PLAIN CITY — As season openers go, Fremont took care of business against a worthy opponent from a smaller school Tuesday.
Dallin Hall scored 21 points and the Silver Wolves used timely shots in the second quarter to slowly creep away from defending 3A champion Ridgeline (now in 4A) for a 74-62 victory.
“It was good to get out on the court and play somebody else. We gained some experience tonight,” Fremont head coach Corey Melaney said. “We’ve got to learn to stay out of foul trouble and be a little smarter with the lead, but I like our team … I think we can play slow, we can play fast. We have some good options.”
Hall and Cade Hadley each knocked down three 3-pointers in the win. Fremont led 31-21 at halftime and 49-35 after three quarters before outlasting the RiverHawks in a high-scoring fourth frame.
“The second quarter was pretty good for us,” Melaney said. “We didn’t take care of the ball really well, so we need to do better there, but we did a great job on the boards.”
Hadley and Clint Anderson each finished with 12 for Fremont.
Kyler Bush totaled 11 points and 12 rebounds, while Anderson added nine boards. Baylor Harrop dished six assists.
Breck Jackson led Ridgeline with 18 points.
Fremont picks up play next Tuesday with a game at American Fork.
WEBER 64, LOGAN 51
LOGAN — Weber used a 19-10 third quarter to extend a six-point halftime lead to 15 and put away Logan on the road.
Brandon Capener scored 18, Austin Bartholomew added 16 and Ryken Nye scored 13 to lead the Warriors.
DAVIS 66, BOUNTIFUL 63
KAYSVILLE — In a back-and-forth contest, Davis outscored Bountiful 23-18 in the fourth quarter to claim the home win.
Despite trailing 30-27 at the half and falling behind by 12 early in the third quarter, Bountiful took a 45-43 lead into the fourth quarter before the Darts pulled away in the final frame.
Josh Sanders had 17 points and five rebounds to lead Davis. Tyson Garff scored 16 while Brendon Redford tallied 15 points and nine rebounds for the Darts.
Camron Chism led the Braves with a game-high 19 points on five 3s. Jadon Chism tallied 14 points and Brig Willard added 13 points and three rebounds for Bountiful.
BEAR RIVER 74, MORGAN 61
MORGAN — Bear River took a 44-36 halftime lead and cruised to the road win at Morgan.
Jake Dahle scored 23 points to lead Bear River, while sophomores Mark Huber and Ren Fonnsbeck added 18 and 13, respectively.
Cade Russell let Morgan with 25 points and Tyson Hurd added 11.
CYPRUS 56, BEN LOMOND 55
OGDEN — Ben Lomond led 32-25 at the half but Cyprus fought back to notch the opening-night road win.
Sudan Puk led Ben Lomond with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Juan Espinoza tallied 10 points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal, while Stephon Watson posted eight points and eight boards for the Scots.
ROCKWELL 48, UTAH MILITARY 30
RIVERDALE — Rockwell took a 26-9 lead into the halftime break and held on for the win at Utah MIlitary Academy.
SKY VIEW 66, BONNEVILLE 57
WASHINGTON TERRACE — Sky View built a 35-28 halftime lead and held it from there to win at Bonneville.
Hank Bushell led Bonneville with 11 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Kinnon Finder added 10 points and three rebounds, while Elijah Mason scored 10 for the Lakers.
VIEWMONT 79, CLEARFIELD 36
CLEARFIELD — Viewmont held Clearfield to four points in the first quarter and cruised to a big road win Tuesday.
Josh Mordue knocked down seven 3-pointers on the way to a game-high 28 points for Viewmont, adding two rebounds, two assists and one steal. Mordue didn’t miss a shot, going 9 of 9 from the field, 7 of 7 from deep and 3 of 3 from the free-throw line.
Jaxon Wilding tallied nine points, while Chandler Cox and Spencer Gasser each posted seven points and two boards for the Vikings.
Chandler Kotter led Clearfield with 16 points and three rebounds. Riley Cearley added one point and five rebounds for the Falcons.
GREEN CANYON 69, OGDEN 41
NORTH LOGAN — Green Canyon outscored Ogden 42-15 in the first half on the way to the home victory.
Keon Berghout led Ogden with 18 points while Carson White added 6.
LONE PEAK 88, BOX ELDER 59
OREM — Lone Peak took a 43-35 lead into the halftime break and ran away in the second half for a win over Box Elder in a tournament game played at Utah Valley University.
Max Watson scored 25 points to lead Box Elder.
SYRACUSE 71, WOODS CROSS 51
SYRACUSE — Brock Gilbert scored 17 points and dished eight assists, and Syracuse sprinted past Woods Cross in the second half for a home win.
Woods Cross led by two at halftime but Syracuse outscored the Wildcats 45-23 in the final half.
Rudy Casias scored 15 and Jacob Godfrey added 12 for the Titans. Kingston Williams hauled in 14 rebounds in the win.
Justin Johnson contributed to score reports.