MORGAN -- Now every team in Region 11 knows how it feels to get blown out by the Morgan Trojans.
Halfway through league play, the Trojans have faced all five opponents and have an average margin of victory of 45.2 points. The only "nail-biter" was a 31-point win at Judge Memorial.
On Thursday, the Bear River Bears visited Morgan and received the same treatment -- a 37-point win by the Trojans, 84-47.
McDonalds All-American nominee Ashley Garfield scored all 20 of her points in the first half to lead Morgan's attack. She also had seven assists, five rebounds, four blocks and three steals.
Bears coach Van Park has watched Garfield play for several years and knew what she was capable of. The Bear River players, unfortunately, got caught watching as well.
"You can see she loves the game and she's just so smart with the ball," Park said.
The Trojans took an eight-point lead after one period and put the game out of reach with a 14-0 start to the second quarter. The Trojans' unselfish play led to numerous easy layups and open looks at the basket.
"It's fun to watch this team because they pass the ball so well," Morgan coach Brad Matthews said. "We don't want a good shot. We want the best shot. If another girl has the best shot, then give her the ball. And they do it very well."
Shaelee Pentz had a strong outing for Morgan with a season-high 19 points. Kelsey Henry came off the bench to score 18 -- also a season-high, while Rachael Johnson finished with 13 rebounds, six assists and five points. Becca Rees added five points, five steals and seven assists.
Kelli Smart led the Bears with 11 points, nine in the first half. Shaunie Owen added 10 points and Jessica Olsen finished with eight.
* BEN LOMOND 58, JUAN DIEGO 42: At Ogden, after the adrenaline of a rivalry game wore off, the Scots got down to business and played a strong game to pull away from the Soaring Eagle.
Taylor Hughes and Kambri Broad led the offensive onslaught with 46 points between them, and Lindsey James paced a strong defensive effort for the Scots.
Hughes had 25 points, while Broad added 21 and 16 rebounds. James helped the Scots' zone shut down Juan Diego's post players.
* NORTH SUMMIT 60, LAYTON CHRISTIAN 24: At Layton, the young Eagles struggle against the Summit County team, falling behind 23-5 after one quarter.
Barbara Tortella led LCA (3-10 overall, 3-3 league) with seven points, while Liz Dempsey and Zakia Harris paced the defense.
* CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, INTERMOUNTAIN CHRISTIAN 37: At Salt Lake City, the Crusaders won a nail-biter to remain unbeaten at 12-0.
Emilie Volk scored 13 points to pace the Crusaders, 3-0 in league play; Brittany Hurlbut added 11.
* ST. JOSEPH 66, WEST RIDGE 16: At Ogden, the Jayhawks improved to 8-5 overall, 2-1 in league play with the win.