Stansbury forward David Spaulding scored 14 points in the Stallions’ 72-52 Region 10 boys basketball win over Ogden on Tuesday.
“It was mostly just get it to me and I can shoot, drive, or pass to my guys,” Spaulding said.
Spaulding took over the offense in the third quarter, accounting for 13 of Stansbury’s 18 points with either an assist, a screen or with his own shot from the high post. The senior scored six points in the third quarter alone.
“That was big,” Stansbury head coach Joe White said. “Ogden effectively said ‘we’re going to take everything else away and make Dave beat us.’ He was really good with the ball, making really good passes to the short corner. He knew what to do there.”
The Stallions went on a 7-0 run to start the second quarter, made possible by an aggressive trapping zone. Ogden turned the ball over three times in the first 30 seconds of the quarter.
Sophomore Landen Giles started the defensive stand with a steal that turned into a fast-break layup to give Stansbury a 19-11 lead just 12 seconds into the quarter. Senior guard Peyton Thevenot scored on an identical play 13 seconds later, then again to put the lead up to 24-11 with 7:23 to go in the second quarter.
“The last few practices, we’ve worked on defensive positioning and knowing where the ball is at all times,” White said. “I thought our attention to detail was better tonight.”
Thevenot gave Stansbury a 16-point lead with a 3-pointer to make it 50-34 with 1:11 left in the third quarter.
Stansbury eventually went up by 20 points when Giles scored on a fast-break layup with 3:21 to play, 67-47. The sophomore scored seven points in the fourth quarter en route to a 14-point performance.
“He helped us tonight, tremendously,” White said of Giles. “We didn’t know under what circumstances it might be, but we planned to have him be the first guy off the bench tonight.”
Eleven Stansbury players scored in the game.
Thevenot led the Stallions with 16 points. Sophomore forward Logan Richins and senior forward Payton Gaillard added six points. Forward Kaden Taylor and Pae Tia chipped in another four each, senior Jaden Jenkins had three, Kru Huxford and Kobe Otasua had two each, and junior Jacob White scored one.
DJ Frye had 15 points to lead Ogden. No other Tiger had more than two field goals.
The win was Stansbury’s second straight in Region 10, helping the Stallions back to an 11-5 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the league.
Ogden (3-12, 1-5) will next face Tooele at home Friday. Stansbury will face Ben Lomond (4-11, 2-4) at home Friday. Both games are scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m.
“We’ve got energy and effort,” Joe White said. “The offense will come. When you play good defense, the offense will come.”