2A boys basketball state tournament capsules

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

Brady Aste, Sr., Guard (10.8 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.1 spg)

Devin Cluff, Sr., Forward (9.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.9 spg)

Jayson Cole, Sr., Guard (8.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.8 apg, 0.8 spg)

Quinn Nielsen, Sr., Guard (6.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 0.8 apg, 1.1 spg)

Scoring offense: 60.6 ppg (3rd in 2A)

Scoring defense: 48.3 ppg (5th in 2A)

Last state championship: 2008

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to South Sevier in semifinals.

Edward’s evaluation: The inconsistencies from earlier this year seem to be in the past. The Templars have won seven straight and are poised for a semifinal showdown with South Sevier if things unfold as they should.

Millard Eagles (7-10)

Coach: Stoney Myers

How qualified: Finished tied for second in Region 13 with Enterprise at 5-3, but won the season series against Enterprise to claim the No. 2 seed.

Playoff opener: vs. Richfield, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (At Snow College)

Best preseason victory: A 49-48 win against Gunnison on Dec. 17.

Best region victory: A 50-46 win against Beaver on Feb. 10.

Top contributors

Joel Swallow, Sr., Center (16.8 ppg, 11.2 rpg, 0.7 apg, 1.0 spg)

Jesse Rhodes, Jr., Guard (13.5 ppg, 0.9 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.0 spg)

Jeffery Robison, So., Forward (12.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.3 spg)

Pancho Alcala, Sr., Guard (3.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.1 spg)

Taylor Frampton, Sr., Forward (2.3 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.1 spg)

Scoring offense: 54.0 ppg (9th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 55.1 ppg (11th in 2A)

Last state championship: 1978

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

Edward’s evaluation: Lost to Richfield 49-37 earlier this year, and the Eagles will be hard pressed to change their fortunes in the rematch. Joel Swallow had 23 points and 13 rebounds in first meeting, but he needs more help from his teammates.

North Sevier Wolves (8-12)

Coach: Travis Story

How qualified: Finished fourth in Region 16 with a 2-6 record

Playoff opener: vs. South Summit, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. (At Snow College)

Best preseason victory: A 60-43 win against South Summit on Jan. 4.

Best region victory: A 63-48 win against American Leadership on Feb. 10.

Top contributors

Dakota Shepherd, Jr., Guard (16.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 7.2 apg, 2.3 spg)

Austin Piep, Sr., Guard (13.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.6 spg)

Kaesen Rasmussen, Sr., Forward (9.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.3 apg, 0.8 spg)

Colton Robins, Jr., Forward (6.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.6 spg)

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