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Published: Thursday, Jan. 3 2013 6:55 a.m. MST

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Tilka
PORTLAND, OR

Lone Peak was expected to waltz away with the title in Tyler Haws' senior year. Coach Lewis is beatable.

Serenity Now
Highland, UT

Agree. I'm a big LP fan, but I remember that game when everyone expected LP to win since Haws had championships his junior and soph years. I think that team had Haws, Nate Austin, Josh Sharp and Tebbs and lost to a very good West Jordan team by double digits....

Ville
Salt Lake City, UT

He may be beatable but not as often as others in the state tournament. He won the last 2 with teams not nearly as good as this one. The team Haws played on his senior year was average compared to the more talented ones in his junior and sophomore seasons. Outside of Haws and an improving Nate Austin, their other 3 starters were average role players. In Haws soph year they had, I believe, Haws, Funk who was a junior, Clegg and Lindquist, both who went to play for Dixie St. In Haws junior year all five starters 4 of them seniors signed to play college ball. Besides Haws, if my memory is correct, they had: a PG who signed with Dixie, Funk who signed with Fresno St and now is at BYU Hawaii, Sharp who plays at BYU and Hamilton who signed with Iowa St, then LSU and is now in the NBA with the Miami Heat. Everyone's beatable but this year I would sure like my odds against the field, if I played for LP.

JohhnyG
Draper, UT

Any team is beatable in highschool basketball. The games are so short that if your off for just a bit it can slip away. However LP has way to many weapons. If they all stay healthy and humble, under the direction of Quincy they will not lose. Next time your in Highland stop by LP high and go look at the basketball trophy case. Coach knows how to work it.

binghamalum
South Jordan, UT

Why do you all compare apples and oranges?
Comparing that team when Haws was a senior,

That West Jordan team, had lost twice all year.
PG went to Boise state, SG went to Nebraska, and there junior gallegos or something like that was there best player, and he went to suu, and didnt play after one season there.

They worked the mighty Knights, which I loved.

But this years LP team has more. Tolson is just a boss, and does everything right
You have the best DEFENDER in the state who is going to BYU for football.
Who also by the way is 19 years old, parents held him back a year. Playing vs boys this year, and he is not affraid of anyone.
Mika would roll over Nate Austin
Emery is leaving after this year at LP for 2 years
Haws still has another year, then he will go on a mish to,
So I still hate BYU restrictions.

Notice in 2007, they had to play 2-3 zone, they were big and long, and couldnt guard people but could stand with arms out and be ok.

ucbballfan
Midway, UT

@binghamalum interesting points, but Shumway is 18 until April

JD Books
Sulphurdale, UT

The only team that could realistically compete with Lone Peak is 2A So. Sevier. They have the most balance and arguably the best coach in the state.

Ville
Salt Lake City, UT

@JD Brooks.......That's nice, I enjoyed a good chuckle. Everyone who follows basketball knows how well S.S. played at the Great Western Shootout at Orem. Not quite ready for the big time but they are a great 2A team and they should be the favorite come tournament time.

Slammer
Lehi, UT

JD you're a real hoot. Gotta love the nonsense in your posts. SS 0-3 at the Orem Shootout, LP 3-0. SS loses all games by double digits. LP wins their games with an average margin over 20 points. That says it all.

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