It's almost like Hillcrest High wants to accentuate its basketball team's lack of size and break-neck speed, with the Huskies outfitted in longish, jammer-like trunks and jet-black high-tops. But each player knows his spot on the floor and his role on the team - to stay out near the perimeter, to pass with patience and to shoot with accuracy.

So it was that type of athletics - and not exaggerated aesthetics - that propelled Hillcrest to a 51-34 victory over West Jordan in Region 3 play Tuesday night.No Husky player boasts special quickness or flashy speed, and besides 6-5 senior Jason Strong and 6-4 part-timer Paul Carr, Hillcrest's rotation averages out to a bit bigger than 6-foot even.

For the most part, the Hillcrest lineup from game to game has looked like five-of-a-kind - clones on the court, if you will. But the Huskies have turned a negative into a positive - a 5-1 region record and a 10-2 overall mark.

Against West Jordan, Hillcrest held a slim 16-13 advantage after the first period, with the Huskies holding the Jaguars to single-digit scoring in the final three quarters. The key quarter was the third, when Hillcrest's 13-4 run helped increase the Huskies' lead to 43-26, leading to a very rough and ragged final period.

Of course, Hillcrest coach Steve Margetts knows all about low-scoring the quarters. The Huskies scored zero points in the final period in a 32-31 loss to Taylorsville last week.

John Owen and Brian Kelley tied for game-high scoring honors with 17 points apiece for Hillcrest, which improves to records of 5-1 in the league and 10-2 overall.

West Jordan, which suffered its third straight loss, dropped to marks of 3-3 and 4-8. Aaron Sessions was the only Jaguar in double figures, with 11 points.

In subsequent game summaries, region and overall records are listed in parenthesis for each team.

Region 1

Davis 73, Bonneville 61: The Darts broke through with their first road win in more than a month, upsetting the fifth-ranked Lakers. Brett Barton's game-high 28 points included three 3-pointers for Davis (3-2, 9-4). Dave Sivulich scored 24 points and Mike Porter 23 for Bonneville (2-2, 9-3).

Region 2

Brighton 59, Olympus 48: The Bengals broke open a 20-19 halftime lead by outscoring the Titans by nine in the third quarter and handing the visitors their first league loss. Alex Welling led Brighton (2-2, 8-4) with 17 points; Olympus (2-1, 4-7) was paced by Matt Wright's 14 points.

Skyline 61, Alta 57: Jaron Boone scored 33 points - including a trio of treys - as the Eagles won their first league game of the season and handed the Hawks their first region defeat. Skyline (1-3, 6-5) broke a three-loss skid by outscoring the visitors by six points in the final period; Alta (2-1, 8-4) had a three-win string snapped as Ryan Dixon finished with a team-high 21 points.

Highland 65, East 62: The Rams claimed their fifth win in their last six outings. Highland is 2-1 and 8-3; East is 1-3 and 6-7.

Region 3

Taylorsville 51, Kearns 49: Late-game free throws helped the Warriors win their sixth straight game - at the expense of the winless Cougars. Jeff Jenson led Taylorsville (5-1, 8-4) with 18 points; Travis Howard's 13 points were tops for Kearns (0-6, 0-11).

Cyprus 61, Hunter 53: Cade Osborn scored 20 and Chris Matagi added 18 for the Pirates (4-2, 6-5), who won their third straight game. Hunter (2-4, 2-10) was led by Andrew Sweat's 23 points.

Bingham 65, Granger 56: Jeff Nielsen and Drew Norwood each scored 13 to lead Bingham (4-2, 6-6) to its third consecutive victory. Rusty Brighton finished with a game-high 18 for Granger (1-5, 1-11).

Region 6

West 63, Jordan 61: Chris Stepan and Kevin Easter combined for seven treys and 46 points as the Panthers broke a five-loss slump and handed the third-ranked Beetdiggers their second straight region defeat. Stepan had two 3s and 25 points while Easter made five 3s and 21 points for West (2-4, 4-8); Ty Lombardi and Koy Lombardi each scored 16 for Jordan (4-2, 5-7).

Bountiful 77, Murray 61: Chris Godfrey scored 20 points and Aaron Roderick added 14 for Bountiful (4-2, 5-7). Matt Baker finished with 20 points for Murray (4-2, 6-7).

Woods Cross 79, Tooele 76 : Mike Gurr canned three 3-pointers and 25 total points and Wildcat teammate Jon Wickizer added another 20 points for Woods Cross (4-2, 7-5), which needed to go overtime to win its fifth straight game. Shawn Walker buried four treys en route to a 22-point effort for Tooele (3-3, 6-6).

Granite 56, Judge 54: The Farmers handed the Bulldogs their fifth straight loss. Granite is 3-3 and 7-5; Judge is 0-6 and 2-10.