Top 10 2011 high school playoff games

Published: Monday, March 7 2011 7:10 p.m. MST

Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News
As always happens, the past three weeks of high basketball state tournament action reiterated that anything can — and often does — happen. Of the 10 total boys and girls teams that hoisted trophies, only six were the No. 1 team in their respective classification entering the playoffs. The five state champions on the girls side were Alta (5A), Springville (4A), Emery (3A), Enterprise (2A) and Rich (1A). The Boys state champions were Lone Peak (5A), Highland (4A), Wasatch (3A), South Sevier (2A) and Wasatch Academy (1A). The Springville girls and Wasatch boys were the only repeat champions. It took 184 playoffs games to crown the 10 champions, and here are the Deseret News’ picks for the 10 best playoff games.
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1A BB Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

First, I think that the Rich vs. Monticello game at the 1A tournament should be #1. How can any other game stand up to a buzzer beater at the end of regulation, one at the end of the first OT, and yet another at the end of the second OT? Not to mention the game winning shot was from very long range--at least 25 feet or more.

Second, i think that the Bryce Valley vs. Duchesne game deserved to make at least honorable mention from the 1A tournament. This game was won on the first day by Bryce Valley 55-53 in double OT, spoiling a great upset bid by the Duchesne Eagles.

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