4A girls basketball state tournament capsules

Published: Friday, Feb. 17 2012 3:08 p.m. MST

Best region victory: A 59-46 win at Bountiful on Jan. 20.

Top contributors

Lori Parkinson, Sr., Forward (14.7 ppg, 13.8 rpg, 2.8 apg, 5.5 spg)

Julie Caputo, Jr., Guard (10.7 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.6 spg)

Abby Barrett, Jr., Forward (10.4 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.2 apg, 2.9 spg)

Marquessa Gilson, Jr., Guard (8.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.9 spg)

Tori Dyson, So., Guard (6.7 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 3.6 apg, 2.9 spg)

Scoring offense: 53.7 ppg (6th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 39.4 ppg (4th in 4A)

Last state championship: None

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Win over Bonneville in championship game.

East Leopards (7-15)

Coach: Joann Orr

How qualified: Finished tied for fourth with Clearfield in Region 6 at 3-7, but beat Clearfield in a play-in game to qualify as the No. 4 seed.

Playoff opener: vs. Salem Hills, Monday, 5:50 p.m. (At SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 45-44 win against West on Dec. 12.

Best region victory: A 41-40 win at Clearfield on Feb. 10.

Top contributors

Madison Roemer, Jr., Guard (16.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 2.4 apg, 3.3 spg)

Ata Utuone, Sr., Guard (7.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.2 apg, 2.0 spg)

Sia Otukolo, Sr., Forward (4.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 0.5 apg, 1.1 spg)

Izolde Rhodes, Jr., Forward (4.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.4 spg)

Avvy Smithe, Jr., Guard (3.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.5 spg)

Scoring offense: 40.0 ppg (21st in 4A)

Scoring defense: 49.3 ppg (17th in 4A)

Last state championship: None

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

Hillcrest Huskies (10-10)

Coach: Dave Richardson

How qualified: Finished in a second-place tie in Region 7 with Westlake at 6-4, but lost the tiebreaker to fall into the No. 3 seed.

Playoff opener: vs. Mountain Crest, Monday, 4:10 p.m. (At SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 55-45 win at Jordan on Dec. 29.

Best region victory: A 51-45 win against Westlake on Jan. 31.

Top contributors

Whitney Nemelka, Jr. (11.0 ppg)

Whitney Lott, Sr. (10.3 ppg)

Ashley Jewell, Sr. (6.7 ppg)

Robyn Oliphant, So. (6.2 ppg)

Madison Shaw, Jr. (5.1 ppg)

Scoring offense: 43.3 ppg (19th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 46.2 ppg (12th in 4A)

Last state championship: 1983

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

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