Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Davis's Elijah Kletzli, defended by Brighton's Derek Devashrayee and Simi Fehoko, as Brighton hosts Davis High School, boys basketball in Sandy, Wednesday December 4, 2013.
Prep basketball notes: Davis’ Elijah Kletzli emerges as force in post
Basketball notes » Olympus’ Lindsey, Monson flourishing.
First Published Jan 25 2014 01:54 pm • Last Updated Jan 25 2014 11:41 pm

Everyone knew about Davis boys’ basketball team guards Jesse Wade and Abel Porter entering the season. What the opposition didn’t account for was that the Darts would have a strong presence down low.

Enter senior Elijah Kletzli, who has averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in the post for the Darts.

At a glance

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Kletzli was buried on the bench behind other talented big men in past seasons, something Davis coach Jay Welk said may have been a mistake. But Kletzli is turning into a star now.

"We knew we’d be strong on the guard line and on the perimeter," said Welk, who added that junior college interest in Kletzki has exploded. "For him, we talked about it this summer, honestly. We were saying all the time, ‘Elijah, you’re going be key to what goes on in the season.’"

Titans’ daunting duo

Olympus has vaulted to near the top of the heap in Class 4A, and it’s not hard to see why after watching the Titans play.

The talented duo of guard Jake Lindsey and forward Alec Monson seemingly make an impact on every play on both sides of the floor.

"They’re awesome," Titans coach Matt Barnes said. "They’re relentless workers and they’re very coachable and spend hours in the gym. They want to be good."

Monson is averaging 22.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and three assists, while Lindsey has 18.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists, numbers that compare favorably to any other duo in the state.


story continues below
story continues below

"They get a little bit of hype, a little pub, but they’re two of the best players in the state," Barnes said.

Sensational sisters

The Timpview girls’ squad has been one of the best teams in Class 4A all season, thanks in large part to a pair of sisters performing when it counts.

Lyndie Haddock is averaging 12.3 points and 6.8 boards, while sister Lacy Haddock is tallying 10.3 points and 10.3 rebounds, giving the Thunderbirds production on both ends of the court.

bbrown@sltrib.com

Twitter: @BubbaSLTrib



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Login to the Electronic Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.