Fremont shuts down previously hot Weber

Jan 25 2014 - 12:11am

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PLAIN CITY  -- The odds are relatively low for a team holding an opponent scoreless during a quarter.

Once-beaten Fremont has done it twice this season.

The league-leading Silver Wolves went on a 25-0 first-quarter blitz Friday and demolished cross-county rival Weber High 67-14 in a Region 1 runaway in the Wolf Den.

"I didn't expect anything like this today," said Fremont coach Lisa Dalebout, who started her high school coaching career at Weber. "I was nervous coming in. They were hot and confident and had been playing good basketball."

The Warriors were coming off a 46-45 home-court win over Syracuse on Jan. 17.

"We prepared better today and had really focused in our last two practices," Dalebout said. "We played a great team game today, and it helps when Shelbee (Molen) is feeling it. I thought her defense today was just outstanding."

Molen, a junior combo guard and BYU commit, came in with 44 3-pointers, ranking No. 2 in the state in girls basketball.

She splashed in 5 of 8 from beyond the arc, finishing with a game-high 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Molen also had four rebounds, three assists, one steal and a turnover for the Silver Wolves (14-1 overall, 6-0 league), who extended their winning streak to 12.

With the second half of Region 1 play starting Tuesday, Fremont has already surpassed last season's victory total.

"We came out flat against Syracuse (in a 49-32 road breakthrough on Jan. 21)," Dalebout said. "We feel like we didn't rebound very well, so we wanted to rebound better and contest shots better.

"Weber has some good shooters, so the defensive focus was on (Hanna) Johnson, (Abbie) O'Neill and (Hannah) Charlton," she said. "We did a good job of taking away Weber's strengths."

Hanna Johnson had two points. O'Neill and Charlton each went scoreless for the Warriors (2-14, 1-5), who only shot 12.5 percent (4 of 32) and 9.1 percent (1 of 11) on 3-point attempts, in being limited to a season-low point total.

Weber, 2-8 in its last eight games, committed 24 turnovers.

BYU signee Amanda Wayment, a senior center, was 5 of 12 from the floor for 11 points with nine boards. Harley Hansen had six points, three rebounds, three assists and four steals for the Silver Wolves, who shot 45.1 percent (28 of 62) -- 37.5 percent (6 of 16) from deep -- and outrebounded Weber 36-15.

Fremont senior power forward Kealani Sagapolu had six points and three boards; senior point guard McKenzie Burrows had five points, two rebounds, three assists, one steal and a turnover; and junior center Rylee Thompson had six points and seven boards.

The Silver Wolves, who are undefeated at home this season, had 20 assists, 14 steals and committed 13 turnovers.

* Syracuse 46, Northridge 45: At Syracuse, the Titans' Mateah Tuckett hit the game-winner with 6.4 seconds remaining. She scored a team-high 12 points with nine rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Demi Hamblin had nine points and seven boards and Taylor Coffey had nine points, 11 boards and four steals for Syracuse (7-8, 3-3).

Brittley Eldredge had a 14-point, 20-rebound double-double for the Knights (5-10, 1-5). Freshman Jessica Ellis had seven points, two boards, five assists and three steals.

Region 6

* Judge Memorial 53, Clearfield 32: At Clearfield, no Falcons' player reached double figures against Bulldogs.

Bailey Douglas scored eight points for Clearfield (3-11, 2-5).

Region 10

* MORGAN 78, PARK CITY 33: At Morgan, you know it's a blowout when the losing team dribbles out the last two minutes of the clock just to prevent the final margin from being worse than it already was.

Despite missing two starters, leading scorer Rashel Blazzard and forward Jessica Carter, the Trojans thrashed the Miners.

Younger sister Kate Blazzard started in place of Rashel and put up a game-high 20 points, including five 3-pointers. She scored Morgan's first 11 points in the second half as the Trojans' lead ballooned to 49-25.

"Kate is probably one of our best spot-up shooters," Morgan coach Brad Matthews said. "It was good for her confidence, a sophomore who doesn't get a ton of time, with so many older guards above her that play well. It was good to see that from her."

Breanna Hurlbut scored 16 points for Morgan (15-1, 3-0). Alli Tonks added 13 with three 3s, Aubrey Saunders had 11 points and Lisa VanCampen tossed in nine points for the Trojans, who splashed in 10 3-pointers in their eighth consecutive victory.

Standard-Examiner correspondent Jon Yorgason contributed to this article.

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