High school basketball: Spring Creek tops Dayton
Spring Creek outscored the Dust Devils 22-1 in the third quarter en route to a 68-37 boys basketball win at Dayton Friday night.
“We had a couple of turnovers and they made their first five shots,” coach Jason Santos said. Santos said Dayton was down six at halftime.
Blake Blocker led Dayton with 12 points. Davis Winebarger added 10 points and Jonathan Joyner chipped in five.
Dayton, 1-2 in league, hosts Elko at 1 p.m. today.
Spring Creek 42, Dayton 25
Angela Sikora scored nine points and pulled down seven rebounds in the Dayton girls’ 42-25 loss at home to Spring Creek Friday night.
The Lady Dust Devils played a solid first half, staying within 10 points going into halftime.
“We had a few baskets that should have gone in, which would have been nice momentum-wise,” coach Kelly Frantz said. “We came out flat on the third quarter and even though the girls ramped it up on the fourth, we just couldn’t close the gap on the scoreboard.
“Rebounds were also the key for this game; when we get in and crash the boards, we play so much tougher and as a solid team.”
Makayla Olson contributed eight points, going 2-for-3 on three-pointers. Christi Ricci also had eight points.
“Defensively, we played a great game, all we need to do is rebound and push the ball up the floor,” Frantz said.
Dayton JV girls lost at home to Spring Creek, 44-19 Friday night.
Spring Creek 58, Dayton 31
After the long bus ride Dayton got off to a slow start scoring only 11 points in the first half.
The second half the Dust Devils bounced back by doing a much better job of protecting the ball, rebounding and playing stronger defense. Spring Creek won 58-31.
Colin Winebarger led all Dust Devil scorers with 7 points.