With the 4A state tournament getting underway with first round games this Friday, the big question heading into the tournament is can anybody knock off Salem Hills and Mountain View? The Region 10 rivals seem on a collision course for a third meeting in the 4A championship at UVU, and it would probably take a major upset along the way to prevent it.

While their showdown seems inevitable, the rest of the 4A tourney seems to be wide open, beginning in the first round at home sites. No team seems safe in the opening rounds, not even the other region champs Cedar, Bonneville and Logan.

In alphabetical order, these are the teams that have qualified for the 4A girls state basketball and what to expect over the next week of playoff basketball.

Bear River Bears (7-14)

Head Coach: Mike Corbridge (2nd year)

How qualified: Tied for fourth in Region 12 with a 3-7 record, and beat Sky View in a play-in game to claim No. 4 seed

Playoff opener: at Cedar, Friday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: 49-40 win vs. North Summit on Dec. 9

Most important region victory: 60-46 win vs. Sky View on Feb. 8

Top contributors:

#5 Rachel Fronk, Sr., G (11.7 ppg)

#15 Natalie Cottle, Sr., G (6.6 ppg)

#11 McKenzie Bywater, So., G/P (5.8 ppg)

#25 Cailee Sidwell, Jr., P (5.7 ppg)

#10 Kapri Toone, Sr., P (4.2 ppg)

Scoring offense: 48.1 ppg (11th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 50.6 ppg (21st in 4A)

Last state championship: 1989 (3A)

2017 postseason: Lost to Desert Hills 49-41 in 3A first round

Deseret News prep editor James Edward's bracket: Loss to Cedar in first round

Edward's Evaluation: Bear River did well to beat Sky View in a play-in game on Tuesday, but now the competition gets significantly tougher. In the first round against Cedar the Bears face one of the best defenses in 4A and it will need to be sharp offensively to have any hope of pulling off the upset.

Bonneville Lakers (16-5)

Head Coach: Tyler Dunyon (3rd year)

How qualified: First in Region 11 with an 11-1 record

Playoff opener: vs. Lehi, Friday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: 49-34 win vs. Davis on Dec. 12

Most important region victory: 40-30 win vs. Tooele on Feb. 16

Top contributors:

#34 Talia Afuvai, Sr., F/C (11.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg)

#15 Jenna Czarnecki, So., G (10.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.6 apg)

#5 Saydee Larsen, Sr., G (8.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.8 apg, 2.9 spg)

#35 Mikaela Johnson, Sr., F/C (7.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.1 spg)

#10 Karly Conolly, Jr., G (7.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.2 spg)

Scoring offense: 49.2 ppg (9th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 40.2 ppg (5th in 4A)

Last state championship: None

2017 postseason: Did not qualify

Deseret News prep editor James Edward's bracket: Loss to Ridgeline in quarterfinals

Edward's Evaluation: Bonneville won just once last season, but it benefitted tremendously from UHSAA realignment by going 11-1 in Region 11 and claiming the region title. The competition in the 4A playoffs will be much tougher than what the Lakers saw in region play. They should still get by Lehi in the first round, but Ridgeline likely awaits in the quarterfinals, a team the Lakers already lost to in the preseason.

Cedar Redmen (17-4)

Head Coach: Cory Nielsen (1st year)

How qualified: First in Region 9 with a 10-2 record

Playoff opener: vs. Bear River, Friday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: 49-36 win vs. Ridgeline on Dec. 7

Most important region victory: 38-35 win at Hurricane on Feb. 13

Top contributors:

#2 Japrix Weaver, So., G (13.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.7 spg)

#0 Dream Weaver, Sr., G (8.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.4 spg)

#25 Carley Davis, Sr., F (7.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.4 spg)

#4 Logann Laws, Fr., G (6.6 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.9 spg)

#5 Brooke Shoop, Sr., C (4.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg)

Scoring offense: 49.6 ppg (8th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 36.2 ppg (2nd in 4A)

Last state championship: Done

2017 postseason: Lost to Richfield 42-40 in 3A quarterfinals

Deseret News prep editor James Edward's bracket: Loss to Salem Hills in quarterfinals

Edward's Evaluation: After a couple hiccups early in region play, Cedar has been rolling as it enters the 4A playoffs on a seven-game winning streak. Like always, defense has been the catalyst this season as Cedar enters the playoffs with the second-best scoring defense in 4A. That defense figures to get a massive text in the quarterfinals in a likely match-up against Salem Hills.

Desert Hills Thunder (8-12)

Head Coach: Ron Denos

How qualified: Tied for third in Region 9 with a 7-5 record, and won tiebreaker for No. 3 seed

Playoff opener: at Ridgeline, Friday, 5:30 p.m.

Best preseason victory: 50-43 win vs. Buckeye, Ariz. on Dec. 23

Most important region victory: 44-39 win vs. Snow Canyon on Jan. 30

Top contributors:

#25 Katelyn Phillips, Jr., G (6.8 ppg)

#10 Madi Clark, Sr., G (4.6 ppg)

#4 Jessica Mathis, Sr., G (4.5 ppg)

#42 Jessica Bills, Sr., F (4.4 ppg)

#12 Kami Bliss, So., F (4.2 ppg)

Scoring offense: 42.3 ppg (18th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 46.1 ppg (14th in 4A)

Last state championship: 2014 (3A)

2017 postseason: Lost to Carbon 59-44 in 3A quarterfinals

Deseret News prep editor James Edward's bracket: Loss to Ridgeline in first round

Edward's Evaluation: Desert Hills only beat one playoff team (Pine View twice) during the regular season, and a big reason why was inconsistency offensively as it ranks 18th in 4A. In the first round it faces a Ridgeline team that can be inconsistent offensively as well, but it would need to play a near flawlessly game to extend its season another week.

Green Canyon Wolves (13-7)

Head Coach: Alexis Bird (1st year)

How qualified: Third in Region 12 with a 6-4 record

Playoff opener: at Hurricane, Friday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: 47-33 win vs. Morgan on Dec. 28

Most important region victory: 58-44 win vs. Bear River on Feb. 6

Top contributors:

#14 Jordyn Thompson, So., G (11.5 ppg)

#0 Kinley Falslev, So., G (10.1 ppg)

#21 Kennedy Eskelson, So., G (8.0 ppg)

#11 Cheyenne Naegle, Jr., P (6.3 ppg)

#13 Hannah Gibson, Jr., G (5.8 ppg)

Scoring offense: 53.0 ppg (4th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 47.3 ppg (15th in 4A)

2017 postseason: First-year school

Deseret News prep editor James Edward's bracket: Loss to Hurricane in first round

Edward's Evaluation: First-year Green Canyon surprised many by qualifying for the state tournament in its first season. It’s especially impressive when you consider that the Wolves’ five leading scorers are all underclassmen, including three sophomores. This youthful team will definitely be the underdog on the road in the opener, but it ranks fourth in 4A in scoring offense and has the potential to pull off the upset.

Hurricane Tigers (13-9)

Head Coach: Franci Homer (4th year)

How qualified: Second in Region 9 with an 8-4 record

Playoff opener: vs. Green Canyon, Friday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: 40-35 win vs. Juan Diego on Dec. 1

Most important region victory: 47-37 win at Desert Hills on Feb. 8

Top contributors:

#11 Jayden Langford, Sr., G (11.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.5 apg, 3.3 spg)

#33 Madi Hirschi, Jr., G (8.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.5 apg, 2.1 spg)

#3 Alexa Christensen, Sr., F (6.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.0 spg)

#5 Kylee Stevens, Sr., G (6.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.2 apg, 2.5 spg)

#21 Hailey Homer, Jr., F (5.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.1 spg)

Scoring offense: 45.5 ppg (14th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 39.7 ppg (3rd in 4A)

Last state championship: 2000 (3A)

2017 postseason: Lost to Morgan 59-44 in the 3A first round

Deseret News prep editor James Edward's bracket: Loss to Mountain View in quarterfinals

Edward's Evaluation: Hurricane lost its first three region games and didn’t look like it would play a factor in the Region 9 race despite coming into the season with high expectations. It quickly turned things around though going 8-1 over the next nine region games to earn a first round home game. It should win its opener, but in the quarterfinals Mountain View awaits which would very big test defensively. The Tigers rank third in 4A in scoring defense, and the potential quarterfinal game would be a very intriguing match-up.

Juan Diego Soaring Eagle (11-11)

Head Coach: Ashley McKray (1st year)

How qualified: Third in Region 11 with a 7-5 record

Playoff opener: at Mountain View, Friday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: 40-34 win vs. Desert Hills on Dec. 2

Most important region victory: 47-40 win vs. Stansbury on Feb. 8

Top contributors:

#4 Kiely Rasmussen, So., G (12.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.0 spg)

#15 Laulea Tavake, So., G/F (10.4 ppg, .94 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.7 spg)

#53 Eva Tavake, Sr., G/F (6.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.9 apg, 2.5 spg)

#20 Kallie Craig, Sr., F (3.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.0 spg)

#33 Maya Sherrell, So., G/F (3.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg)

Scoring offense: 39.6 ppg (19th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 40.6 ppg (6th in 4A)

Last state championship: 2017 (3A)

2017 postseason: Beat Richfield 34-32 in 3A championship

Deseret News prep editor James Edward's bracket: Loss to Mountain View in first round.

Edward's Evaluation: Juan Diego heads into the state tournament as a defending state champion, but with a new coach and new personnel this team is completely different. Juan Diego has progressively improved throughout the season, and even its region losses to Tooele and Bonneville were much more competitive games in the second meetings. That improvement likely won’t matter as the Soaring Eagle face Region 10 co-champion Mountain View in the first round.

Lehi Pioneers (12-10)

Head Coach: Aubrey Van Pelt (2nd year)

How qualified: Fourth in Region 10 with a 6-6 record

Playoff opener: at Bonneville, Friday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: 43-37 win vs. Pleasant Grove on Nov. 30

Most important region victory: 68-48 win vs. Uintah on Feb. 13

Top contributors:

#0 Cassidy Johnson, Sr., F(10.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg, )

#35 Apelila Galeai, Fr., F (7.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.2 spg)

#4 Maddison Warren, Fr., G (5.8 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.7 spg)

#2 Macie Warren, Fr., G (5.6 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.6 spg)

#11 Samantha Lewis, Jr., G (5.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.9 apg)

Scoring offense: 55.6 ppg (3rd in 4A)

Scoring defense: 52.1 ppg (23rd in 4A)

Last state championship: 1980 (2A)

2017 postseason: Did not qualify

Deseret News prep editor James Edward's bracket: Loss to Bonneville in first round

Edward's Evaluation: Lehi won its last three games to book its place in the state tournament for the first time since 2014. Extending the stay beyond this weekend will be a challenge though as Lehi travels to Region 11 champion Bonneville in the first round. It will be a battle of styles as Lehi heads into the playoffs with the third-best scoring offense in 4A while Bonneville features one of the top defenses.

Logan Grizzlies (17-4)

Head Coach: Josh Zentner (2nd year)

How qualified: First in Region 12 with a 10-0 record

Playoff opener: vs. Pine View, Friday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: 48-46 win vs. Hurricane on Nov. 30

Most important region victory: 58-48 win at Ridgeline on Feb. 13

Top contributors:

#11 Amber Kartchner, Fr., G (11.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.9 spg)

#35 Mia Marin, Jr., G (11.1 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.2 spg)

#14 Tori Craner, Sr., F (11.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg)

#41 Shaylee Anderson, So., F (6.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.2 apg)

#1 Aleya Zetner, Sr., G (2.7 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.2 spg)

Scoring offense: 50.2 ppg (7th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 43.9 ppg (10th in 4A)

Last state championship: None

2017 postseason: Lost to Cedar 56-33 in 3A first round

Deseret News prep editor James Edward's bracket: Loss to Salem Hills in semifinals

Edward's Evaluation: With balanced scoring through the season, Logan swept through Region 12 in impressive fashion. That unpredictability from night to night should serve Logan well in the playoffs as the bracket sets up nicely for a potential run to the semifinals. Salem Hills would likely await in the semifinals, but Logan’s offense is good enough to keep the game close. Actually knocking off 20-win Salem Hills is a completely different story.

Mountain View Bruins (18-2)

Head Coach: Alexis Kaufusi (3rd year)

How qualified: Tied for first in Region 10 with an 11-1 record and won coin flip to earn No. 1 seed

Playoff opener: vs. Juan Diego, Friday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: 70-55 win at Timpview on Nov. 28

Most important region victory: 50-40 win vs. Salem Hills on Jan. 9

Top contributors:

#23 Tahlia White, Sr., G (24.2 ppg)

#10 Sam Eddy, Sr., G (12.4 ppg)

#32 Skye Lindsay, Sr., P (9.2 ppg)

#33 Danja Stafford, Jr., P (6.9 ppg)

#2 Allie Warner, Sr., G (4.7 ppg)

Scoring offense: 68.5 ppg (1st in 4A)

Scoring defense: 44.1 ppg (11th in 4A)

Last state championship: 2009 (4A)

2017 postseason: Lost to East 56-53 in 4A first round

Deseret News prep editor James Edward's bracket: Loss to Salem Hills in championship

Edward's Evaluation: The Bruins head into the playoffs with the top scoring offense in 4A led by Tahlia White who averages 24.2 ppg. They marched through region play in dominant fashion with the lone loss coming to Salem Hills 49-47 earlier this month. It seems inevitable the teams will meet again in the championship unless a major upset occurs along the way.

Pine View Panthers (12-6)

Head Coach: Chris Bringah (4th year)

How qualified: Tied for third in Region 9 with a 7-5 record, but lost tiebreaker for No. 4 seed

Playoff opener: at Logan, Friday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: 44-36 win vs. Enterprise on Dec. 5

Most important region victory: 53-49 win vs. Cedar on Jan. 16

Top contributors:

#3 Saraven Allen, Sr., G (10.6 ppg)

#10 Claire Newbold, Sr., G/W (8.3 ppg)

#2 Dawn Mead, Sr., G (4.7 ppg)

#0 Sophia Jensen, So., G (3.8 ppg)

#33 Bailey Hofheins, Jr., P (3.4 ppg)

Scoring offense: 47.4 ppg (12th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 42.3 ppg (8th in 4A)

Last state championship: 2001 (3A)

2017 postseason: Did not qualify

Deseret News prep editor James Edward's bracket: Loss to Logan in first round

Edward's Evaluation: After starting Region 9 play with a 5-1 record, the Panthers struggled down the stretch with a 2-4 record since Jan. 25. The result is a first round road game at Region 12 champion Logan. Pine View’s inconsistent offense needs to be sharp to have any hope of pulling off the upset.

Ridgeline Riverhawks (14-7)

Head Coach: Ainsli Jenks (2nd year)

How qualified: Second in Region 12 with an 8-2 record

Playoff opener: vs. Desert Hills, Friday, 5:30 p.m.

Best preseason victory: 36-29 win vs. Bonneville on Dec. 1

Most important region victory: 61-50 win vs. Green Canyon

Top contributors:

#12 Halle Livingston, Jr., G/W (9.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.4 apg, 2.3 spg)

#14 Emma Anderson, So., W/P (8.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.3 spg)

#34 Kiley Kirk, Sr., P (5.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg)

#2 Ashley Nielsen, Sr., G/W (5.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.4 spg)

#13 Brayli Jenks, So., G (4.6 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.8 apg)

Scoring offense: 49.1 ppg (10th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 44.8 ppg (12th in 4A)

Last state championship: None

2017 postseason: Lost to Desert Hills 65-43 in 3A first round

Deseret News prep editor James Edward's bracket: Loss to Mountain View in semifinals

Edward's Evaluation: The bracket sets up nicely for Ridgeline to make a deep run in the playoffs. It is favored in the opener and would be favored again in the quarterfinals against a Bonneville team it already beat in the preseason. Anything beyond that would require beating juggernaut Mountain View, which would be extremely difficult.

Salem Hills Skyhawks (20-1)

Head Coach: Kyle Francom

How qualified: Tied for first in Region 10 with an 11-1 record

Playoff opener: vs. Tooele, Friday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: 63-56 win vs. Timpview on Dec. 21

Most important region victory: 49-47 win vs. Mountain View on Feb. 2

Top contributors:

#12 Lauren Gustin, Sr., F (28.8 ppg, 17.8 rpg, 2.8 apg, 2.2 spg)

#5 Dixie Lainhart, Sr., G (10.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 5.9 apg, 2.1 spg)

#14 Kaylee Brimhall, Sr., G (6.3 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 2.0 apg)

#32 Sydney Sorensen, Sr., G/F (4.2 ppg, 2.4 rpg)

#10 Hailey Johnson, Sr., G/F (2.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.2 spg)

Scoring offense: 60.9 ppg (2nd in 4A)

Scoring defense: 45.6 ppg (13th in 4A)

Last state championship: None

2017 postseason: Lost to Skyline 61-41 in 4A first round

Deseret News prep editor James Edward's bracket: Win over Mountain View in championship

Edward's Evaluation: Salem Hills’ only loss this season was to Mountain View, which it avenged later in region play as the teams shared the Region 10 title. It would take a massive upset for either team not to reach the 4A championship for the grudge match. The key in that game would be how Salem Hills’ guards are shooting. Lauren Gustin’s presence in the paint will create opportunities from the perimeter, and whether or not those shots go in could determine the state title.

Spanish Fork Dons (13-7)

Head Coach: Alyssa Anderson (6th year)

How qualified: Third in Region 10 with an 8-4 record

Playoff opener: at Stansbury, Friday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: 64-52 win vs. Provo on Dec. 1

Most important region victory: 68-66 win at Lehi on Feb. 2

Top contributors:

#0 Taylor Stewart, Jr., F/C (11.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg)

#5 Rylie Tobiasson, Sr., F/C (10.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.0 spg)

#23 Gabby Beckstrom, Sr., G (8.1 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 1.1 apg, 2.0 spg)

#44 Kennedy Frame, Sr., F (6.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg)

#11 Brylee Rudd, Jr., G (5.9 ppg, 2.2 rpg)

Scoring offense: 52.2 ppg (6th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 48.6 ppg (17th in 4A)

Last state championship: None

2017 postseason: Did not qualify

Deseret News prep editor James Edward's bracket: Loss to Logan in quarterfinals

Edward's Evaluation: Spanish Fork has been an afterthought in Region 10 with Mountain View and Salem Hills dominating the headlines. It struggled in both games against Mountain View, but narrowly lost to Salem Hills in both games. Those near misses should give the Dons confidence heading into the playoffs, and who knows, if things go well they could meet Salem Hills again in the semifinals.

Stansbury Stallions (16-6)

Head Coach: Kenzie Newton (9th year)

How qualified: Tied for second in Region 11 with a 9-3 record, and won tiebreaker to claim No. 2 seed

Playoff opener: vs. Spanish Fork, Friday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: 57-46 win vs. Skyridge on Nov. 21

Most important region victory: 52-27 win vs. Tooele on Feb. 6

Top contributors:

#10 Sienna Riggle, F (10.6 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.9 spg)

#15 Taylor Hinds, G/F (10.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.8 spg)

#13 Kenzi Knudsen, G (7.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.4 spg)

#2 Kalee Phillips, G (6.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.6 apg, 2.1 spg)

#4 Mia Thurber, G (5.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.0 apg, 2.1 spg)

Scoring offense: 52.3 ppg (5th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 40.1 ppg (4th in 4A)

Last state championship: None

2017 postseason: Lost to Carbon 53-41 in 3A first round

Deseret News prep editor James Edward's bracket: Loss to Spanish Fork in first round

Edward's Evaluation: Stansbury is in good form heading into the playoffs winners of six of its last seven games, including a win over Region 11 champion Bonneville. It hosts Spanish Fork in the most intriguing 4A first round game this weekend, and Stansbury will need to lean heavily on its fourth-ranked scoring offense in 4A against a quality Spanish Fork team.

Tooele Buffaloes (13-8)

Head Coach: Randy Goss (2nd year)

How qualified: Tied for second in Region 11 with a 9-3 record, but lost tiebreaker to claim No. 3 seed

Playoff opener: at Salem Hills, Friday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: 45-30 win vs. South Summit on Nov. 28

Most important region victory: 37-36 win vs. Juan Diego on Feb. 13

Top contributors:

#23 Emily Webber, Sr., F/C (11.7 ppg)

#10 Abby Webber, Sr., F/C (5.8 ppg)

#4 Blake Hervat, Sr., G/F (5.3 ppg)

#14 Shaylie Davis, Sr., F/C (4.0 ppg)

#21 Makenna Baker, Sr., F/C (2.9 ppg)

Scoring offense: 38.3 ppg (21st in 4A)

Scoring defense: 34.3 ppg (1st in 4A)

Last state championship: 1992 (3A)

2017 postseason: Lost to Richfield 48-30 in 3A first round

Deseret News prep editor James Edward's bracket: Loss to Salem Hills in first round

Edward's Evaluation: Tooele finished the regular season with the top-ranked scoring offense in 4A allowing only 34.3 ppg. That defense faces its biggest test of the season in the first round against Salem Hills.