High school basketball: 3A boys tournament capsules

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 13 2013 9:37 a.m. MST

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2012-2013 Schedule

Coach: Ryan Cuff (5th year)

How qualified: Fourth in Region 9 with 6-6 record.

Playoff opener: at Judge, Friday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 75-73 (2OT) win against Westlake on Dec. 28.

Most important region victory: A 38-34 win against Pine View on Feb. 6.

Top contributors

#1 Kyler Smith, Sr., G/F (10.0 ppg)

#5 Blake Barney, Sr., Guard (8.7 ppg)

#11 Dakota Bair, Sr., Guard (7.7 ppg)

#30 Kyle Hansen, Sr., G/F (6.3 ppg)

#3 Jordan Hall, Jr., Guard (6.1 ppg)

Scoring offense: 52.0 ppg (17th in 3A)

Scoring defense: 55.5 ppg (14th in 3A)

Last state championship: 1970

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

Edward’s evaluation: It’s déjà vu all over for Dixie. A year after upsetting Judge in the first round of the state tournament, Dixie once again opens the playoffs on the road at Judge. An upset seems even more unlikely this time around. Last year Dixie big man Walker Swensen created big match-up problems for Judge, but the Flyers don’t have that intimidating inside presence this year. After last year though, they might have the mental edge over Judge.
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Ogden, UT

Predictions People???? Game by Game...

Heber City, UT

The Wasps welcome an excellent Desert Hills team to the Nest. The Wasps are fortunate to have a first round home game. They accomplished this by winning 5 of their 6 last home games. During the last 6 games the Wasps are holding opponents to 43 pts/game and scoring 52 pts/game. The most comparable team to Desert Hills in Region 10 is an excellent Judge team. Judge gave the Wasps their sole defeat during the last 6 games. It was a Wasp home game. The score was JDG 45/WHS 40. Expect a similar contest between Desert Hills and WHS... low scoring and the margin of victory will be 5 pts or fewer. The winner will have to do the little things (e.g. solid foul shooting, reduce turn overs and manage fouls of key players and at key times). Because I'm a WHS fan and I can't divorce my emotions from the pick... I'm picking the Wasps by 4 points, 50 to 46... GO WASPS!!!!


Mr. Edwards you better go back and check the record books. Delta took state in 1972. They beat the Payson Lions 69-63!

Heber City, UT

I'm sorry that I missed the mark.... a two point margin of error is acceptable in the WASPS favor!!!! Go WASATCH!

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