Bobcats blast Bonneville, 60-38, to end losing streak

<strong>SMITHFIELD—</strong> Senior Jalen Moore scored a game-high 23 points and the Sky View boy’s basketball team rode a big second half to a 60-38 rout of Bonneville Friday at home.

“It’s good be at home number one, and it’s good to be back in the win column,” Sky View head coach Kirk Hillyard said. “I’m proud of our kids, I thought the defensive effort was a lot better tonight.”

Stifling defense from the Bobcats kept the Lakers in check, and after struggling for nearly three quarters, the Bobcats finally found some rhythm on offense behind Moore and fellow-senior Matt Dewey, who chipped in 13 points.

“Matt’s one of those all-around guys,” Hillyard said. “He had some timely baskets. That’s our guy. That’s what he does. He helps pick us up and it helps us out a lot.”

Senior Mason Rich scored a team-high 12 points for the Lakers, and also pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds to finish with a double-double.

After leading by six at halftime, a breakaway dunk from Moore sparked a 25-10 run over the final two minutes of the third quarter and the entire fourth quarter to put the Lakers away.

“We just played better defense than we’ve been playing,” Moore said. “Teams have been scoring in the 70’s on us. We just played great defense.”

With the win, the Bobcats got back to .500 in Region 5 play at 3-3 and 13-5 overall this season, while Bonneville dropped to 7-12 overall and remained winless in region play at 0-6.

In its next game, Sky View will look for retribution when the Bobcats host valley-rival Logan. The Grizzlies <a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/sports/article_ce421492-6202-11e2-856b-001a4bcf6878.html” target=”_blank”>defeated SV</a> earlier this year on a buzzer-beating shot that was called a 3-pointer, but may not have been. Logan won that game, 74-73.

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