Girls' basketball: Syracuse thrashes host Roy

Jan 28 2011 - 12:22am

ROY -- The world needs more winners.

Defending state 5-A champion Syracuse High is holding up its end of the deal after Thursday's 77-36 Region 1 runaway victory over the fading Royals.

The two-time defending league champion Titans, who are ranked No. 24 by USA Today and are the state's highest-scoring girls basketball team, extended their winning streak to 41 games dating back to the 2009-10 season.

"We gave effort, we got on the floor, pushed it and ran the floor," Syracuse junior power forward Makenlee Williams said. "We played Syracuse basketball today."

Williams splashed in a career-high 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting, including 2-of-4 on 3-point attempts. She also had five rebounds, four assists, five steals and two blocks.

Kiana Fonua finished with 14 points, five boards, four assists and four steals for the Titans, who shot 41.3 percent (31-of-75), were 27.3 percent (3-of-11) from downtown and outrebounded Roy 38-30. Brittney Martin, the state's No. 8 scorer averaging 20.88 points per game, got into early foul trouble. She had a career-low three points and didn't play in the fourth quarter.

Martin, who was double-teamed by the Royals, grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds with two assists and four steals.

Syracuse, which is the lone undefeated 5-A team, swiped 23 steals.

Bryce Mitchell scored a team-high 10 points with two 3-pointers for Roy, which shot 30.0 percent (12-of-40) and committed 27 turnovers.

Region 11

* MORGAN 71, BEN LOMOND 30: At Ogden, the Scots battled tooth-and-nail but the Trojans pulled away in the second half to rout the host team.

Ashley Garfield tallied 28 points -- including a 10-for-10 effort at the foul line, while Becca Rees hit a pair of 3-pointer to finish with 12 for Morgan. McKenzie Schenk added 10 points for the Trojans, who went on a 25-6 run in third quarter.

Taylor Hughes had 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Kambri Broad and Lindsey James added eight points apiece.

* BEAR RIVER 62, GRANTSVILLE 49: At Grantsville, the Bears took care of business on the road, holding off a fast-closing Grantsville team.

Bear River led 54-28 after three quarters before turning the game over to the reserves. Only a 14-of-32 effort at the foul line marred the win. Kelli Smart scored 12 points, while Shaunie Owen added 11 and Karah Jeppesen added nine. In all, 11 Bears found the scoring column.

Raeann Langston led Grantsville with 12. In the other region game, Judge Memorial topped Juan Diego 56-46.

Region 14

* SOUTH SUMMIT 52, LAYTON CHRISTIAN 40: At Kamas, the Eagles battled to the buzzer but came up a few points short.

Lize Dempsey scored 15 points for Layton Christian, now 5-4 in league play, 5-11 overall.

Region 17

* CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 46, ST. JOSEPH 41: At Ogden, the Crusaders stayed perfect on the season but faced a strong upset bid from the Jayhawks.

After a slow offensive start for both teams, Christian Heritage (5-0 league, 14-0 overall) built a 30-23 edge going into the final quarter. St. Joseph got it close but never get over the hump.

Emilie Volk tallied 24 points for the Crusaders, who went just 18-of-34 from the foul line. Breanna Hurlbut added nine.

Katie Berry scored 14 points for St. Joseph (3-2 league, 9-6 overall). Katie Panushka chipped in with 10 points.

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