1A boys basketball state tournament capsules

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

Tabiona Tigers (11-9)

Coach: Shay Price

How qualified: Finished tied for third in Region 21 with Manila, but swept Manila to claim the No. 3 seed.

Playoff opener: vs. Tintic, Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. (At Sevier Valley Center)

Best preseason victory: A 69-61 win against Green River on Nov. 22.

Best region victory: A 37-35 win at Manila on Feb. 24.

Top contributors

Demont Nay, So., Guard (14.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.6 spg)

Cameron Van Tassell, Sr., Center (9.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.7 spg)

Monte Clyde, Jr., Guard (7.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.3 apg, 0.4 spg)

Myles Potter, Sr., Guard (6.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.2 spg)

Jarret Lefler, So., Guard (3.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.6 spg)

Scoring offense: 48.9 ppg (19th in 1A)

Scoring defense: 49.4 ppg (12th in 1A)

Last state championship: 1999

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

Tintic Miners (15-4)

Coach: Luke Thomas

How qualified: Finished first in Region 18 with an 8-0 record.

Playoff opener: vs. Tabiona, Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. (At Sevier Valley Center)

Best preseason victory: A 57-27 win against Milford at the Sevier Valley Center on Dec. 9.

Best region victory: A 65-63 (OT) win at Liahona on Jan. 20.

Top contributors

McKade Holman, Jr., Forward (14.2 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 0.2 apg, 0.8 spg)

Travis Green, Jr., Forward (10.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 3.7 apg, 2.0 spg)

Shelton Denison, Sr., Guard (10.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, 2.6 spg)

Taylor Hurst, Jr., Guard (8.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.8 apg, 2.1 spg)

Collin Fitzgerald, Sr., Guard (7.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 0.9 apg, 1.8 spg)

Scoring offense: 59.7 ppg (6th in 1A)

Scoring defense: 42.5 ppg (2nd in 1A)

Last state championship: None

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

Valley Buffaloes (10-12)

Coach: Dustin Shakespear

How qualified: Finished tied for fourth in Region 20 with Wayne with a 7-7 record, but finished fifth in the Region 20 tournament and heads into playoffs as No. 5 seed.

Playoff opener: vs. Wendover, Tuesday, 6 p.m. (At Sevier Valley Center)

Best preseason victory: A 29-28 win against Tabiona at the Sevier Valley Center on Dec. 9.

Best region victory: A 37-35 win at Wayne on Dec. 15.

Top contributors

Colby Spencer, Jr. (11.6 ppg)

Morgan Hoyt, Sr. (9.4 ppg)

Colton Spencer, Sr. (6.7 ppg)

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