WASHINGTON TERRACE — In a season of struggles for the Ogden girls basketball team, something finally went right Tuesday evening.
Emalee Lawrence made a layup as time expired and the Tigers held off a furious Bonneville rally to capture a 52-50 road victory over the Lakers.
“I was really nervous about making it, but I was in the right spot and knew we had won the game,” Lawrence said. “Every basketball player should make that shot and there was a lot of pressure on it.”
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Lawrence’s layup quelled a 7-0 Laker comeback that ultimately tied the game at 50 on a pair of clutch free throws by Talia Afuvai with 22.8 seconds remaining.
Bonneville’s Bailee Wooden then blocked a shot and the Lakers had possession with 3.3 seconds left, but when the teams came back from a timeout, the officials had adjusted the clock to 5.2 seconds.
“It took three whistles to get the clock stopped and the officials went back and got it right,” Ogden coach Scott Yetter said. “It’s a good thing they added the time or we would not have gotten the shot off.”
Lawrence’s winning basket was set up by a steal from Aleah Knowles on Bonneville’s inbound pass.
”Taylor (Abbott) was playing centerfield at mid-court and made it tough to get the ball in,” Yetter explained. “(Bonneville) had to make a different pass than they planned, and Aleah made a great read and made a great pass to Emalee. I was so excited; my first thought was, ‘It has got to go in.’”
“I thought Aleah would take it all the way in or make a free throw,” Lawrence said. “She made a pass through traffic and it was first, catch the ball, second get it up as fast as I can. It’s a great way to end the season, especially against a region rival.”
Ogden (4-16 overall, 2-10 Region 5) swept the season series against the Lakers (1-18, 0-11).
Junior guard Daisy Barker led the Tigers with 13 points, Lawrence scored eight and Mia Van Tassell came off the bench to net nine on a trio of 3-pointers.
Bonneville freshman Jenna Czarnecki lit up the scoreboard with 15 points on five 3-pointers while Haley Shivers scored 13. Afuvai added nine, including five in Bonneville’s 7-0 run that tied the game late.
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FREMONT 56, WEBER 35
The Silver Wolves (7-4 Region 1) outscored the Warriors (4-7) 14-8 in the second quarter and 15-6 in the fourth.
Rylee Torman added 10 points for Fremont and Karstyn Peterson pulled down 11 rebounds.
Taylor Morris scored 19 points to lead Weber.
BOUNTIFUL 36, HIGHLAND 33
SALT LAKE CITY — After spotting the Rams a 29-23 lead to start the fourth quarter, the Braves came back and won the road region contest.
Jaimee Stahle led Bountiful (7-4 Region 5) with 14 points and Kieran Gillans added eight.
The win gives the Braves the Region 5 third seed in the state tournament and also guarantees the Box Elder Bees at least a share of the Region 5 championship.
DAVIS 54, SYRACUSE 52
SYRACUSE — After trailing 21-16 at the half, the Darts used a 26-18 third quarter to take control and hold off the Titans.
Teuila Alofipo led Davis (7-5 Region 2) with 17 points and Lindsey Reich added 14. The Darts currently hold the region’s fourth seed for the state tournament.
Emery Marshall led all scorers, posting 21 for Syracuse (4-8) while Taya Tobler added 11.
ROY 64, MOUNTAIN CREST 28
ROY — The Royals outscored the Mustangs 37-7 in the first half on the way to the lopsided region win.
Josie WIlliams scored a game-high 23 to lead Roy (4-7 Region 1). Brittney Hatch added 13 points with three 3-pointers.
Brooklynn Barrus led Mountain Crest (2-9) with 13 points, also including a trio of treys.
SKY VIEW 75, NORTHRIDGE 32
LAYTON — The Bobcats took a commanding 44-19 halftime lead, then outscored the Knights 21-1 in the third quarter for the win.
Hunter Krebs scored a game-high 30 points to lead Sky View (11-0 Region 1) while Kylie Hale netted 15 and Kaylee Carlson added 11.
Jessica Ellis posted 10 points to lead Northridge (5-7) and Kendell Petersen added eight.
The Bobcats have already secured the Region 1 championship. The Knights are in a dogfight for the region’s final playoff seed with Weber (4-7) and Roy (4-7).
WEST 70, LAYTON 44
LAYTON — The Panthers made 14 3-pointers on the way to clinching a share of the Region 2 championship on the road.
Rachel Odima led Layton with 14 points and Brenda Gallegos scored 13 including three treys.
With the victory, West (10-2 Region 2) moved into a tie for first with idle Viewmont. The Lancers (9-3) dropped to third place. A coin toss will determine the Region 2 seeding for Viewmont and West at the state tournament next week at Salt Lake Community College.
Justin Johnson contributed to score reports.