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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: Vicki Bohney

How qualified: Third in Region 2 with 7-3 record

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

Best preseason victory: A 49-37 win against Pleasant Grove on Dec. 17

Most important region victory: A 53-37 win against Cottonwood on Feb. 14

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#22 Mattie Evensen, Sr., Center (11.9 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 1.2 spg)

#10 Kaitlin Toluono, So., G/F (11.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.2 apg, 2.4 spg)

#13 Tasha Debenedictis, Sr., Guard (4.7 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.4 spg)

#32 Whitney Olson, Jr., F/C (4.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.5 apg)

#3 Cami Toeun, So., Guard (3.8 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.1 spg)

Scoring offense: 45.9 ppg (13th in 5A)

Scoring defense: 41.5 ppg (5th in 5A)

Last state championship: 1989

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

Phibbs’ Prognostications: Taylorsville is led by one of the premier post players in the classification, Mattie Evensen, who is averaging a double-double every night on the floor. If teams allocate extra attention on stopping her on the block, and her teammates can hit open shots, the Warriors could surprise in the playoffs.
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