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4A girls basketball state tournament capsules

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

Maple Mountain Golden Eagles (15-6)

Coach: Cory Green

How qualified: Finished in a second-place tie with Timpanogos in Region 8 at 10-4, but heads into the playoffs as the No. 3 seed after the region tiebreaker procedure.

Playoff opener: vs. Bountiful, Monday, 2:30 p.m. (At SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 51-31 win against American Fork on Dec. 13.

Best region victory: A 50-39 win at Salem Hills on Jan. 27.

Top contributors

Aleksa Gappmayer, Jr., Guard (13.1 ppg)

Sadie Williams, Sr., Forward (7.5 ppg)

Baylee Nielsen, Sr., Center (6.5 ppg)

Kelsey Lewis, Sr., Guard (5.9 ppg)

Kara Betts, Sr., Center (5.5 ppg)

Scoring offense: 46.5 ppg (16th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 37.5 ppg (3rd in 4A)

Last state championship: None

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Skyline in quarterfinals.

Mountain Crest Mustangs (12-8)

Coach: Candace Thornton

How qualified: Finished in a second-place tie in Region 5 with Sky View at 7-3, but won the coin toss to claim the No. 2 seed.

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

Best preseason victory: A 62-57 win at Alta on Dec. 30.

Best region victory: A 57-49 win against Sky View on Jan. 17.

Top contributors

Karlee Kartchner, Sr. (22.9 ppg)

Emily Moore, Sr. (11.0 ppg)

McKenzie Anderson, Jr. (6.0 ppg)

Katie Wallentine, Jr. (5.6 ppg)

Kenzie Rasmussen, Jr. (3.5 ppg)

Scoring offense: 56.1 ppg (3rd in 4A)

Scoring defense: 49.9 ppg (20th in 4A)

Last state championship: None

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

Olympus Titans (10-10)

Coach: Kael Ashton

How qualified: Finished fourth in Region 7 with a 5-5 record

Playoff opener: vs. Bonneville, Monday, 11:10 a.m. (At SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 59-55 win at Hunter on Jan. 6.

Best region victory: A 47-40 win against Westlake on Jan. 20.

Top contributors

Rachel Vandertoolen, So., Forward (11.9 ppg)

Jennifer Nichols, Sr., Guard (9.0 ppg)

Kenzie Droubay, Sr., Forward (7.8 ppg)

Lilly Besler, Sr., Center (3.4 ppg)

Jessie Mahas, Jr., Guard (2.0 ppg)

Scoring offense: 42.8 ppg (20th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 40.8 ppg (6th in 4A)

Last state championship: 2000

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