High school boys basketball: 5A state tournament capsules

Published: Friday, Feb. 22 2013 12:28 p.m. MST

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2012-2013 Record

Coach: Jim Barker (5th year)

How qualified: Second in Region 3 with 8-2 record.

Playoff opener: vs. Bingham, Monday, 9:30 a.m. (At Weber State)

Best preseason victory: A 58-51 win at American Fork on Dec. 12.

Most important region victory: A 65-43 win at Brighton on Feb. 1.

Top contributors

#3 Trevor Hill, Jr., Guard (11.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.3 spg)

#4 Zach Rollins, Jr., Guard (11.7 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.1 spg)

#12 RJ Beard, Sr., Guard (9.9 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 1.1 spg)

#33 Landon Albrecht, Jr., F/C (9.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.2 spg)

#21 Carter Heslop, Jr., Forward (4.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.2 spg)

Scoring offense: 56.5 ppg (18th in 5A)

Scoring defense: 52.4 ppg (3rd in 5A)

Last state championship: 2010

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

Edward’s evaluation: With one of the best defenses in 5A, but also one of the lower scoring offenses, Alta not surprisingly played in a whole bunch of close games this season. Lately though, the Hawks have been winning those tight games as they enter the playoffs on a seven-game winning streak. Earlier in the season they were losing those close games, including one-point losses to Olympus and Bingham, as well as an overtime defeat to Jordan. Alta is very capable of making a deep run in the playoffs, but it could just as easily lose to Bingham again in the first round.
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American Fork, UT

Here's hoping for a North Utah County finals tomorrow! Go Cavemen!

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