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Monday, February 18, 2013

Weber High Basketball Wins Region One Title

Team led by Ogden Valley Boys

The Weber High Boys Basketball team is having a monumental season as they were just guaranteed at least a tie for first place in the Region One conference.  With one game left in the regular season, Weber has a conference record of 7-2, chased closely by Davis, who has a record of 6-3. 

Weber plays at Layton on Tuesday while Davis visits Northridge.  A win by the Warriors or a loss by Davis on Tuesday would give the Warriors sole possession of first place going into the state championships.

Weber won a tight game on Friday at home in overtime versus Northridge by a score of 58-57.  The Warriors take a 6 game winning streak into the Lancers home court on Tuesday.

Weber is arguably having the best year since the Warriors won the state title in 1971.  Much like the championship team in 1971 was well represented by Valley Boys, this year's team is no exception.
The Warriors are led by Senior Hayden Schenck, who averages 26.2 points, 6 assists and 3.4 steals per game.  Other Valley boys helping Schenck include Jordan Jones (7.3 points, 5.6 blocks, 2 rebounds per game), Auston Tesch (5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.7 steals per game), Mason Miles (6.2 points, 2.2 rebounds per game), Cooper Cosby and Cole Robins.

Of course we are not prejudiced towards our Valley boys, but 4 of the top 7 players are homegrown Valley Boys.  For that, we offer a tip of the hat to all of the warriors.

For some nostalgia, the 1971 Championship team had a good showing from the valley.  Ron Buhrley, Ron Montgomery, and Chad Green were part of the team.  Greg Graves and  Ryan Jones eventually saw the light, married valley girls and moved to Huntsville.

The 1971 team was recently honored during halftime of a Weber High Basketball game and a nostalgic video was created in their honor.  The video also includes a dunk fest and three point clinic by the 2013 team.

Tip off Tuesday is 7 PM at Layton High School.  

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