Springville starts its title defense Wednesday as first-round action begins at the 3A girls prep basketball state tournament.

The four-day, 16-team tournament is scheduled for Murray High School and is co-sponsored by the UHSAA and First Security Bank.Springville defeated Bountiful for the 1990 3A title, with Tooele finishing third and Ogden fourth.

Springville enters the 1991 playoffs as one of top seeds from the four 3A leagues - Logan is seeded first from Region 5, Murray from Region 6, Uintah from Region 7, and Springville from Region 8.

The tournament runs four days straight, culminating with the 5 p.m. 3A title game.

The 4A girls tournament begins next week, while South Summit and Valley claimed the 2A and 1A state crowns in playoffs earlier this month.