OGDEN — The assignment of guarding Weber’s Hayden Schenck is far from an easy one. The senior guard led all of 5A in scoring at 25.6 points per game — filling up the score sheet against just about any team and anyone he’d go up against.
Schenck managed 20 points against Alta in his team’s 49-43 loss, but none of them came easy and just three of them came in the fourth quarter with the game on the line.
Drawing the assignment to guard Schenck throughout the game was Trevor Hill. It’s the type of role he’s assigned game-in and game-out and a role he relishes.
“I love the challenge,” Hill said. “I’ve been playing against (Schenck) since we were little kids, so it was great to go up against him tonight and hold him down in the fourth quarter. He’s such a great player and I’m someone who always want to go against the best and it was just a lot of fun tonight.”
Hill has proven to be a good scorer and is tied for the team lead in points per game this season, but defense has always been his calling card.
“Defense is what got me on the floor when I was a freshman, so I’m always focused on shutting down the other team’s best player,” he said. “I love playing defense and we’re a defensive team. Defense is what got us here and it’s what will help us keep going.”
Hill did manage six points on the night, but was limited by Weber’s tight zone that forced the Hawks to beat it from the perimeter.
“Making 3s really isn’t my game, so tonight I was focused on just setting my teammates up to knock down some shots and they did,” Hill said. “It was a great win for us and it took a team effort.