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1A boys basketball state tournament capsules

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

How qualified: Finished tied for first in Region 20 with Bryce Valley with a 13-1 record, but finished second in the Region 20 tournament and heads into playoffs as No. 2 seed.

Playoff opener: vs. Rich, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. (At Sevier Valley Center)

Best preseason victory: A 40-38 win against Duchesne at the Sevier Valley Center on Dec. 10.

Best region victory: A 61-48 win against Bryce Valley on Dec. 22.

Top contributors

Ty Jessen, Sr., Forward (11.9 ppg)

Taylor Allen, Sr., Center (10.9 ppg)

Cash Newby, Sr., Guard (10.6 ppg)

Tyler Dalton, Jr. Guard (9.0 ppg)

Anthony Hardman, Sr., Guard (8.2 ppg)

Scoring offense: 57.7 ppg (8th in 1A)

Scoring defense: 43.0 ppg (3rd in 1A)

Last state championship: 1996

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

Rich Rebels (8-11)

Coach: Ashley Brown

How qualified: Finished second in Region 21 with a 5-3 record.

Playoff opener: vs. Piute, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. (At Sevier Valley Center)

Best preseason victory: A 50-45 win against South Summit on Jan. 12.

Best region victory: A 60-40 win at Tabiona on Feb. 25.

Top contributors

Braken Pinter, Sr., Guard (13.4 ppg)

McKay Jarman, So., Forward (8.4 ppg)

Brent Wallentine, Sr., Guard (7.3 ppg)

Austin Groll, Jr., Guard (6.3 ppg)

Skyler Argyle, So., Forward (5.4 ppg)

Scoring offense: 51.7 ppg (15th in 1A)

Scoring defense: 50.5 ppg (13th in 1A)

Last state championship: None

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

St. Joseph Jayhawks (7-12)

Coach: Chad Loosemore

How qualified: Finished third in Region 17 with a 4-4 record.

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

Best preseason victory: A 55-53 win against Dugway on Nov. 22.

Best region victory: A 45-41 win against West Ridge on Feb. 8.

Top contributors

David Donlevy, So., Guard (10.1 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.0 spg)

Zach Johnstun, Jr., Guard (9.4 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.5 spg)

Jordan Jones, Jr., Guard (6.1 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.8 spg)

Pat Choffel, Jr., Guard (5.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.1 spg)

Thomas Emenger, So., Guard (4.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.5 spg)

Scoring offense: 44.7 ppg (23rd in 1A)

Scoring defense: 53.1 ppg (17th in 1A)

Last state championship: None

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

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