Bees split games with Roy, Sky View

Freshman Max Watson lets a shot fly against a Roy defender last week. Watson lead all scorers in the game with 15 points.

By Jeremy Jones
Staff Writer

The Box Elder boys basketball team split games last week falling to Roy at home on Wednesday night and closing the week with a big road win at Sky View Friday night.
On Wednesday, the game began pretty evenly as both teams struggled to find an offensive rhythm.
The Royals found more success in the second half, lead by Cody Hobbs with 13 points and a double-double from Blake Lamb, who had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
All year long, the Bees have relied on scoring from the guard positions, but they were unable to find the range with any consistency against a stingy Royals defense geared to stopping the perimeter game.
Freshman guard Max Watson lead all scorers in the game with 15 points, but no other Bees player could crack double digits as the Royals took the win going away in the fourth quarter 51-39.
The Bees looked to bounce back Friday night in a trip to Smithfield to take on the Bobcats. Box Elder’s guards were looking to shake off the performance against Roy and got things going early.
Watson and Darius McFarland were both aggressive taking the ball to the basket and either scoring or drawing fouls in the first half. Both finished the game with 15 points.
That aggressive style, coupled with cold shooting from the Bobcats, allowed the Bees to build a nine-point lead at the half at 28-19.

Girls come up short in second half in 56-37 loss to Bonneville

By Jeremy Jones
Staff Writer

Shayla Simpson lead all scorers in the game with 16 points as the Lakers overwhelmed Box Elder in the second half on their way to a 56-37 win last Tuesday in Washington Terrace.
The Bees stayed close throughout the first half of the contest by battling defensively and forcing the Lakers into some difficult shots. However, the Bees weren’t able to find much of an offensive rhythm, and trailed by four points after the first quarter and five at the half at 22-17.
Bees head coach Aaron Dooley said he was proud of the way his team battled to keep in close in the first half.
“We were able to force Bonneville into some shots they didn’t want to take and then we were able to take advantage of that situation,” said Dooley. “We were feeling really good about where we were at the half.”

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Pool, bowery reservations beginning in February
Brigham City will begin taking reservations for its park boweries and outdoor pool on Monday, Feb. 2, at 8 a.m.
Boweries are available for reservation from May 18-Sept. 30, and cost between $30-$60 for residents and $60-$120 for non-residents. Fees are due at the time of the application to confirm and hold a reservation.
To reserve a bowery online, go to brighamcity.utah.gov>I Want To>Reserve a Bowery, or reserve in person at at the Hervin Bunderson Center, 641 East 200 North. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.
The pool can be reserved June 1-Sept. 4, on Mondays-Saturdays from 8:30-10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. Weekday fees are $350 in June and $400 in July and August. The weekend fee (Fridays and Saturdays) is $500. The fee includes up to 200 people. There is an additional charge of $1 per person for every person over 200. Fees are due at the time of the application to confirm and hold a reservation.
Reservations may be made online at brighamcity.utah.gov>sports registration, or in person at the Hervin Bunderson Center.
For more information regarding availability and cancellation policy, call 435-734-6610.

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