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1A boys basketball state tournament capsules

Published: Sunday, Feb. 26 2012 3:47 p.m. MST

Playoff opener: vs. Wendover/Valley winner, Wednesday, 10 a.m. (At Sevier Valley Center)

Best preseason victory: A 52-36 win over Milford at the Sevier Valley Center on Dec. 10.

Best region victory: A 56-55 win at Monticello on Feb. 23.

Top contributors

Justin Johnson, Sr., Forward (34.4 ppg)

Erick Mendez, Sr., Forward (11.6 ppg)

Spencer Marshall, So., Guard (7.6 ppg)

Adrian Escalante, Jr., Guard (4.4 ppg)

Jordan Olsen, Sr., Guard (2.3 ppg)

Scoring offense: 66.0 ppg (2nd in 1A)

Scoring defense: 44.7 ppg (6th in 1A)

Last state championship: 2000

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

Intermountain Christian Lions (8-7)

Coach: Bodie Christiansen

How qualified: Finished second in Region 17 with a 6-2 record.

Playoff opener: vs. Liahona, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. (At Sevier Valley Center)

Best preseason victory: A 64-56 win against Wendover on Dec. 14.

Best region victory: A 36-35 win at St. Joseph on Feb. 10.

Top contributors

Zach Paige, Jr., Forward (18.1 ppg)

Mikey Boettger, So., Guard (13.1 ppg)

Michael Fox, Sr., Guard (12.5 ppg)

Christian Boyle, Jr., Guard (3.8 ppg)

David Pimentel, So., Guard (1.8 ppg)

Scoring offense: 51.9 ppg (14th in 1A)

Scoring defense: 50.9 ppg (15th in 1A)

Last state championship: None

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

Layton Christian Eagles (10-9)

Coach: Bobby Porter

How qualified: Finished first in Region 17 with an 8-0 record.

Playoff opener: vs. Panguitch, Wednesday, 1 p.m. (At Sevier Valley Center)

Best preseason victory: A 72-42 win over Spring Mountain, Nev. at the Las Vegas Invitational on Dec. 26.

Best region victory: A 92-66 win at ICS on Feb. 8.

Top contributors

Remington Rawlings, Sr., Guard (14.1 ppg)

Joe Haugen, Sr., Guard (9.1 ppg)

Quincy Mason, Sr., Forward (8.3 ppg)

Scifon Shyaka, Sr., Forward (7.1 ppg)

Jacob Maughn, Sr., Center (6.8 ppg)

Scoring offense: 68.1 ppg (1st in 1A)

Scoring defense: 50.6 ppg (14th in 1A)

Last state championship: 2007

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

Liahona Warriors (10-7)

Coach: Scott Mark

How qualified: Finished second in Region 18 with a 6-2 record.

Playoff opener: vs. ICS, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. (At Sevier Valley Center)

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