Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 14, 2014
Trujillo, Duran lead Wendover to 9-1 start this season

The Wendover Wildcats have been on a tear this season in boys basketball, piling on the wins as they continue the grind of their region schedule.

The Wildcats are 9-1 this season with their only loss being a one-point defeat at the hands of Tabiona, another top 1A school that’s compiled a 10-2 record.

During a six-day span between Dec. 12 and Dec. 18, the Wildcats went 3-1 with wins against Pinnacle, Milford and Region 18 foe Mount Vernon. They won those three games by an average of 18.6 points per game, including a 28-point win against Mount Vernon.

The Wildcats then had some time off with Christmas break, but they got right back to work and continued their winning ways Jan. 3 with a 30-point win in region play against West Ridge Academy 87-57.

On Wednesday, the Wildcats won on the road against St. Joseph 75-68. Seniors James Trujillo and Hector Duran led the scoring charge for Wendover against St. Joseph. Trujillo poured in 32 points, including 8-of-16 shooting from 3-point range, and Duran added 24 points, including 6-of-11 shooting from 3-point range.

Trujillo also got the job done with his passing and defense. He dished out seven assists and swiped five steals from St. Joseph.

Luis Lopez led the team in rebounding with 14 boards with six of those coming on the offensive end.

Trujillo has been one of the big reasons for Wendover’s strong start to the season. He scores 23.2 points per game, dishes out five assists, and he stays active on defense with 2.6 steals per game.

Wendover’s next contest will be Friday in Orem. The Wildcats head into Orem for a region battle with Telos, the first of two meetings. Telos makes the return trip to Wendover on Feb. 5.

The game on Friday is third of three consecutive road games for Wendover before it returns home next week for three straight games at home. The game against Telos in Orem starts at 7 p.m.

Telos is 3-3 overall on the season with a 1-2 record in Region 18.

Richard Briggs

Community News Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Richard Briggs is community news editor, sports writer and copy editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. Born in San Diego and raised in St. George, Briggs graduated with a degree in communications from Dixie State College in 2012. While there he worked three years for the college’s newspaper, the Dixie Sun, as a sports writer and sports editor. During his senior year, he was editor in chief. Briggs also is a 2005 graduate from Snow Canyon High School. From 2006 to 2008 he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints in Kentucky. As community news editor, Briggs writes, edits and manages editorial and photographic content for the Transcript-Bulletin’s inside pages and sections, including Hometown and Bulletin Board.

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