Stansbury continues to pile up region wins with the latest victim the struggling Ben Lomond Scots on Tuesday night. The Stallions blasted the visitors 47-23 for their sixth victory in the last seven games.
With the game tied at 7-7 midway through the first quarter, the Stallions scored 21 consecutive points before the Scots could make another basket and led 28- 7 near the end of the first half. The dominance continued into the third quarter and Stansbury led 39-14 after three.
It was the second-straight easy game for the Stallions who defeated Grantsville 52-28 last week. The Scots and the Cowboys have combined for one win and 29 losses this year.
“We just wanted to come in strong and show them early in the game that we’re a much better team and not let them think they had a chance to win,” said Stansbury coach Kenzie Newton. During the process the Stallions were able to use 12 players in the game to help build the confidence of all the players, the coach said.
The victory sets up a battle for second place in Region 11 this Friday night in Garland as the Stallions travel to Bear River. Stansbury, Bear River and Ogden are all tied for second place with 4-2 region records. Ogden hosts Ben Lomond on Thursday so the Stanbury-Bear River winner should be tied with Ogden for second place by the end of the week.
Stansbury lost to Bear River 62-56 in overtime back on Dec. 13.
“We played pretty good in that game against Bear River we just couldn’t make our foul shots,” Newton said. “Bear River is a good fourth-quarter team and we ended up going 0-8 from the foul line late in the game.”
The Stallions will have the services of sophomore Rachel Prescott this time around against the Bears. She was ill the last time the two teams met. Prescott led the team in scoring Tuesday against Ben Lomond with 11 points including three 3-pointers. Erika Alvey knocked down a pair of treys for 10 points. Shyan Adams scored 8, Bailey Wilson 7, Madie Alvey 5 with a 3-pointer, Karlee Manzione 4 and Kallie Stewart 2.