The Stansbury girls basketball team improved to 2-1 with a 44-23 drubbing of 2A American Leadership Academy at home on Tuesday night.
With its main rotation of eight to nine players, Stansbury outscored ALA 37-16 through three quarters. Stansbury emptied its bench in the fourth quarter and ALA was able to keep pace at 7-7 in the final stanza.
Rachel Prescott was deadly from outside and led the team in scoring with 13, including one 3-pointer. Kallie Steward received some good looks inside with strong passing from her teammates, and ended the game with 12 points. Madie Alvey knocked down a 3-pointer and finished with nine points. Bailey Wilson added five, Shyan Adams three and Danielle Dunn two.
Tuesday’s opponent was not as challenging for the Stallions as was Thursday’s game at Timpview, who throttled the Stallions 59-24.
“We’re getting better each game,” said Stansbury coach Kenzie Newton. “We went into the Timpview game hoping continue to improve, and I think we did. The players were a little bitter after getting beat and came back extremely focused the next week. We had some good practices.”
With the scored tied at 2-2 versus ALA, Stansbury scored 13-straight points to go up 15-2. Steward received a great feed from Prescott for the first Stansbury points, and later hit a short jumper. Alvey scored on a drive and was fouled for a 3-point play. Wilson scored on a fast break, and then Prescott scored five-straight points with two foul shots, a 13-foot jump shot and a drive to the basket. Alvey ended the quarter with a 3-pointer from long distance.
Alvey scored her third 3-point play on a drive and a foul shot in the second quarter. Prescott scored on a drive and Wilson added a 3-point play with a drive and a converted foul shot.
Prescott and Steward added a pair of buckets in the third quarter, and Danielle Dunn capped it off with a put-back basket as the third quarter ended. When Prescott drained a trey to start the fourth quarter, Stanbury led 40-19. Stewart added an inside shot and a pair of free throws to close out the scoring for the Stallions.
Stansbury will play in an eight-team tournament Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Bear River. The Stallions open with a game against Weber.