YERMO - Jordan Montgomery and Denzel Crump got their revenge on Friday night.

Montgomery and Crump were members of the Silver Valley football team that fell 35-0 to Mammoth on Oct. 12. However, Friday's boys basketball game belonged to the Trojans. Silver Valley beat the Huskies 59-15. The game provided the Trojans with their widest point differential of the season. Silver Valley's 74-40 win against Excelsior Education Center was the Trojans' biggest point spread prior to Friday.
"It feels really good to get this win," Montgomery said. "We really took it out on them for what they did to us in football this year. It was nice. I think we played a really good game."

Silver Valley played strong defense forcing turnovers throughout the game. Mammoth was averaging 26 points a game going into the game, but were held well short by the Trojans. The Huskies were held to fewer points each quarter as the game progressed. They only scored two points in the third quarter and were shutout in the fourth. Mammoth's Casey Baviera dropped a short layup for the Huskies only second half points.

Three Trojans reached double digits in the game. Darius Batts once again led the team in scoring with 16 points. Denzel Crump added 14 points while Montgomery had 13 points for his first ever double-digit offensive effort.

"It was great," said Silver Valley coach Paul Bourke. "Two league wins in a week. We played good defense. We held them to two points in the second half. We just shut them down.
"It was nice to have Denzel get back in there attacking the hoop again. He's too quick to not take it to the basket when he's on fastbreak or in the open court."

Silver Valley recently lost three players to grades and were playing shorthanded on Friday. Bourke said he is planning on bringing up two or three JV players to fill in before they travel to face Desert Christian on Tuesday.

"Varsity and JV practice together everyday so it shouldn't be a difficult transition for the new guys," Bourke said. "Sometimes we split up for certain drills, but they're all around each other. One of the guys I'm bringing up is to help rest Darius (Batts) and another is to fill in at guard."

SILVER VALLEY (59)

Batts 16, Crump 15, Montgomery 13, Amandla 6, Beddard 4, Tims 3, Martinez 2.

MAMMOTH (15)

Jacobson 6, Solorion 4, Desalvo 3, Baviera 2.

Barstow 19 18 18 4-59
Silverado 8 5 2 0-15


3-point field goals - Silver Valley 4 (Batts 2, Crump 1, Montgomery 1).