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2A boys basketball championship: South Sevier comes from behind to win second straight title

Published: Saturday, Feb. 25 2012 11:40 p.m. MST

Parsons finished with 16 points with 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals; Baker banged in 15 points and grabbed 10 boards, and King contributed 10 points in his last prep game.

Anderson led Richfield with 12 points, Kemp added 10 and Jensen finished with eight for the Wildcats.

"I got pretty nervous when they hit a couple of 3s at the start and got up on us by 10 points," Baker said. "But I had confidence in my teammates that would be able to do what they needed to do to bring us back.

"Richfield-South Sevier game, plus playing for the championship, you couldn't ask for a better crowd."

Though held to 16 points, more than 8 below his season average, Parsons said the only numbers that counted were the ones on the scoreboard.

"That was a very tough game," he said. "Richfield's a tough team and we knew it was going to be a hard-fought battle, a knock-down, drag-out game, and my hat goes off to Richfield. They're a very good team and they could very easily be right where we are.

"They hit some shots, but it wasn't enough to beat us and that's all that matters. ... You look up at that scoreboard and it says 52-47 and we won. I don't care how many I score, we won the game. ... We have two very good seniors and I'll miss 'em with all my heart."

One of those seniors is King, who was mighty glad to finish his prep career in style — with a second straight state title.

"It feels great," he said. "When I look back, I really don't remember it but it's just all coming back, that great feeling. I love it. It feels better to me, being my senior year and ending on a good note.

"Richfield came out way hot and they were hitting about every shot they shot. But we just kept playing our game. I had no doubt at all the whole game. That's one thing our coach said, 'No doubt.' "

email: rhollis@desnews.com

2A ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

MVP — Race Parsons, South Sevier

Kaden King, South Sevier

Tyler Anderson, Richfield

Jordan Kemp, Richfield

Cody John, Wasatch Academy

Devin Cluff, Manti

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