Ogden • Any aspiring basketball player wondering how the game was intended to be played need only watch the first-half clinic Olympus provided in its 91-69 thumping of Timpanogos in the Class 4A boys' quarterfinals at Weber State University on Thursday.
The Titans connected on 70.4 percent of their attempts in the first 16 minutes, including knocking down 11 of 16 (68.8 percent) shots from beyond the arc. All five starters drained at least one triple. The highly efficient play was in direct correlation to 15 assists. Remember, this all came in the first half en route to piling up 53 points at the break.
"What a great 32 minutes for us," Olympus coach Matt Barnes said. "It was a great clinic of how we like to play and what we like to do sharing the ball, making the extra pass, playing as a team. When we shoot it like that, it's pretty remarkable. … It's a lot of fun when everyone is involved and you're playing the right way, and that's what I've always believed in."