OGDEN -- Granted, their competition is not always top-notch.
So all the two-time defending state 1-A champion Jayhawks can do is continue to win and put outside distractions aside.
St. Joseph, which dropped its Dec. 3, 2013, season opener to 2-A North Summit, has not lost a girls basketball game since.
The Jayhawks' winning streak reached 14 on Thursday following a 61-33 Region 18 runaway over Intermountain Christian in Father Neale Herrlich Gymnasium.
Despite limited minutes from its starters, St. Joseph (14-1 overall, 6-0 league) nearly matched its season-high point total.
The Jayhawks whipped West Ridge 63-13 on Jan. 23.
"We've been doing pretty well since losing our first game of the season," said St. Joseph junior combo guard Mady White. "In the first half, we got off to a good start. It was our best half of passing and we really shared the ball."
White scored 11 points on 3-of-7 shooting, including 2 of 2 from behind the arc.
"It's been different for me this season," she said. "Up until tonight, I was starting at shooting guard. Tonight I started at point guard and still played some '2.' I play about half-and-half between '2' and '1.' "
White had two rebounds, five assists and seven steals in just 2 1/2 quarters. She sat out the fourth quarter.
"We try to get fresh legs in there, and this is the deepest team we've had since I've been here," she said. "(Amanda) Higgs plays a '2' and (Kaili) Kashiwaeda plays a '1.' I'm the only one who plays both guard spots."
Since White's freshman year in 2011-12, the Jayhawks are 54-5.
"I like playing the '1' better. It's about getting assists and making contributions to other players," she said. "On the '2' side, it's scoring on an opponent and a challenge. I like challenging myself. I like the opportunity to score against other players."
St. Joseph shot 46.2 percent (25 of 54) -- 35.7 percent (5 of 14) on 3-point attempts -- with 25 rebounds, 20 assists, 20 steals and 11 turnovers.
Elizabeth Toman tossed in a game-high 16 points, going 8 of 12 from the floor, with five boards, five assists and two steals. Higgs hit 5 of 15 shots -- only 3 of 13 from deep -- with one rebound and five steals.
"We had a few defensive things we need to work on. Out of bounds plays and keeping them out of the paint," White said. "We're getting better each day in practice. Some games if we start out rough, we still get it going."
Freshman Kathleen Toman had eight points and four boards, and Ali Koehler finished with three points, seven rebounds, one assist and a steal for the Jayhawks.
"The three seniors (Jessica Bischoff, Danielle Shinaut and Elizabeth Toman) are really encouraging, pushing us to play hard," the 17-year-old White said. "We like to play an inside-outside game with Liz creating good shots for herself and others because she is a good post passer.
"Everyone pretty much wants to beat us," she said. "We still have a lot of things to work over the next two weeks. We don't see the competition like there is in Region 20 on a weekly basis, so we need to prepare for each game at state before we even start thinking about winning it again."
Anna Clement had a team-high 14 points for the Lions (5-9, 2-4), who are 2-5 in their last seven games. Courtney Leman added 11 points for Intermountain Christian, which shot 37.5 percent (12 of 32) and committed 27 turnovers.
* Mountain Crest 43, Ogden 25: At Ogden High, Xena Motes scored a team-high seven points for the Tigers (2-11, 0-7), on an eight-game skid.
The Mustangs are 9-5, 5-2.
* Bear River 51, Tooele 44: At Tooele, Alyssa Park splashed in 24 points with four 3-pointers for the Bears (12-7, 4-1), who won their third straight game.
The Buffaloes are 4-14, 2-3.
* Stansbury 47, Ben Lomond 24: At Ben Lomond High, Leanza Driscoll had a team-high nine points for the Scots (1-15, 0-5), who lost their 11th consecutive game.
The league-leading Stallions, who travel to Bear River on Feb. 6, are 12-7, 5-0 with five straight victories.
* Layton Christian 44, Waterford 28: At Sandy, Heather Martin-Chan scored a game-high 13 points for the Eagles (2-13, 2-3), who outscored the Ravens 26-17 during the first half.
Contact reporter Dennis Larsen at 801-625-4264, firstname.lastname@example.org.