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2A boys basketball state tournament capsules

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 15 2012 9:47 p.m. MST

How qualified: Finished tied for second in Region 13 with Millard at 5-3, but lost the season series to Millard to fall into the No. 3 seed.

Playoff opener: vs. Emery, Saturday, 8 p.m. (Snow College)

Best preseason victory: A 62-59 win against Wayne at the Wayne Holiday Classic on Dec. 30.

Best region victory: A 61-58 at Beaver on Feb. 3.

Top contributors

Justin Prisbrey, So., Forward (9.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.0 apg, 0.9 spg)

Brett Schill, Sr., Center (9.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.9 spg)

Ryan West, Sr., Guard (8.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2.4 spg)

Parker Laub, Sr., Forward (8.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 0.8 apg, 1.2 spg)

Dayce Truman, Jr., Guard (5.6 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.7 spg)

Scoring offense: 54.1 ppg (8th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 56.0 ppg (13th in 2A)

Last state championship: 1994 (1A)

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Emery in first round.

Edward’s evaluation: Enterprise heads into the playoffs with a bit of momentum after winning its final three games. It should keep it close with Emery and perhaps steal the victory.

Gunnison Bulldogs (12-9)

Coach: Ben Hill

How qualified: Finished third in Region 16 with a 4-4 record

Playoff opener: vs. Waterford, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. (At Snow College)

Best preseason victory: A 44-41 win at South Summit on Jan. 13.

Best region victory: A 71-66 win against North Sevier on Feb. 3.

Top contributors

Colby Caldwell, Jr., Guard (14.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.8 spg)

Nik Roberts, Jr., Forward (9.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 0.2 spg)

Ty Bartholomew, Sr., Guard (9.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.8 spg)

Braden Harris, Jr., Center (7.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 0.6 spg)

Lafe Christensen, Jr., Guard (4.2 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 0.5 spg)

Scoring offense: 51.6 ppg (10th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 49.6 ppg (8th in 2A)

Last state championship: 1999

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Waterford in first round.

Edward’s evaluation: Lost to Waterford earlier this year 50-43, and the Bulldogs will need to keep Waterford off the offensive glass in this match-up if they hope to pull off the upset.

Manti Templars (14-6)

Coach: Kyle Crouch

How qualified: Tied Wasatch Academy for the Region 16 title with a 7-1 record. Lost the resulting coin flip though and enters the playoffs as the No. 2 seed.

Playoff opener: vs. North Summit, Saturday, 9 a.m. (At Snow College)

Best preseason victory: A 66-43 win at North Summit on Jan. 6.

Best region victory: A 61-49 win against Wasatch Academy on Feb. 3.

Top contributors

Jamen Miller, Jr., Guard (12.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 0.9 apg, 2.2 spg)

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