Hollis column: Prep girls play a brand of basketball that's plenty of fun to watch

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  • plyxply SLC, UT
    Jan. 25, 2014 12:18 p.m.

    rural sport fan, you have that same phenomenon with younger aged boys basketball as well, 8-9 year old Jr Jazz games are possession arrow festivals.

  • Rural sport fan DUCHESNE, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 7:59 p.m.

    The one thing about girls ball that makes it hard to watch for many fans is the officiating. If they would call more reaching fouls instead of jump or held balls...it would make the game better.

    Last game I watched, neither team made it to the bonus in the half, but they had 17 changes of the possession arrow in 16 minutes of ball. Disturbing.

  • tlww64 Ogden/USA, UT
    Jan. 20, 2014 3:51 p.m.

    This was a great article. I have watched alot of girls sports over the years because my daughters have all been involved. I enjoy the excitement and the pure love of the game that these girls have. They are genuinely in love with playing. I am excited to continue watching sports now at the collegiate level due to the fact that my daughter will be playing in the fall for BYU. It is great to see that you were able to see the excitement at the game on Friday. We hope that girls will get more recognition for their hard work and love of the game. Thanks again. Tammy Wayment

  • Trappers10 Taylor, UT
    Jan. 20, 2014 11:05 a.m.

    Randy, thanks for the great article. There is alot of great basketball being played by ladies in our state! Keep it up Lady Silverwolves! You rock!

  • B-ball Aunt Layton, UT
    Jan. 19, 2014 6:04 p.m.

    Good job Randy Hollis. Hope to see you at more girls b-ball games and read more of your perspective concerning their game. Since moving here from Oregon we have been disappointed with the lack of coverage of women's sports that we were accustomed to in the Northwest. Your article was a sweet surprise to many we're sure, especially inspiring to the young women athletes of the great state of Utah.

    Good job Silverwolves!

  • Jim Berlin Layton, UT
    Jan. 19, 2014 1:53 p.m.

    Thank you for giving women's basketball some great press! It's a whole world of the game that many are still waiting to discover. Take it from one of the best players, coaches, and observers of the sport---John R. Wooden, women's basketball is a "pure form" of the game that demonstrates strong fundamentals and excellent teamwork. The level of play exhibited by both Fremont and Layton on Friday night provides ample support to Wooden's words. Looking at stats, in a year that BYU's (I'm a BYU fan) men's team is only hitting 69% from the foul line, and their opponents are only doing slightly better at 71%, Shelbee Molen, the one who hit those last 3 pointers for Fremont, is hitting 86% from the charity stripe and 50% from the field, including an exceptional 50% behind the 3 point line. Molen's winning 3 pointer came as a result of perfect execution on the inbounds pass, picks, and other positioning from her teammates. The whole play was a wonderful demonstration of Wooden's famous quote, "The star of the team is the team." Kudos to Deseret News for bringing excellent coverage to this great game of women's basketball!

  • William Wallace OGDEN, UT
    Jan. 18, 2014 11:03 p.m.

    Great article Randy. I've watched a lot of girls' basketball over the years, and as you said, it's dang good basketball. This Fremont team plays a great brand of basketball, and that game Friday was one for the ages. Thanks for mentioning it.
    Go Wolves!!