High school girls basketball: 5A girls basketball state tournament capsules

Published: Saturday, Feb. 22 2014 5:13 p.m. MST

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Coach: Sean Yeager

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

Playoff opener: vs Taylorsville, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. (at SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 73-42 win against Lone Peak on Dec. 17

Most important region victory: A 58-55 win against Brighton on Jan. 21

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#22 Mariah Martin, Fr., Guard (12.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.8 spg)

#13 Madyson Quigley, Sr., G/F (8.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.0 apg, 2.4 spg)

#11 Elsa Ferre, Jr., G/F (8.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.0 apg)

#23 Rachel McDonald, Jr., Forward (6.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.2 spg)

#5 Rachel Jenson, Sr., Guard (3.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.3 spg)

Scoring offense: 54.5 ppg (4th in 5A)

Scoring defense: 49.4 ppg (18th in 5A)

Last state championship: 2011

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

Phibbs’ Prognostications: Behind its first-year coach, Alta is still trying to find consistency. The Hawks have won nine of their last 12 outings, but strangely all three losses were by double digits. This team certainly has the talent to make a deep postseason run if it can maintain rhythm.
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