The Dayton High boys basketball team protected its house over the weekend by sweeping against two of the Northern 3A's other top clubs.
After beating Lowry 57-47 on Friday, the Dust Devils took command in the second half in a 61-47 win over Spring Creek on Saturday at home. Dayton stayed in first in the Northern 3A, improving to 7-0 while the Spartans fell to 5-3 in league.
Dayton led 33-30 at halftime, but outscored Spring Creek 15-9 in the third quarter and 13-8 in the fourth quarter.
Dayton coach T.W. Cunningham said his team's zone defense and improved rebounding in the second half was the key. "It was a big weekend," Cunningham said. "We did a good job."
Jacob Jones scored 19 points, Erik Hopper had 11 points, Travis Wood had 10 points, Mike Vincent had nine points and Tanner Wood added seven points. Cunningham also singled out the defensive play of Byron Trigueros off the bench and the improved play of Tanner Wood, a sophomore.