Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Piute in semifinals.
Monument Valley Cougars (14-4)
Coach: Jack Seltzer
How qualified: Finished tied for first in Region 19 with an 8-2 record, and won a coin flip to earn the No. 1 seed
Playoff opener: vs. Panguitch/Wendover winner, Wednesday, 10 a.m. (At Sevier Valley Center)
Best preseason victory: A 58-48 win over San Juan on Dec. 13.
Most important region victory: A 57-52 win against visiting Green River on Feb. 3.
Destinee Holiday (20.1 ppg)
Jandra Nelson (11.0 ppg)
Cassidy Augustine (10.8 ppg)
Rayauna Crank (4.1 ppg)
Kori Valentine (4.0 ppg)
Scoring offense: 61.8 ppg (1st in 1A)
Scoring defense: 50.3 ppg (25th in 1A)
Last state championship: None
Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Piute in quarterfinals.
Panguitch Bobcats (6-12)
Coach: Curtis Barney
How qualified: Finished fifth in Region 20 with a 4-8 regular season record, and qualified for the state tournament as the No. 5 seed with a fifth-place finish at the Region 20 tournament.
Playoff opener: vs. Wendover, Tuesday, 7 p.m. (At Sevier Valley Center)
Best preseason victory: A 43-39 win over Wells, Nev. in Mesquite, Nev. on Dec. 16.
Most important region victory: A 40-33 win against Valley in the fifth-place game at the Region 20 tournament on Feb. 10.
Natashia Barney, Sr., Guard (8.6 ppg)
Darri Frandsen, Fr., Center (6.6 ppg)
Carly Holman, Sr., Guard (5.6 ppg)
Katelyn Parkin, Jr., Forward (5.5 ppg)
Chandler Campbell, Sr., Guard (4.8 ppg)
Scoring offense: 36.2 ppg (21st in 1A)
Scoring defense: 38.5 ppg (9th in 1A)
Last state championship: 2006
Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Milford in quarterfinals.
Piute Thunderbirds (13-8)
Coach: Wade Westwood
How qualified: Finished fourth in Region 20 with a 7-5 regular season record, and qualified for the state tournament as the No. 2 seed with a second-place finish at the Region 20 tournament.
Playoff opener: vs. Duchesne, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. (At Sevier Valley Center)
Best preseason victory: A 49-48 win over Duchesne at Sevier Valley Center on Nov. 19.
Most important region victory: A 54-49 win against Bryce Valley in the semifinals of the Region 20 tournament on Feb. 9.
Kierra Gleave, So., Guard (10.6 ppg)
Whitney Westwood, So., Guard (9.7 ppg)
Shaylee Gleave, Fr., Guard (9.8 ppg)
Chelsie Sylvester, Sr., Center (9.8 ppg)
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