Boys' basketball: Lancers lose lead to Eagles

Dec 31 2010 - 12:55am

LAYTON -- Apparently Layton High couldn't handle the prosperity.

The Lancers took their only lead of the game at 17-16 early in the second stanza and then watched Skyline play out a 14-2 run for most of the rest of the quarter, a deficit that they never recovered from.

Going on a 7-0 spurt of its own to close out the half, Layton got close but still dropped a 59-53 non-league encounter to the Eagles on Thursday evening.

"We missed a couple of gimmies around the rim and couldn't get over the hump," said Layton coach Kelby Miller. "These things happen sometimes and it feels like there's a lid on the basket."

"We made a conscious effort to go inside and weren't able to finish; that's important, especially in a close game," Miller added.

Rees Checketts did have some success in the middle and came away with 15 points to lead the Lancers (3-4 overall). Eric Campbell also notched double digits with 12 counters and Brandon Kida netted eight.

Jaden Jackson led all scorers with 24 points for the Eagles.

Heading back in to region play next week, "the main thing we need to do is develop consistency; we've played well at times, but we need to play well for 32 minutes," Miller said.

* DAVIS 64, JUDGE MEMORIAL 44: At Salt Lake City, the Darts' early-season shooting woes seem to be a thing of the past. With 10 3-pointers, Davis won an easy road battle to improve to 5-3 overall.

Trever Webb and Jace Johnson tallied a dozen points each for Davis. The Darts broke the game open with a 20-9 second-quarter run. Webb added seven rebounds while Jace Turner added seven points and four assists.

Jacob Gondrezick led Judge Memorial with 16 points.

* SKY VIEW 57, MORGAN 42: At Smithfield, the Bobcats' size impacted the Trojans, who never got their high-powered offense revved up.

Casey Evans scored 17 points, while Dallin Schenck added eight.

But the rest of the Morgan (6-4) roster managed 17 points as the Trojans were unable to run their fast break.

Sky View (4-2) outscored Morgan 31-20 after halftime. Jalen Moore scored 14 for the Bobcats; Ty Nielsen added a dozen points.

* WOODS CROSS 56, SYRACUSE 51 (OT): At Woods Cross, Ryan Anderson took over for Woods Cross in the extra period and the Wildcats hit 12-of-14 free throws down the stretch for the narrow victory.

Anderson finished with 16 points and Austin Bankowski had 19 in the victory.

Zach Hunsaker added 10 points.

Jared Hall led Syracuse (5-3) with a team-high 19 points in the loss.

Nick Winegar added 15 points, and Diante Mitchell added 10 points. Wade Rassmussen was limited to five points.

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