 1-1 Region 1) exploded in the second -- outscoring Weber 14-2 to build a commanding 25-8 halftime lead. Weber (1-11, 0-2 Region 1) shot a woeful 13.6 percent (3 of 22) in the first half.
"We got to get better every quarter," Smith said. "You can't just match the intensity, you got to surpass. You can't let them stay in play with you.
"If you let them stay in play with you, bad things happen. You got to just go out there and give it all you got. We're hungry. We want to win. I told them this was a must-win game."
Eldredge scored nine of her 16 total points in the second half, helping to make sure Weber stayed behind at a comfortable distance.
"Brittley's a beast," Smith said. "She's by far probably the best defensive player in the state, in my opinion. Best rebounder, she's physical, she's smart, she's aggressive. I have nothing but good things to say about her, and I think she leads by example."
* SYRACUSE 50, VIEWMONT 49: At Bountiful, the Titans squeaked past the Vikings as Demi Hamblin and Jayda Bovero each scored 12 points and Taylor Coffey had a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double.
Darbi Farrell led all scorers with 14 points for Viewmont.
* ROY 70, BOX ELDER 67: At Brigham City, two stars lit it up before the Royals escaped with a close win on the road.
Box Elder's Keslee Stevenson won the scoring battle with 37 points, but Roy's Kaitlyn Hurley got the victory to go with her 35 points. Hurley went 15 of 18 from the free throw line, while Shelby Harvey added 16 for the Royals.
Stevenson hit six 3-pointers and Casey Quayle contributed 10 points for the Bees in a game that came down to the final quarter.
* MOUNTAIN CREST 35, OGDEN 26: At Hyrum, Xena Motes had a team-high 11 points but the Tigers couldn't keep up in a road loss.
* CLEARFIELD 73, EAST 71 (4OT): At Salt Lake City, Bailey Douglas had 25 points as the Falcons finally prevailed after four overtimes.
Sharnell Thomas had 15 points and Taisia Timms added 10 more for Clearfield in the epic battle.
Laina Suesue and Aloma Solovi scored 17 points apiece and Lavinia Tuai had 14 for East.
* HIGHLAND 64, WOODS CROSS 52: At Salt Lake City, four Wildcats scored in double figures but it wasn't enough to topple the Rams.
Aubree Riddle and Halle Smith each scored 14 points to pace Woods Cross, while Haylee McKenna had 13 and Kylea Tauayaina had 10.
* BOUNTIFUL 54, CYPRUS 45: At Magna, the Braves braved the road atmosphere to earn a win.
Tiana Dougher had 18 points and Kennedy Redding had 17 for Bountiful.
* ST. JOSEPH 51, MAESER 28: At Ogden, the Jayhawks picked up a region win at home.
* MORGAN 74, TOOELE 30: At Tooele, Lisa VanCampen tossed in 18 points, Savanna Brooks and Brookelyn Hurlbut had 11 each and Aubrey Saunders added 10 for Morgan in an easy road win.