ABEL PORTER, Davis, basketball: Since dropping its opening game of the season, Davis has won 11 consecutive games, and during that stretch Porter has contributed in a multitude of ways.
Last week, in a 66-51 win over Fremont, Porter only scored six points — nine below his season average — but he facilitated the offense with nine assists while recording five rebounds and five steals. Then, in a 52-29 win over Northridge, Porter responded with a game-high 21 points along with five rebounds and three assists.
This season Porter is averaging 15.08 points per game (third-highest on the team), 5.33 rebounds (second-highest), 4.5 assists (highest) and 1.92 steals (second-highest) per game.
SHELBEE MOLEN, Fremont, basketball: With less than five seconds left on the clock and facing a two-point deficit against Layton, Molen hit a 3-pointer — her fourth of the game — from the top of the key to give the Silver Wolves a key region win.
Molen scored 18 points in the game and had 15 points with three 3s against Davis earlier in the week to push second-ranked Wolves’ win streak to 10 games.
“She is playing extremely well on both sides of the floor this year,” said Fremont head coach Lisa Dalebout. “I believe she will end up being one of the premier guards of the state by the end of this season.”
Just a junior, Molen currently ranks second in 5A scoring with 19.8 points per game and is tied for the most made 3-pointers with 42. She has already committed to play for Jeff Judkins at BYU and has also played a major role in the Silver Wolves’ 12-1 start and 4-0 standing in Region 1 so far this season.
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