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1A boys basketball state tournament capsules

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

Best preseason victory: A 52-51 win at Rich on Jan. 7.

Best region victory: A 67-44 win at Wendover on Feb. 3.

Top contributors

Weston Meacham, (16.7 ppg)

Carson Smith, (14.4 ppg)

Collin Rudd, (6.9 ppg)

Briggs Savage, (6.8 ppg)

Tyler Berry, (6.0 ppg)

Scoring offense: 63.5 ppg (4th in 1A)

Scoring defense: 55.4 ppg (22nd in 1A)

Last state championship: None

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

Monticello Buckaroos (13-6)

Coach: Tony Esplin

How qualified: Finished second in Region 19 with an 8-2 record.

Playoff opener: vs. St. Joseph, Wednesday, 7 p.m. (At Sevier Valley Center)

Best preseason victory: A 36-32 win against Valley at the Sevier Valley Center on Dec. 10.

Best region victory: A 52-36 win against Whitehorse on Feb. 3.

Top contributors

Jake Duncan, Jr., Forward (9.6 ppg)

Gunnar Hollingsworth, Jr., Forward (9.2 ppg)

Austin Maloy, So., Guard (6.6 ppg)

Terek Esplin, Sr., Guard (4.7 ppg)

Jared Smith, Jr., Guard (4.1 ppg)

Scoring offense: 54.5 ppg (10th in 1A)

Scoring defense: 43.2 ppg (4th in 1A)

Last state championship: 1994 (2A)

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

Panguitch Bobcats (16-6)

Coach: Clint Barney

How qualified: Finished third in Region 20 with a 10-4 record, and also finished third in the Region 20 tournament to earn the No. 3 seed for the playoffs.

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

Best preseason victory: A 37-36 win at North Sevier on Nov. 23.

Best region victory: A 58-53 win against Bryce Valley in the third-place game of the Region 20 tournament on Feb. 25.

Top contributors

Tyce Barney, So., Forward (16.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.0 apg, 2.2 spg)

Dalan Bennett, Jr., Forward (12.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 0.7 apg, 1.7 spg)

MaKade Christensen, Sr., Guard (9.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.1 spg)

Tom Adams, Sr., Guard (6.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.4 spg)

Kaden Figgins, Jr., Forward (5.9 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.7 spg)

Scoring offense: 59.8 ppg (5th in 1A)

Scoring defense: 46.7 ppg (8th in 1A)

Last state championship: 2001

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

Piute T-Birds (19-3)

Coach: Steve Hoagland

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