SKYLINE GIRLS BASKETBALL - 2009-10
Region 2 standings


Skyline          12    0   1.000   19     5    .792
Murray             9    3     .750     9   13    .409
Hunter             6    6     .500     8   14    .364
Cottonwood     5    7     .417     8   13    .381
Granger           4    8     .333     8   14    .364
Cyprus             4    8     .333     4    17   .190
West                2   10    .167     3    16   .158
Region                Overall
W    L     Pct.     W    L     Pct.
2008-09 results (13-8, 6-4)

Nov. 25 - vs. Sky View (L 38-54)
Dec. 2 - CLEARFIELD (W 46-42)
Dec. 4 - at Syracuse (L 36-46)
Dec. 10 - WEST JORDAN (W 41-21)
Dec. 18 - MTN. VIEW (L 34-43)
Dec. 19 - at Olympus (W 49-32)
Dec. 30 - at Weber (W 48-35)
Dec. 31 - at Fremont (W 49-37)
Jan. 6 - TIMPANOGOS (W 53-47)
Jan. 9 - at Hunter (W 40-31)
Jan. 14 - at Hillcrest* (W 48-12)
Jan. 16 - at Brighton* (L 32-35)
Jan. 21 - JORDAN* (W 55-34)
Jan. 23 - at Taylorsville* (L 28-30)
Jan. 30 - at Alta* (W 51-49)
Feb. 4 - HILLCREST* (W 78-32)
Feb. 6 - BRIGHTON* (L 26-38)
Feb. 11 - at Jordan* (W 54-44)
Feb. 13 - TAYLORSVILLE* (L 44-47)
Feb. 18 - ALTA* (W 54-50)
-----5A state tournament-----
Feb. 23 - vs. Pleasant Grove (L 34-45)

* - Region 2 games. Home games in CAPS
2009-10 schedule (19-5, 12-0)

Nov. 24 - at Sky View (L 49-58)
Dec. 1 - WEBER (W 33-30)
Dec. 3 - at Syracuse (L 44-61)
Dec. 9 - OLYMPUS (W 46-22)
Dec. 10 - at Mountain View (W 56-37)
Dec. 15 - at Timpanogos (L 42-43)
Dec. 16 - AMERICAN FORK (W 52-43)
Dec. 22 - at Brighton (L 37-43)
Dec. 29 - at Clearfield (W 47-41)
Dec. 30 - at Cyprus* (W 71-24)
Jan. 8 - GRANGER* (W 62-25)
Jan. 12 - HUNTER* (W 47-21)
Jan. 15 - at West* (W 64-25)
Jan. 19 - at Murray* (W 53-36)
Jan. 22 - at Cottonwood* (W 66-19)
Jan. 26 - CYPRUS* (W 43-26)
Feb. 2 - at Granger* (W 70-30)
Feb. 5 - at Hunter* (W 58-27)
Feb. 9 - WEST* (W 63-28)
Feb. 12 - MURRAY* (W 57-42)
Feb. 16 - COTTONWOOD* (W 45-23)
-----5A state tournament-----
Feb. 23 - WEBER (W 38-18)
Feb. 24 - vs. Taylorsville (W 39-29)
Feb. 26 - vs. Syracuse (L 39-60)

* - Region 2 games. Home games in CAPS
Coach Deb Bennett
SEASON SCHEDULE
Nov. 24 results

Sky View 58, Skyline 49
Bingham 39, Cottonwood 36 (OT)
Orem 43, Murray 37
Riverton 66, West 22
Delta 57, Hunter 34
Northridge 43, Cyprus 18

Nov. 25

Taylorsville 56, Murray 31
Brighton 67, West 15

Dec. 1

Skyline 33, Weber 30
Viewmont 39, Granger 32
American Fork 54, Murray 39
Olympus 51, West 23
Kearns 33, Hunter 17

Dec. 3

Syracuse 61, Skyline 44
Brighton 54, Granger 23
Bountiful 38, West 34

Dec. 4

Cottonwood 40, Olympus 22
Stansbury 65, Granger 62
Riverton 51, Murray 36

Dec. 7

Jordan 45, Cyprus 26

Dec. 8

Kearns 48, Cottonwood 26
Granger 52, Tooele 34
Westlake 47, Hunter 37
Judge Memorial 63, Murray 30
Box Elder 34, West 23

Dec. 9

Skyline 46, Olympus 22
Alta 69, Cottonwood 42
Lehi 38, Hunter 33
East 48, Cyprus 31

Dec. 10

Skyline 56, Mountain View 37

Dec. 11

Taylorsville 52, Cottonwood 38
West Jordan 49, Cyprus 29
Ogden 51, Granger 40
Sky View 64, Murray 40

Dec. 12

Hunter 32, Uintah 29

Dec. 14

Hunter 47, Hillcrest 36

Dec. 15

Timpanogos 43, Skyline 42
Granger 59, Park City 39
Brighton 43, Hunter 24
Springville 59 Murray 38

Dec. 16

Skyline 52, American Fork 43
Cottonwood 41, Orem 38
Bingham 62, Cyprus 28

Dec. 17

West Jordan 34, Murray 31

Dec. 18

Brighton 51, Cottonwood 34
Tooele 36, Cyprus 30
Granger 54, Hillcrest 37
Highland 38,  Hunter 31
Judge Memorial 45, West 27

Dec. 21

West 31, East 30

Dec. 22

Brighton 43, Skyline 37
Cottonwood 43, Payson 40
East 51, Granger 38

Dec. 29

Skyline 47, Clearfield 41
Taylorsville 46, Hunter 32
Juan Diego 48, Cyprus 36

Dec. 30

Skyline 71, Cyprus 24
Hunter 40, Cottonwood 37
Granger 68, Murray 50
Jan. 2

Olympus 44, Murray 40

Jan. 5

Cottonwood 45, West 35
Murray 52, Cyprus 23
Hunter 47, Granger 45

Jan. 8

West 43, Cyprus 32
Skyline 62, Granger 25
Murray 50, Hunter 30

Jan. 12

Skyline 47, Hunter 21
Murray 44, Cottonwood 35
Granger 39, West 27
Olympus 63, Cyprus 19

Jan. 15

Skyline 64, West 25
Cottonwood 45, Granger 37
Hunter 33, Cyprus 31

Jan. 19

Skyline 53, Murray 36
Cottonwood 45, Cyprus 32
Hunter 34, West 27

Jan. 22

Skyline 66, Cottonwood 19
Cyprus 34, Granger 31
Murray 53, West 35

Jan. 26

Skyline 43, Cyprus 26
Cottonwood 39, Hunter 27
Murray 45, Granger 30

Jan. 29

Murray 52, Cyprus 35
Granger 38, Hunter 35
Cottonwood 46, West 35

Feb. 2

Skyline 70, Granger 30
Cyprus 34, West 30
Murray 57, Hunter 34

Feb. 5

Skyline 58, Hunter 27
Murray 34, Cottonwood 33
West 55, Granger 37

Feb. 9

Skyline 63, West 28
Granger 44, Cottonwood 34
Hunter 45, Cyprus 32

Feb. 12

Skyline 57, Murray 42
Cyprus 32, Cottonwood 31
Hunter 37, West 35

Feb. 16

Skyline 45, Cottonwood 23
Cyprus 52, Granger 40
Murray defeated West

Feb. 20 - 5A play-in games

Alta 44, Cottonwood 30
Pleasant Grove 69, Granger 45
Roy 53, Kearns 37
Taylorsville 47, Layton 32

Feb. 23 - 5A tournament

Skyline 38, Weber 18
Clearfield 39, Hunter 25
Fremont 66, Murray 57 (2 OT)
Taylorsville 61, Lone Peak 54
Brighton 46, Riverton 44
Pleasant Grove 47, Bingham 43
Syracuse 92, Alta 67
American Fork 73, Roy 56

Feb. 24 - 5A tournament

Skyline 39, Taylorsville 29
Syracuse 66, Brighton 48
American Fork 43, Fremont 41
Pleasant Grove 45, Clearfield 33

Feb. 25 - 5A semifinals

Syracuse 60, Skyline 39
Pleasant Grove 58, American Fork 44

Feb. 26 - 5A championship

Syracuse 62, Pleasant Grove 49
Feb. 26 - Syracuse 60, Skyline 39

Story of the game: Brittney Martin scored 28 points and Jennifer
Hazlett had 20 to lead Syracuse past Skyline and into the 5A state
championship game.

Skyline's highlights: The game started at a slow pace, which is
how Skyline wanted. The Eagles played well in the first and fourth
quarter and played about as well as any opponent. Miquelle Askew
was the top scorer with 12 points.

Syracuse's highlights: The Titans took the lead in the second
quarter and, like the earlier game between these teams,
dominated the third period that made the difference.

Statistical notes: The Eagles gave up their season high totals
defensively to Syracuse in both games. Martin has averaged 29.0
ppg the last three games. Skyline shot just 48 percent from the
free-throw line.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles ended the season
as one of the top four teams in 5A. Syracuse finished the year
undefeated and won the state title.

Links: The Deseret News and Ogden Standard-Examiner had
reporters at this game and the D-News and Salt Lake Tribune sent
photographers. To read the Deseret News article,
click here. For
the Salt Lake Tribune box score,
click here. To see the Ogden
Standard-Examiner,
click here. For the D-News photo gallery, click
here.


Feb. 24 - Skyline 39, Taylorsville 29

Story of the game: Katie Walker scored 11 points and Hannah
Bezdjian added 10 as Skyline used a short 5-0 spurt late in the
third quarter to pave the way for its quarterfinal win over Taylorsville
in the 5A state tournament.

Skyline's highlights: Skyline led most of the game but, with a
two-point lead near the end of the third period, Whitney Jenkins
converted a three-point play and Walker added a basket to bump
the lead to seven points entering the final quarter. The Eagles
used the momentum to hold on to the win.

Taylorsville's highlights: The Warriors shot less than 20 percent
for the game, but forced many Skyline turnovers to stay in the
game. Sa'ane Lo'amanu led with 13 points, including a
three-pointer.

Statistical notes: Walker had a nice game and had both of
Skyline's three-pointers. The Eagles scored just five points in the
fourth quarter, but held Taylorsville to two.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles used defense,
holding their opponent to less than 30 points for the 14th time this
season.

Links: The Deseret News had a reporter and a photographer at
this game. To read the D-News story,
click here. For the Salt Lake
Tribune box score,
click here. For the D-News photo gallery, click
here.


Feb. 23 - Skyline 38, Weber 18

Story of the game: Hannah Bezdjian scored 11 points and
Skyline's defense played one of its best games of the season in
winning this first round 5A state tournament game.

Skyline's highlights: The Eagles led 20-11 at halftime and then
the defense kicked in even more. Miquelle Askew and Abbie
Brickley added eight points apiece in the big home-court victory.

Weber's highlights: The Warriors were held to a season low and
lost to Skyline for the second time this season. Kennedy Allen was
the team's top scorer with eight points.

Statistical notes: Katie Walker and Erica Olpin had the only
three-pointers for each team. Skyline allowed just seven
second-half points.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles were anxious to
prove themselves in this tourney game and they did it with
defense. Skyline moves onto to SLCC for its remaining games.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Feb. 16 - Skyline 45, Cottonwood 23

Story of the game: Whitney Jenkins scored 12 points and Abbie
Brickley added 11 as Skyline opened the second half on a 13-2
run to beat Cottonwood and finish the Region 2 season
undefeated.

Skyline's highlights: The Eagles led the entire game. It was 20-13
at halftime when Skyline went on its big run and ended any doubt
of the outcome. Annie Branca added nine points.

Cottonwood's highlights: The Colts made their stand in the
second quarter and it was enough to cut the margin, but not
enough. Vika Havili was the top scorer with 10 points.

Statistical notes: Brickley led Skyline in rebounding with eight.
Branca had the game's only three-pointer. Cottonwood's
lowest-scoring games this season came against Skyline.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles ended the Region
2 season with a 12-0 record and earned a top seed going into the
5A state tournament.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Feb. 12 - Skyline 57, Murray 42

Story of the game: Miquelle Askew dominated again, leading the
way with 16 points to help Skyline clinch the Region 2
championship with a victory over Murray.

Skyline's highlights: The Eagles were in control for the first half
and took a 20-point (35-15) halftime lead. Skyline also made
20-28 free throws. While this was a 15-point game, the outcome
was never in doubt.

Murray's highlights: Mariah Duran led the Spartans' offense with
14 points. Murray played well in the second half and cut the margin
to 12-points in the third period. Madison Woodard added 11 points
and Sarah Baron had 10.

Statistical notes: Whitney Jenkins had a game-high 13 rebounds
for Skyline. Katie Walker had Skyline's only three-pointer. Duran
nailed three treys for Murray. The 42 points given up was a season
high.

What we learned from this game: Skyline proved its the top team
in Region 2, but Murray proved to be the best challenger.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Feb. 9 - Skyline 63, West 28

Story of the game: Miquelle Askew scored 20 points and Abbie
Brickley had 15 as Skyline dominated inside and went on to rout
West in a Region 2 game.

Skyline's highlights: The Eagles' offense started quickly and
Skyline took a 20-6 lead after one quarter. Katie Walker controlled
the game and finished with 12 assists.

West's highlights: The Panthers put together a nice rally in the
second quarter to stay in the game at intermission. The game got
out of hand after that. Ofa Tonga was the top scorer with seven
points.

Statistical notes: The game was decided in the third quarter when
Skyline outscored West 17-3. Askew had nine rebounds and
Whitney Jenkins added eight. Rickie Gregg had two three-pointers
for West.

What we learned from this game: Skyline dominated again and
clinched at least a tie for the region title.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Feb. 5 - Skyline 58, Hunter 27

Story of the game: Miquelle Askew had another great game, with
20 points, as Skyline pulled away from Hunter in the second half in
a Region 2 battle.

Skyline's highlights: This game was closer than expected as the
Eagles led just 17-16 after one quarter. Skyline dominated the
second half and outscored Hunter 28-5 to win going away. Whitney
Jenkins added 13 points and Katie Walker had a season-high 12
assists.

Hunter's highlights: The Wolverines really surprised Skyline with
their first-quarter performance (16 points). That's the most any
team was scored in region. Andy Hammond, Lindsay Delamare
and Shanece Leausa each scored six points.

Statistical notes: Skyline made 14-17 free throws, while Hunter
was just 1-4. After giving up 16 points in the first quarter, the
Eagles allowed just 11 for the rest of the game.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles finished the road
schedule of their season and have won seven straight games
away from home.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Feb. 2 - Skyline 70, Granger 30

Story of the game: Miquelle Askew scored a season-high 21
points as Skyline dominated from the start and routed Granger in a
Region 2 game.

Skyline's highlights: Askew, Hannah Bezdjian, Abbie Brickley and
Whitney Jenkins each reached double figures to help the Eagles
reach their second-highest scoring total this season. Skyline was
able to empty their bench once again.

Granger's highlights: Martha Haiola played this time and led the
Lancers with 10 points. Granger trailed 32-10 at halftime, but
improve its offensive output after that. Cecilia Fehoko added nine,
including a pair of three-pointers.

Statistical notes: Eleven different players scored for Skyline. Katie
Walker and Annie Branca had three-pointers. Skyline's free-throw
percentage wasn't impressive, but Granger's was worse.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles improved to 8-0 in
region and have routed their region opponent in seven of them.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Jan. 26 - Skyline 43, Cyprus 26

Story of the game: Katie Walker and Whitney Jenkins scored nine
points apiece as Skyline downed Cyprus in a defensive-minded
Region 2 game.

Skyline's highlights: Like it had in every previous game, the
Eagles used defense to dominate their region opponent and claim
an early lead. Annie Branca added eight points, which was her
season high to date.

Cyprus' highlights: The Pirates won their first game of the season
the previous Tuesday and played well on this night. Erica Scott had
her best game of the season with 14 points and 14 rebounds.

Statistical notes: Skyline made just 8-15 free throws, but the
defense gave up just five baskets the whole game. Skyline led
26-12 at halftime.

What we learned from this game: This game was more difficult
than expected, but the teams are playing each other for the second
time this season and that makes a difference. Miquelle Askew had
seven points.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Jan. 22 - Skyline 66, Cottonwood 19

Story of the game: Katie Walker had the hot hand again, leading a
balanced-scoring effort with 16 points as Skyline handed
Cottonwood its worst loss of the season in a Region 2 game.

Skyline's highlights: The Eagles' defense has held four of five
region opponents to an average of 10 points in the first half. This
time, it was 35-11 at intermission and Skyline didn't let up. Abbie
Brickley, Whitney Jenkins and Hannah Bezdjian each reached
double figures.

Cottonwood's highlights: There were few. McKenzie Anderson,
who was the team's top scorer, had just four points. The fourth
quarter was filled with reserves from both teams and the Colts
were outscored 12-1.

Statistical notes: Skyline made 9-11 free throws. Walker nailed
four three-pointers. She also had eight assists and eight steals.
Miquelle Askew topped Skyline in rebounding with eight.

What we learned from this game: This was a dominating effort on
Cottonwood's home floor. The Colts aren't that bad of a team. It
just showed that when Walker's hot, the whole team plays well.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Jan. 19 - Skyline 53, Murray 36

Story of the game: Katie Walker scored 13 points and Hannah
Bezdjian and Miquelle Askew had 12 apiece to lead Skyline past
Murray and into sole possession of first place in Region 2.

Skyline's highlights: The Eagles played their best ball in the
second quarter and moved to a 27-13 halftime lead. Skyline then
turned back each of Murray's rally attempts. Whitney Jenkins had
just four points, but pulled down 10 boards in the team's solid
rebounding effort.

Murray's highlights: The Spartans provided a challenge to Skyline,
which hadn't been done for a while, and stayed with the Eagles in
the second half. Mariah Duran had 14 points, including two
three-pointers, and Madison Woodard had nine points.

Statistical notes: Walker had another great night with six assists
and seven steals. She's playing her best ball of the year. Bezdjian
had nine rebounds. On this rare occasion, Skyline outshot its
opponent from the free-throw line.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles are 5-0 and in
command of the region. They've also beaten the second-place
team on their home court.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Jan. 15 - Skyline 64, West 25

Story of the game: Katie Walker poured in 18 points, and dished
out eight assists, as Skyline dominated West to remain
undefeated (and unchallenged) in Region 2 play.

Skyline's highlights: The Eagles dominated from the beginning,
jumping to a 20-2 first-quarter lead. Walker added six steals to her
ledger and she got a lot of help as Hannah Bezdjian and Whitney
Jenkins added 10 points apiece.

West's highlights: The Panthers' offense was ineffective. They had
10 points at halftime and were never in the game. Madison Powell
was the team's top scorer with six points.

Statistical notes: Bezdjian had 10 rebounds to lead the team.
Jenkins and Walker were credited with six steals. Once again, the
Eagles were less than stellar from the free-throw line (9-21).

What we learned from this game: The Eagles are 4-0 and tied for
first place in Region 2 with Murray, who is the surprise of the
region. Skyline has yet to be challenged.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. There was no report in the Salt
Lake Tribune.


Jan. 12 - Skyline 47, Hunter 21

Story of the game: Whitney Jenkins scored 10 points and Skyline
used another strong defensive effort to throttle Hunter in a Region
2 matchup.

Skyline's highlights: The Eagles clamped down on Hunter early
and took a 14-2 first-quarter lead. Katie Walker was credited with
six steals and Jenkins had five. The outcome of this game was
never in doubt.

Hunter's highlights: Offense was not Hunter's forte this season
and the Wolverines had trouble scoring on this night. Andy
Hammond was the top scorer with seven points and Lusia Angilau
had six.

Statistical notes: In three region games, Skyline is giving up an
average of 23.3 points per game. Abbie Brickley scored eight
points and Laura Benson matched her season high with seven.
Skyline made just 5-12 free throws.

What we learned from this game: This was another convincing
region win, and coach Deb Bennett has been able to let a lot of
players enter the game.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Jan. 8 - Skyline 62, Granger 25

Story of the game: Miquelle Askew led another balanced-scoring
effort with 14 points, but it was Skyline's defense that dominated in
this Region 2 game.

Skyline's highlights: The Eagles led 13-2 after the first period and
didn't allow Granger to reach double figures until almost halftime.
Hannah Bezdian had 13 points and Whitney Jenkins 12.

Granger's highlights: The Lancers played without leading scorer
Martha Haiola and that hurt, although it probably wouldn't have
resulted in a victory. Cassi Zimmerman had five points for
Granger,which also let everyone play.

Statistical notes: The Eagles were credited with 25 assists on 28
baskets, so they obviously passed well. Bezdjian had nine
rebounds. Skyline shot a season low 5-21 from the free-throw line.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles again dominated a
Region 2 opponent and emptied their bench. It's still hard to tell
what this means because of the quality of the competition.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Dec. 30 - Skyline 71, Cyprus 24

Story of the game: Katie Walker broke through with 19 points, and
led a balanced-scoring attack as Skyline started Region 2 play
early by routing Cyprus.

Skyline's highlights: This was - by far - Walker's best effort. She
added nine assists to her efforts as Skyline dominated from the
beginning. Abbie Brickley added 18 points and Hannah Bezdian
16 as Skyline emptied its bench.

Cyprus' highlights: There were few reasons to cheer for the
Pirates, who fell to 0-8 on the season and suffered what would be
their worst loss of the season (47 points).

Statistical notes: Walker had the hot hand from the perimeter,
draining four three-pointers. She also had five steals. Miquelle
Askew led the team in rebouding with seven. Lori Parkinson had
10 rebounds for Cyprus.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles are predicted to
win Region 2, and they did not disappoint here. The team shot just
9-19 from the free-throw line, though, so that's still an issue.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Dec. 29 - Skyline 47, Clearfield 41

Story of the game: Whitney Jenkins had 17 points and Miquelle
Askew added 12 as Skyline pulled away late in the game and
downed Clearfield in a non-region contest.

Skyline's highlights: The Eagles led just 31-30 going into the final
period. Skyline shot poorly from the free-throw line again, but had a
big advantage rebounding. Hannah Bezdjian led with nine boards.

Clearfield's highlights: The Falcons started slowly, but rallied in
the second quarter to make this a close game. Mackenzie Day led
with 12 points and Britlie Sylvester had nine.

Statistical notes: Abbie Brickley had eight rebounds and Askew
had seven for Skyline. Katie Walker had a nice floor game with
eight assists and the team was credited with 13 steals.

What we learned from this game: Skyline ended the non-region
portion of its schedule with a 5-4 record, but questions still
remained. Almost all of its losses were winnable, and free-throw
shooting is still a problem.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Dec. 22 - Brighton 43, Skyline 37

Story of the game: Kylie Hirschi scored 15 points and Katie
Tominaga added 12 and led Brighton on a fourth-quarter
comeback that topped Skyline in a non-region game.

Skyline's highlights: This game was close throughout, but once
again Skyline had trouble shooting free throws, and it made a
difference. Whitney Jenkins had a game-high 16 points and
Hannah Bezdjian had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Brighton's highlights: The Bengals outscored Skyline 18-9 in the
fourth period to stay unbeaten at 8-0. Brighton has also made a
habit of winning close games. It made 15-20 free throws to prevent
Skyline from rallying.

Statistical notes: The Eagles made just 2-8 free throws. Jenkins
and Bezdjian were Skyline's only real offensive threats. This was
the only time all season Kate Walker wouldn't score in a game.

What we learned from this game: Another tough loss to a 5A
power, but it was a winnable game. Skyline had hoped it had
turned the corner with its win over American Fork, but free throws
are hurting the team.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Dec. 16 - Skyline 52, American Fork 43

Story of the game: Whitney Jenkins scored 19 points and Miquelle
Askew came through with 13 to lift Skyline to a convincing win over
American Fork in a non-region game.

Skyline's highlights: This was the Eagle's biggest win of the
season. Skyline trailed 22-21 at halftime, but gained the
momentum with a big third-quarter effort. Katie Walker had a nice
game with seven assists.

American Fork's highlights: The Cavemen were coming off a
narrow loss to Springville, but this had to hurt even worse.
McKenzie Moeai showed her previous game was no fluke with 12
points.

Statistical notes: American Fork had a big advantage in fouls, but
hit just 11-20 free throws. Skyline was 5-7. Askew was Skyline's
rebounding leader with eight.

What we learned from this game: This was Skyline's first big win
of the year, and helped erase the tough loss at Timpanogos the
previous night.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Dec. 15 - Timpanogos 43, Skyline 42

Story of the game: Megan Riggs hit three pressure-filled free
throws with less than one second left to lift Timpanogos to a
non-region victory over Skyline.

Skyline's highlights: This was a winnable game for the Eagles,
who took a 42-40 lead on Katie Walker's basket with 22 seconds
left. Skyline then rebounded a missed Timpanogos shot, but
missed the ensuing free throw. Hannah Bezdjian led with 15
points and Abbie Brickley had 10.

Timpanogos' highlights: Riggs was fouled on a three-pointer and
had to hit all of the shots to get the win. This required a big effort
after the Timberwolves took a 20-12 first-quarter lead and then lost
it. Morgan Bailey led the team in scoring with 19 points.

Statistical notes: Both teams shot well from the free-throw line.
After giving up 20 first-quarter points, Skyline outscored
Timpanogos 11-3 in the second period to finish tied at halftime.
Whitney Jenkins was credited with six steals.

What we learned from this game: This was a disappointing loss,
but a lot was learned. The win was a big one for Timpanogos,
which reached the 4A championship game.

Links: The Deseret News had a reporter at the game. To read the
D-News story,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box score, click
here.


Dec. 10 - Skyline 56, Mountain View 37

Story of the game: Miquelle Askew had her first big night of the
season, scoring 18 points and pulling down nine rebounds as
Skyline looked impressive once again in beating Mountain View in
a non-region game.

Skyline's highlights: The Eagles led just 13-11 after one quarter,
but then frustrated the Bruins with defense. Askew, Hannah
Bezdjian, Whitney Jenkins and Abbie Brickley helped the team
dominate inside.

Mountain View's highlights: The Bruins would end up being a
good 4A team, but were never in this one. Shanna Halalilo led with
nine points, and tried to start a rally with a pair of three-pointers.

Statistical notes: Katie Walker was credited with seven assists.
Brickley helped out on the boards with eight. Skyline shot 75
percent from the free-throw line (75 percent), which was its best
effort so far this season.

What we learned from this game: Skyline has bounced back
during an easier part of its preseason schedule, and has looked
good. The 56-point effort was also its season high (to date).

Links: The Deseret News had a reporter at the game. To read the
D-News story,
click here. There was no report in the Provo Herald
or Salt Lake Tribune.


Dec. 9 - Skyline 46, Olympus 22

Story of the game: Hannah Bezdjian scored 11 points and helped
Skyline jump to an early lead en route to a comfortable win over
neighborhood rival Olympus in a non-region game.

Skyline's highlights: The Eagles emptied their bench for most of
the second half. Miquelle Askew and Katie Walker each had eight
points had Skyline improved to 2-2 on the season. Bezdjian had
six rebounds and five steals.

Oly's highlights: The Titans had trouble scoring again and didn't
reach double figures until late in the third quarter. They found their
shooting stroke late in the game. Carly Duckworth was the top
scorer with nine points.

Statistical notes: Oly has not beaten Skyline since before 2000.
That's at least seven games. Oly shot just 1-3 from the free-throw
line. Skyline was 8-10.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles took out their
previous frustrations on Oly, and it had to feel good. Oly wasn't a
bad team, either. This was a good performance.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Dec. 3 - Syracuse 61, Skyline 44

Story of the game: Brittney Martin scored 24 points as Syracuse
broke open a close game in the third quarter and downed Skyline
to remain undefeated.

Skyline's highlights: This game was closer than the score
indicated. Skyline trailed just 26-25 at halftime before things got
out of hand. Hannah Bezdjian had a big night with 14 points and
14 rebounds. Whitney Jenkins added 12 points.

Syracuse's highlights: The Titans came out in the second half
and played one of their best quarters of the season. Martin played
well, and Jennifer Hazlett added 12 points.

Statistical notes: Katie Walker and Abbie Brickley were credited
with five assists each. Syracuse shot considerably better than the
Eagles from the free-throw line.

What we learned from this game: With the exception of the third
quarter, this was a winnable game for Skyline. Jenkins had
Skyline's only three-pointer, but the Eagles need more consistency
on the perimeter.

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Dec. 1 - Skyline 33, Weber 30

Story of the game: Abbie Brickley scored nine points and Hannah
Bezdjian had eight as Skyline held off Weber to earn its first victory
in a non-region game.

Skyline's highlights: The Eagles broke away in the third quarter
and took a double-digit lead, but blew several free throws late in
the game that could have made the ending more comfortable.
Kate Walker and Whitney Jenkins added seven points apiece.

Weber's highlights: The Warriors made a nice rallying, outscoring
Skyline 9-1 in the final period. This was a defensive battle and
points were difficult. Kennedy Allen finished with nine points as
Weber lost it second straight close game this year.

Statistical notes: Skyline shot just 3-13 free throws on its home
court. Brickley and Bezdjian led the team in rebounds with six
each. Walker played her first game and nailed both of Skyline's
three-pointers.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles won, but this was
not an easy game. The team was in command most of the game,
but its free-throw shooting made the end a little scary

Links: There was no local media coverage of this game. To read
the Deseret News brief,
click here. For the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Nov. 24 - Sky View 58, Skyline 49

Story of the game: Nicole Hansen scored 17 points as Sky View
recovered from a slow start and edged Skyline in the season
opener for both teams.

Skyline's highlights: The Eagles got off to a good start and led
throughout the first quarter. They also put together a nice
fourth-quarter rally, narrowing the margin to five points behind
Abbie Brickley's effort. Brickley finished with 16 points and 14
rebounds.

Sky View's highlights: The Bobcats couldn't match Skyline's size,
but Hansen, Taylor Rock, Dianne Washington Amy Andrus
frequently connected on big shots. Washington had eight of her 10
points in Sky View's big second quarter.

Statistical notes: Skyline had a big rebounding advantage, but
had turnover problems. Sky View shot just 9-25 from the free-throw
line. The big difference was the Bobcats were credited with 19
steals. Skyline guard Katie Walker didn't play.

What we learned from this game: The Eagles played a difficult
season opener, but wanted to play the toughest teams in their
non-region slate. Sky View is a 4A power and would eventually
finish 19-4, making the 4A state tourney quarterfinals.

Links: The Smithfield Sun had a reporter at the game. To read the
Sun article,
click here. For the Deseret News brief, click here. To
see the Salt Lake Tribune box score,
click here.
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Abbie Brickley prepares to shoot a free throw.
Hannah Bezdjian dribbles past a defender.
Sena Hughes and Annie Weixler celebrate a big play.
Whitney Jenkins tries to retrieve a loose ball in Skyline's 5A