High school boys basketball: Fremont Silverwolves turn away Farmington Phoenix 62-55 in region opener

High school boys basketball: Fremont Silverwolves turn away Farmington Phoenix 62-55 in region opener

by James Tate

Fremont’s Boston Hadley shines in victory

Hadley scored a game-high 27 points to lead all scorers in the contest. Hadley started the game by making his first three-point shot to help the Silverwolves take a 12-2 early first-quarter lead. Senior David Calvert made two first-quarter three-point baskets to give the Silverwolves a 16-8 advantage.

The Phoenix began to chip away at the Silverwolves’ lead in the second quarter with great defense and rebounding. Junior Paul Beattie picked up the scoring for the Phoenix with ten second-quarter points. Beattie was a force on the offensive end for Farmington leading the team with 21 points in the game.

Hadley and Beattie kept their teams in the game by making shots in the paint and from the outside. Beattie made a jump hook to make the score 23-20 with 2:22 left in the second quarter. Then a three-pointer by Beattie tied the score at 23 with 20 seconds left. Hadley then followed that with a driving layup to give Fremont a 25-23 halftime lead.

Second- half

Farmington started the third quarter with senior Adam Stucki and junior Ethan Atkinson making consecutive three-point shots. The Phoenix took a 29-25 lead, then Fremont responded with back-to-back three-pointers from Hadley and senior Treyden Hoggan to tie the score 31-31.

The Silverwolves saw Hoggan make two three-point baskets in the quarter, and Hadley scored 10 points. The third quarter ended with a 45-37 lead for the Silverwolves.

The Silverwolves extended their lead to ten points 49-39 on a jump shot by senior Christian Blanch with 6:03 left in the game. The biggest lead for the Silverwolves came with 5:00 left on a layup by senior Hunter Hansen to make the score 53-39.

The Phoenix would begin to rally behind senior guard Cole Johnson’s drives to the basket. Johnson scored 11 points in the fourth quarter to keep the Phoenix close.

Senior point guard Braden Flinders closed out the win for the Silverwolves by making seven of eight free throws.

Outstanding performances

Farmington’s Adam and Ben Stucki played great defense in limiting the Silverwolves leading scorer Hansen to eight points. Johnson netted 15 total points for the Phoenix.

Hadley was the game’s most outstanding player with his 27 points and overall play on offense and defense.

Other scores

Weber Warriors 59
Clearfield Falcons 54

Layton Lancers 56
Davis Darts 54

Copper Hills Grizzlies 55
Syracuse Titans 52

photo courtesy James Tate of Fremont Silverwolves Boston Hadley

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