Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Lone Peak's T.J. Haws celebrates a 3-pointer against Alta during the 5A State Championship game in Ogden Saturday, March 2, 2013.

It stayed close for a quarter, but Lone Peak began to pull away in the second quarter of Saturday's 5A boys basketball championship, beating Alta 72-39.

It is the third straight state title for the Knights, who are currently ranked No. 1 in the country by MaxPreps

Read prep editor James Edward's full game recap: Lone Peak caps dream season with 5A title

Eric Mika paced the Lone Peak attack, registering a double-double with 16 points and 18 rebounds. The Knights finished with 28 offensive rebounds.

Alta kept within striking distance through the first quarter, trailing 17-11 after one period. But Lone Peak outscored the Hawks 43-22 in the second and third quarters to cruise to the championship.

Talon Shumway shared the scoring lead with Mika, pouring in 16 while hitting two of the Knights' seven 3-pointers. Despite some early foul trouble, senior guard Nick Emery finished with 13 points and three rebounds.

Lone Peak also got strong all-around efforts from T.J. Haws and Conner Toolson. Toolson scored 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and picked up five rebounds and three steals; Haws had 11 points, eight assists, four rebounds and two steals.

Zach Rollins led Alta with 12 points, including a 3-pointer, and had two rebounds and two assists.

Here is a selection of some of the top tweets about the championship game.

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