by James Tate
Lancers keep it close in the first half
The Utah 6A number 3 ranked team according to MaxPreps used a strong press in the second half to move past the Lancers. The Lancers beat the Silverwolves’ press in the first half by making pinpoint passes and getting the Silverwolves to commit fouls. Defensive rebounding and limiting the Silverwolves to one shot were key in the first quarter for the Lancers.
Fremont held a slim 9-5 lead after the first period that saw many missed shots by both teams. Senior Sierra Eddie made a 3-point shot, and sophomore Kaidance King’s layups helped the Silverwolves to a 20-11 halftime lead. Lancer’s Charly Stevens kept the game close with tough rebounding and defense. Recent Utah State Eastern commit Aly Coombs of Fremont led all scorers in the first half with nine points.
Silverwolves press takes over in the second half
The second half started with a full-court press by Fremont led by senior Charli Hunt, and the Lancers committed turnovers this time. The Lancer’s leading rebounder Kate Strong entered the game for the first time with 4:30 left in the third quarter. Fremont then looked to Eddie as she made two wide-open three-point shots to increase the lead to 30-15 with 3:54 remaining in the third quarter. Lancer turnovers led to Fremont having a 39-19 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
The Lancers would make one last push and cut the score down to seven points, 41-34, and with 2:40 left by using a full-court press and making steals. Fremont only made five of 11 free throws in the final period and was outscored 18-7 as the Lancers made their run. Behind Coombs’s game-high 16 points and King’s 12 points, the Silverwolves stayed undefeated in region play.
Layton senior Brenley Boydston led the team in scoring with nine points. Stevens finished with eight points. Sophomore Quincie Knudson also added eight points. The Lancers made 14 of 22 free throws as a team during the contest.
Eddie’s nine points were enough to compliment Coombs’s 16 and King’s 12 points to pace the Silverwolves.
Fremont plays the Weber Warriors at home on Friday, January 13, 2023.
Layton travels to the Farmington Phoenix on Friday, January 13, 2023, hoping to snap a five-game losing streak.
photo courtesy of James Tate of Fremont Silverwolves Aly Coombs