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4A boys basketball state tournament capsules

Published: Saturday, March 1 2014 12:13 p.m. MST

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2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Kevin Santiago (1st year)

How qualified: First in Region 8 with 10-2 record

Playoff opener: vs. Highland, Monday, 5:50 p.m., Huntsman Center

Best preseason victory: A 56-52 win at Mountain View Dec. 13.

Most important region victory: A 57-52 win vs. Springville Feb. 4.

Top contributors

#25 Gavin Baxter, So., Forward (11.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg)

#4 Riley Corbin, Sr., Guard (9.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.2 spg)

#23 Gabe Reid, Jr., Forward (9.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.2 spg)

#2 Britain Covey, Jr., Guard (9.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.2 spg)

#3 David Wright, Sr., Guard (7.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.1 apg)

Scoring offense: 60.4 ppg (9th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 52.8 ppg (6th in 4A)

Last state championship: 2010

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

Edward’s evaluation: After winning 13 straight games from Dec. 21 to Feb. 11, strangely this team went 2-2 in the final two weeks losing to Provo and Salem Hills. Was it just complacency or has the blueprint been exposed on how to beat the T-Birds? There’s no way to know for sure until Monday’s playoff opener, but the T-Birds can’t afford another letdown. Highland could have a big crowd on hand at the Huntsman Center and it has a history of playing very well at state.
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