3A girls basketball tournament: A team-by-team look

Published: Thursday, Feb. 20 2014 9:52 a.m. MST

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2013-14 schedule

Coach: Chris Allred

How qualified: First in Region 9 with 12-0 record.

Playoff opener: vs. Grantsville, Friday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 50-28 win at Timpanogos on Dec. 21.

Most important region victory: An 83-50 win at Hurricane on Jan. 7.

Top contributors

#43 Haley Bodnar, Sr. (14.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.6 spg)

#4 Blair Bliss, Sr. (12.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 5.6 apg, 3.8 spg)

#14 Kenzie Done, So. (9.9 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.6 apg, 2.1 spg)

#24 Ashley Beckstrand, Fr. (8.0 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.6 spg)

#22 Karlee Myers, Sr. (7.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.2 spg)

Scoring offense: 65.3 ppg (2nd in 3A)

Scoring defense: 37.2 ppg (1st in 3A)

Last state championship: None

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Win over Morgan in championship

Edward’s evaluation: OK, this has gotta be the year Desert Hills gets the job done, right? After losing in the championship game two straight years, this year’s team has been virtually unstoppable against 5A, 4A and 3A teams with a 27-point average margin of victory. A tough test could await Desert Hills in the final against Morgan, but there’s simply too much talent on this team to come up short again.
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