2A high school girls basketball: Enterprise has some unfinished business
The Enterprise Wolves have some unfinished business at this year's 2A Girls State Basketball Tournament.
Last year, the Wolves lost a thriller to region rival Beaver in the championship game. This year, they managed to stay unbeaten in region play — including two wins over Beaver. They did that despite playing in the deepest region in the class. Five of the six teams in the region have been ranked, and three remain in the top five.
Enterprise faces Maeser Prep in the first round of the tournament, which begins Friday, Feb. 18, at Snow College in Ephraim. If they win that game, they will face the winner of the San Juan/Parowan game.
Enterprise is led by Tressa Lyman, a four-year starter and all-state player in both basketball and volleyball. She is averaging just over 17 points and 10 rebounds per game. Jodi Williams offers another offensive option, as she averages 13.4 ppg.
Kanab enters the tournament as the No. 3 seed from Region 13, but the Cowboys are ranked No. 2 in the state thanks to a win over Beaver in the second round of region play.
Kanab takes on Layton Christian in Friday's first round of play. If the Cowboys win, they will face region rival Millard or Grand, the No. 1 seed from Region 15.
The Cowboys are a very balanced team, with Calli Jackson and Samantha Houston each averaging slightly more than nine points per game. Jackson also averages about 10 rebounds per game.
The No. 3 team in the state is Beaver and the storied program promises to be tough to beat again this season. The Beavers take on Rowland Hall in the first round of the tournament, and if they win, they'll face the North Summit/South Sevier winner.
North Summit is ranked fourth and the Braves open the tournament with fifth-ranked South Sevier. The Braves are led by Kaitlyn Rowser, who averages about 10 points per game.
The Rams defeated San Juan and lost in double overtime to region champ Grand in their last game of the season. They're led by Kayla King, who averages 15.7 points per game.
Enterprise is the only undefeated team in 2A. After Friday's first round, the tournament moves to Richfield and the Sevier Valley Center.