ROY -- Twenty-three turnovers plus 16 missed free throws is not a good recipe for success.
Despite 3 of 11 fourth-quarter foul shooting, the Royals persevered Wednesday to hold off hot-shooting Bonneville 61-59 in a Region 5 barnburner in Ted Smith Gymnasium.
"The free throws were rough," said Roy High junior combo forward Blake Lamb. "They are something we need to work on. If we made them, it would make life a whole lot easier for us."
The Royals (11-3 overall, 4-0 league) were a woeful 15 of 31 at the free-throw line with a 23-8 turnover-to-assist ratio.
"If you had shown me those numbers before the game, I wouldn't like our chances," said Roy coach Dan McClure. "Hopefully, we'll learn from this and move forward. We have to be cleaner and be sharper in everything we do."
The Lakers (1-3, 4-10), facing a huge size disadvantage trying to combat Roy's length, splashed in 10 3-pointers. But Bonneville missed the front end of a one-and-one with 1.8 seconds remaining with Lamb grabbing the rebound.
"There were definitely nerves when they went to the line with a chance to tie the score," Lamb said. "There was nothing we could do but get the rebound. If he had made them both, we would have gone to overtime and we would have to win in OT.
"We knew they shot the 3-pointer, but didn't expect them to shoot like that," he said. "We needed to step out on their shooters and we didn't. We gave them too many open looks. We needed to put a hand in their face.
"Anytime you can get a region win, it's a big deal," Lamb said. "Region wins are hard to come by."
Extending their winning streak to five, the Lakers are tied with Box Elder for the league lead.
"We're excited to be 4-0 at this point," the 17-year-old Lamb said. "Our goal is to win region and every win puts us that much closer to achieving that goal. People got into foul trouble, Brekkott (Chapman) had to come out late in the game and we had to get stops.
"There was no real outstanding player," he said. "We each did what we needed to do to get the win. You have to battle through it, and we have to do better at the free-throw line."
The 6-foot-9 Chapman, a Utah signee, scored a team-high 16 points on 4-of-10 shooting with 16 rebounds. He also had two assists, one steal and six turnovers.
Lamb went 4 of 6 from the floor for 14 points with 13 boards, two assists, five steals and six turnovers. Chase DeBoer hit 4 of 10 shots -- 3 of 6 on 3-point attempts -- for 11 points with four turnovers.
The Royals shot 44.4 percent (20 of 45), including 37.5 percent (6 of 16) from behind the arc, with 44 rebounds and 10 steals.
Tyler Heaton had a game-high 18 points and four triples for the Lakers, who have lost three straight games.
Jared Ford finished with 11 points and Justin Porter put in three 3-pointers for Bonneville, which committed 13 turnovers.