BOUNTIFUL — The Bountiful Braves boys’ basketball team won its 16th straight game last Friday when they took down Cyprus 59-35.
The Braves, still unbeaten at 8-0 in region play, did well on defense by allowing 15 points between the second and third quarters, all while building a lead that swelled from three to 27 points.
The Braves’ offense scored 39 points between the second and third quarters in order to build the lead, and retained its lead despite being outscored in the final eight minutes.
Bountiful’s well-balanced offense was led by Pere LeSeuer’s 14 points and five rebounds, and Zach Seljaas finished with 12 points and five rebounds for Bountiful. Sam Merrill scored 11 points with seven rebounds and seven assists in the win.
Wildcats drop tough game to Rams
The Woods Cross Wildcats boys’ basketball team lost its fourth Region 6 game last Friday when it was downed by Highland 60-50 last Friday, possibly putting them in jeopardy of missing the 4A playoffs.
Filipo Mokofisi was the only player to scored in double figures, finishing the game with 13 points. Skyler Farnes and Xequille Harry each scored eight points in the loss.
Darts lose region lead after loss to Layton
The Davis Darts boys’ basketball team had a chance to remain in a first place tie with Weber in Region 1 with a win over Layton Friday night, but instead fell to the Lancers 72-63.
The Darts never had the lead and were outscored in each quarter by as many as eight points. Although Davis scored 24 points in the final quarter, they still fell by nine points.
Davis’ Braden Koelliker led the Darts with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Cole Hally scored 14 points with 14 rebounds in the loss.
Vikings fall to Kearns, 67-57
Jarom Tye scored 22 points for the Vikings last Friday, yet it wasn’t enough to overtake the Kearns Cougars as the Vikings fell for the second consecutive game last Friday in a 67-57 loss.
Tye, who also had five rebounds, three assists and two steals, was the only player for the Vikings to score in double figures. McKay Johnson finished with eight points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
Games this week
The Braves and Wildcats finish this season’s rivalry against each other Thursday night at Woods Cross High School. Davis and Viewmont will both be at home, hosting Fremont and Taylorsville, respectively.
All games will tip off at 7 p.m.