Boys Basketball: Garff’s second-half surge leads Davis over Viewmont

Friday , December 15, 2017 - 10:29 PM

BOB JUDSON, Standard-Examiner Correspondent

KAYSVILLE — In a game where Davis was missing more than 13 feet of starting players, 6-foot-6 junior guard Tyson Garff stepped up big.

Garff splashed home 21 points — 16 in the second half — and Davis overcame a first-half deficit to vanquish Viewmont 52-45 in a non-region, red-hot rivalry contest Friday night.

The Darts were without starters Rich Stucki (6-foot-9) and Brendon Redford (6-foot-4) in the win.

“We definitely missed those guys tonight.” Davis coach Chad Sims said. “But I’m so proud of the guys we have playing right now. They’ve had a couple of games now without them and have developed a rhythm. Josh (Sanders), Trey (Grossenbach), Dallin (Anderson) and Jace (Hinton) have found a niche and they’re playing well together.”

Garff shot 8 of 15 from the floor, including 2 of 4 from 3-point range, and was 3 of 4 from the free-throw line. He scored eight straight Davis points in the fourth quarter when the Darts opened up a 44-39 lead after trailing by three at the half.

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“As a team, they were taking us out of the position we should have been in and we were kind of confused,” Garff said. “In the second half we were moving it around and we were in the positions where we got people shots — and myself shots — and worked really good.”

The Darts (7-1) hope Stucki and Redford will be ready for region play, but until then, Garff and the others will have to shoulder the load.

“Tyson is a good player. He’s going to get better and better as the year goes on. He’s going to be a big part of our success this year. We’re going to rely on him a lot,” Sims said.

Sanders scored 11 points and Grossenbach added 10, including three 3-pointers that either tied the game or gave the Darts a lead.

Viewmont (2-4) led 22-19 at the half as Josh Mordue had nine of his game-high 22 points at the break. Mordue drained 8 of 10 from the free-throw line and teammate Chandler Cox checked in with a double-double, netting 10 points and hauling down 13 rebounds.

“This is one of the funnest games of the year. (Viewmont coach) Jeff (Emery) does such a good job,” Sims said. “”We knew it was going to be a good game, physical. What a good game to prepare both teams for region play in January.”

ROY 70, PINE VIEW 63

ST. GEORGE – Roy jumped out to a 10-0 lead against Pine View, then held off the Panthers in a furious fourth quarter in the Walker Classic played at Dixie State.

Alex Lamb led Roy with 18 points. Alex Holley and Ben McBride each scored 15 and Caleb Koski added 13 for the Royals.

RIDGELINE 70, BOX ELDER 63

MILLVILLE — Ridgeline outscored Box Elder 24-12 in the second quarter to take control in a home win.

Max Watson scored 24 points to lead Box Elder. Porter Clawson had 16 and Tyson Madson added 13 for the Bees.

RIVERTON 75, LAYTON 69

RIVERTON — Layton fell behind Riverton 43-26 at halftime and could not complete the comeback in a road loss.

Chase Potter and Caleb Cluff each scored 19 points to lead Layton. Truman Brown added 11 points and Connor Hill scored 10.

MORGAN 76, NORTH SUMMIT 34

MORGAN — Morgan took a 44-12 halftime lead and led by as many as 49 in the fourth quarter in a blowout win.

Cade Russell led Morgan with five 3-pointers on his way to 17 points. Trey Miles scored 16 and Kaleb Calderwood and Tyson Hurd each had 10 points.

NORTHRIDGE 51, PROVO 45

LAYTON — Northridge led 30-21 at halftime and held off a Provo comeback bid for a home win.

Matt Goodrich scored 16 points for Northridge while Alec Duffin netted 12 and Jackson Kohl added 10.

TIMPVIEW 66, LAYTON CHRISTIAN 51

TAYLORSVILLE — In a game played at Salt Lake Community College, Timpview took a 30-27 lead at halftime, then outscored Layton Christian 20-7 in the third quarter to take control.

Sano Gasana led LCA with 20 points and Braxton Meah added 10 for the Eagles.

MOUNTAIN CREST 53, WEBER 48

HYRUM – Weber led 25-21 at the half but Mountain Crest used a 20-8 third quarter to come back for the home win.

Brandon Capener had 15 points to lead Weber.

BEAR RIVER 73, BRUCE RANDOLPH-CO 28

AFTON, Wyo. — Bear River dominated Bruce Randolph (Colorado), taking a 21-2 lead after the first quarter in their first game of the Star Valley Shootout at Afton, Wyo.

Jake Dahle led Bear River with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Wyatt Roholt added 15 points and Ren Fonnesbeck scored 10 points.

BEAR RIVER 60, SUGAR SALEM-ID 47

AFTON, Wyo. — Bear River took a 30-19 halftime lead, then saw Sugar-Salem (Idaho) cut that lead to four late in the third quarter. The Bears responded with a 17-8 run to close out the game and advance in the Star Valley Shootout.

Jacob Olsen scored 15 for Bear River, with Jake Dahle adding 14 and Mark Huber netting 11.

Justin Johnson contributed to score reports.

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