East Carbon paid a dear price for meeting Dugway just a few days after the Mustangs ventured to Trout Creek and suffered their first setback of the league campaign.
The Vikings met an angry and determined Mustang boys hoop squad in Region 18 action and from the opening tip to the final horn, the hosts dominated and Dugway rolled to a decisive 92-36 triumph over East Carbon Tuesday at DHS.
The outcome was never in question after the Mustangs raced to a 20-4 cushion just eight minutes into the affair.
Dane Schofield poured in a game high 29 and Matt Bate netted 19. Jim Deppe also contributed 14 and Charlie Langi hit for 10. Cody Stromberg also contributed nine for the victors.
Kyle Leonard paced the Vikings with a team high 15 and Chris Candelaria pumped in seven.
The setback to West Desert on Friday was Dugway’s first in region competition during the 2004-05 boys basketball campaign and forces the two teams in a deadlock in the loss column with one setback each.
The Mustangs will take some time off to prepare for a league bout with rival Tintic Wednesday at Eureka against the Miners at 6 p.m. Dugway closes out the regular season campaign Friday with a road test at Mt. Pleasant against rival Wasatch Academy at 7 p.m.
West Desert now sports a 10-1 league record while Dugway is 9-1 in region play. The Mustangs also sport a 14-5 overall mark on the year as well.
Dugway Coach George Bruce said he was just glad to get the game behind them and not get anyone hurt during the lopsided affair.
“It was a good game to get out of the way,” he said. “We started the seniors but the younger kids gained valuable varsity experience. We’re just glad to get it over with and no one hurt.”
Dugway 92 – East Carbon 36
The Mustangs exploded for a 20-4 advantage in the first frame and cruised to a decisive league triumph over the Vikings Tuesday at Dugway.
Dane Schofield poured in 12 points in the opening session barrage and Langi hit for a pair of baskets as well. Bate buried a 3-point bomb and Deppe canned a free throw to stake the hosts to a whopping 16-point advantage after one period culminated.
J.D. Leonard fired in a 3-point bomb and Kyle Leonard canned a free throw to account for all of the scoring for East Carbon in the opening session.
Dugway outscored East Carbon 29-21 in the second stanza to build a cozy 49-25 halftime bulge. Bate keyed the pivotal run with 12 points, also hitting a pair of 3-point missiles along the way, while Deppe flipped in six points as well. Stromberg also contributed four points on a pair of field goals and Schofield fired in a 3-point shot as well. Langi added a basket as well.
Kyle Leonard spurred the Vikings comeback bid in the second stanza with 13 points, including a perfect six-of-six at the free throw line, while Candelaria and David Stewart tossed in four points each.
The Mustangs tacked on a 26-7 outburst in the third period to extend the margin to a whopping 75-32 with still eight minutes left. Schofield ignited the Dugway attack with 10 points while Stromberg and Deppe provided five points each. Taylor Schofield, Bate and Langi also hit a field goal each to aid the effort.
Candelaria and Trevor Bullins contributed three points each and Kyle Leonard canned a free throw to culminate the point production for East Carbon.
Dugway produced a 17-4 assault down the stretch to complete the easy league victory. Dane Schofield pumped in a pair of field goals while Preston Edwards tossed in three points in the period as well. Taylor Schofield, Bate, Langi and Deppe flipped in a field goal each to culminate the scoring for the hosts.
Bullins and Shawn Hartley connected for a field goal each to complete the scoring for the Vikings down the stretch.
West Desert 57 – Dugway 46
The Hawks soared to a six-point cushion after one period of play and tacked on a 19-12 outburst in the third period to grab control and hold off a Mustang comeback down the stretch Friday at Trout Creek.
West Desert raced to a 16-10 lead in the opening eight minutes of action to grab early control of the key contest. Chris Green spurred the early outburst with seven points, including a 3-point bomb, and Christian Allred chipped in with five points to help spot the Hawks to the six-point lead after the opening session had expired.
Dane Schofield ignited the Dugway offense with eight points and Langi tossed in a field goal as well.
The Mustangs chipped away at the deficit in the second stanza with a 13-11 rally to pull to within 27-23 by intermission. Dane Schofield once again ignited the Dugway comeback bid with seven points in the period, drilling a 3-point bomb along the way, while Bate and Langi also contributed three points each as well.
Chris Green again led the way for the hosts with nine points, also hitting his second 3-point bomb of the night, and Mel Green also provided a basket as well.
West Desert bounced back after the halftime break with a strong 19-12 assault to regain a 46-35 cushion and eight minutes still remaining in the bout. Preston Alder paced the Hawks attack with nine points and Chris Green netted six points, each firing in a 3-point bomb as well. Mel Green also pumped in pair of baskets also.
Dane Schofield popped the visiting cords for eight points while Bate and Langi fired in a basket each also.
Both teams produced 11 points each in the final frame of the game to complete the pivotal tilt. Bate led the way down the stretch for Dugway with seven points and Dane Schofield tossed in a basket as well. Langi also canned a free throw.
Mel Green and Christian Allred each spearheaded the Hawks final surge with four points each and Alder flipped in a field goal also.
Chris Green torched the Mustang defense for a career high 23 points and Alder hit for 13. Mel Green also contributed 12 and Allred netted nine for the victors.
Dane Schofield poured in a game high 25 and Matt Bate tossed in 12. Charlie Langi also provided eight for the visitors.
Manila 62 – Dugway 50
Manila ruined Dugway’s bid for a tri-fecta of wins during the week when the visiting squad exploded for a 23-5 scoring assault in the third period to hand the Mustangs a setback Jan. 29 in a battle of Mustangs at DHS.
The visiting Mustangs grabbed a slim 15-14 lead after the opening session expired when Jeff Catron poured in seven points, including a 3- point bomb, and Casey Robinson tossed in four points as well. Gabe Bru and Michael Schwartz also hit for a basket each as well.
Dane Schofield paved the way for the Mustangs with eight points, also hitting a 3-point missile in the frame, while Taylor Schofield, Bate and Langi also logged a basket each.
Dugway outscored Manila 16-7 in the second stanza to seize a 30-22 intermission bulge. Dane Schofield fired in 10 points, hitting two more 3-point bombs, while Langi, Stromberg and Jim Deppe provided a field goal each along the way.
Calvin Schell buried three charity tosses while Bru and Schwartz logged a basket each to complete the scoring by the halftime break.
Manila came out of the locker room on fire and blistered the nets for a 23-5 assault to take a 45-35 advantage into the final frame of the game. Catron torched the cords for 10 points, including a pair of 3-point missiles and Bru chipped in with six points as well. Schell pumped in a pair of baskets and Casey Olsen also added three points.
The hosts could only muster a field goal each from Bate and Deppe and Langi added a free throw.
The visiting Mustangs also outscored Dugway 17-15 in the fourth quarter as well. Catron tossed in five points while Olsen, Robinson and Schwartz pumped in four each.
Dane Schofield netted seven points and Bate flipped in six for Dugway down the stretch. Stromberg also hit a field goal as well.
Catron fired in a team high 22 and Bru pumped in 10 to lead the way for Manila. Robinson and Schwartz provided eight each as well.
Dane Schofield poured in a game high 25 and Bate hit for 10. Langi also hit for five as well.