OGDEN — Bonneville girls hoops posted yet another blowout victory Friday evening, going on the road to defeat Ben Lomond 67-33.
Junior Jenna Czarnecki led all scorers with 21 points and five 3-pointers, while Ashley Croyle chipped in 17 points to lead Bonneville.
The Lakers have now won 11 of their last 12 games and, most notably, held their opponents under 35 points for the fourth straight game — and the ninth such effort of the season.
“At the end of the day, we pride ourselves on our defense,” Bonneville head coach Ty Dunyon said. “I think we really try to preach that ... in hopes that it will be beneficial to us in the long run.”
Ben Lomond (4-15, 2-8 Region 11) has lost its second straight since an overtime win over Park City.
“(The girls) are doing better at keeping a better attitude,” Ben Lomond head coach Chelsye Saulsberry said. "Even when we’re down really low, they’re doing better. We’re just trying to make small improvements from last year.”
Bonneville (15-5, 9-1) established itself early as a 3-pointer sealed the first quarter and put the Lakers ahead 17-8.
Multiple turnovers kept Ben Lomond from making any impact on the scoreboard as the Lakers’ pesky hands altered every attempt to funnel offense through senior post player LaDeitra Hobson. Hobson narrowed the lead to 20-11 through free throws before consecutive Bonneville 3s pushed the lead to 15.
The 3s were the beginning of an 11-0 run that pushed Bonneville’s lead to 20 before Ben Lomond junior Rachael Cox nailed a pair of free throws to stop the drought. But Bonneville went into halftime with a 33-13 lead. Czarnecki’s hot shooting single-handedly matched Ben Lomond’s scoring with 13 points.
Bonneville’s domination continued out of the gate in the second half. A pair of free throws from Karly Conolly marked an 8-2 run to start and pushed the lead to 26. The Lakers started to pour it on again when a layup from junior Genevieve Jenkins made it a 34-point difference and the Laker lead grew to 51-15 after three quarters.
Ben Lomond’s offense, which had gone without a field goal the entire second and third quarters, finally made a shot from the field when junior Hayden Abbott sank a jumper with under five minutes remaining after the Lakers had extended their lead to 40. The Scots' shots started to gradually fall, but far too late.
Hobson led the Scots with 10 points in the losing effort.
Bonneville's lone region loss was a double-digit defeat at Juan Diego, which Dunyon said “opened up our kids’ eyes.” Bonneville has won its last two games by more than 30 points.
The Lakers travel to face Ogden next Friday before a rematch with Juan Diego. Ben Lomond travels to face Stansbury on Tuesday.