4A boys basketball state tournament capsules

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

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2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Keith West (15th year)

How qualified: Tied for fourth in Region 6 with 7-7 record, and beat Woods Cross in play-in game.

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

Best preseason victory: A 71-59 win vs. West Jordan (at Olympus Tournament) Dec. 31.

Most important region victory: A 62-61 win vs. Woods Cross Feb. 25.

Top contributors

#4 Jake Connor, Sr., Guard (14.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.3 apg)

#5 Henry Morris, Sr., Forward (14.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.3 spg)

#23 Brandon Warr, Jr., Forward (8.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.3 apg)

#12 Spencer Divver, Jr., Guard (4.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.5 apg)

#3 Spencer Moncur, So., Guard (4.5 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1.2 apg)

Scoring offense: 55.7 ppg (16th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 55.8 ppg (16th in 4A)

Last state championship: 2011

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

Edward’s evaluation: The Rams beat Woods Cross twice last week to qualify for the playoffs, so now anything is possible. Since winning the state title in 2011, the Rams have lost in the first round two straight years by a combined five points. It just goes to show that no matter the talent level coach Keith West always has his kids prepared for state and Timpview is struggling and prime for an upset, if Highland turns in another strong defensive performance on the big stage.
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