High school boys basketball: 1A team-by-team region capsules

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 20 2012 2:35 p.m. MST

Coach Comment: “We are excited for the changes that we have made at Rockwell and look forward to a successful season. This breakout season will be a turning point for our program.”

4. Dugway High School

Coach: Randy Goss

2011-2012 Record: 6-14 (Tied for 4th in Region 18 with 1-7 record)

2012 Postseason: Did not qualify

Region 19 Capsules

1. Monticello High School

Coach: Tony Esplin (10th year)

2011-2012 Record: 14-8 (2nd in Region 19 with 8-2 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Bryce Valley in the 1A quarterfinals, 47-41

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Jake Duncan, Sr., Forward, 10.1 ppg

Gunnar Hollingsworth, Sr., Forward, 8.4 ppg,

Austin Maloy, Jr., Guard, 6.8 ppg

2. Green River High School

Coach: Tom Hughes

2011-2012 Record: 19-6 (1st in Region 19 with 10-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Rich in 1A quarterfinals, 61-48

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Spencer Marshall, Jr., Guard, 7.6 ppg

Adrian Escalante, Sr., Guard, 4.4 ppg

3. Whitehorse High School

Coach: Matt Baldwin (13th year)

2011-2012 Record: 11-11 (3rd in Region 19 with 5-5 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Wayne in 1A first round, 66-60

Returning Starters: 1

Coach Comment: “We are going to be very young and inexperienced this year. We will be seeing considerable minutes from several freshmen and sophomores this season. The biggest question will be where our scoring will come from, having graduated Karl Holly and Tavis Martin from last year’s team. It will be a rebuilding season for us this year.”

4. Pinnacle High School

Coach: Andrew Olsen (2nd year)

2011-2012 Record: 12-9 (4th in Region 19 with 4-6 record)

2012 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Jake Hardy, Sr., Guard, 15.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.8 apg, 3.5 spg

Dalton Rudman, Sr., Guard, 4.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1 spg

Javanni Alzayyat, Jr., Forward, 5.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg

Jackson Nichols, Jr., Forward, 0.8 ppg, 1 rpg

Coach Comment: “We have a small, athletic team, and we had a really good summer. The kids have worked hard during the offseason to improve their game, and they are coming into this season more confident. We are bringing back more experience than we did the prior season and we also have better team chemistry in the new system.”

5. Monument Valley High School

Coach: TBD

2011-2012 Record: 4-12 record (5th in Region 19 with 3-7 record)

2012 Postseason: Did not qualify

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