Utah 4A Hoops: Dixie Offense Fly’s to New Heights
As basketball fans in Southern Utah gear up for region play to take center stage, there is no better time to look back on the fruits of the preseason slate.
Out of 26 teams at the Utah 4A level, 25 of them have played 10 or more games this far into the season giving us a great idea of what we can expect as the season unfurls.
Here in Region 9, five of the seven teams have played at least 12 games.
The Dixie Flyers are one of those squads who has laced them up for 12 contests up to this point.
For Dixie, a preseason darling, their 10-2 record is impressive, especially when looking at the variety of teams they’ve encountered.
It’s fair to say they have lived up to expectations so far, but the most impressive aspect may be how well the offense transitioned from last years team that made it to the title game.
12 games into the season last year, the Flyers had put up 845 points. This year they’ve hung a grand total of 860.
15 points isn’t a monumental difference, but the consistency cannot be overstated.
Those 860 points are good for the most points scored in the 4A classification, with the next closest team (Layton Christian Academy) being 50 points behind in the same number of games.
The Flyers are putting up 71.7 points per game on the young season, which just so happens to be the best in 4A as well, about 3 points more per game than the #2 offense in Ridgeline.
The offensive firepower shouldn’t be overly shocking considering that the Flyers started the year with a 97-point outing and have hung 70 plus in 8 of their 12 games.
Dixie has scored less than 60 points two times this year with a 2-point 55-53 loss in Orem and a 57-56 victory over Etiwanda, California.
The Flyers have 4 different players averaging double digit scoring per MaxPreps.
Kyle Lemke leads the team with an even 20 points per game on 65 percent shooting while dominating the interior with 7.2 rebounds to boot.
Breckon Robinson leads the backcourt in scoring with 15.6 points a night while drilling 25 triples at a 48 percent clip.
Logan Weidauer is posting totals of 13.9 points while snagging 6.3 boards.
Jordan Roberts may be known as the distributor (10.4 assist per game) but that doesn’t mean he can’t score it. Roberts is hanging 11.8 points a night.
The best part isn’t the scoring if you’re a Flyer fan however. The best part is how their scoring.
Consistency is a word mentioned already, but efficiency needs to be thrown in as well.
If you pull up the stats right now, you would discover that all of those players mentioned are shooting above 55 percent from the floor.
Dixie isn’t just putting up shots in order to put up numbers, the offense is collected, purposeful, and strives to make every opportunity worthwhile.
Region play may offer a different type of battle, but its not absurd to say you can expect the Flyer offense to remain a steady force.