1A girls basketball state tournament capsules

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  • skeptical critic west jordan, utah
    Feb. 13, 2012 5:22 p.m.

    Been happening for years JMHO, it's a known fact. There's even more pressure at the 1-A schools to win in the state tournament, the whole town gets behind them. When a coach sees the tourney pairings ahead of time, and sees he will play a team he doesn't want to play with a certain seed, said coach has been known to maybe not have his team try as hard as they usually might, and maybe they lose a game they shouldn't. Oh well. Region 20 has been known to do this in the past, and it usually works. In this case, Bryce Valley screwed up and lost to Milford. Now they backed into their worse case scenario, playing Rich in the first round. Too bad for them.

  • Terry Roberts Cedar City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2012 5:16 p.m.

    Garden City, no way you can say that for sure. Of course a team isn't going to make it obvious if that's what they're doing, they would just score enough to keep it close. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. And BTW, I still think Bryce Valley will upset Rich, they're that good. No need to be afraid of them, but I believe they were.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Feb. 13, 2012 5:13 p.m.

    redshirt said: Give us a scripture or reference that states that the government should tax us and control us more.

    Religion aint givin up any money to government, they don't even believe they should be taxed so of course you will find No reference giving Government "MORE" anything.

  • Garden City GARDEN CITY, UT
    Feb. 13, 2012 5:00 p.m.

    I watched the game when Bryce Valley played Piute and absolutely do not beleive that they tried to "throw" the game and anyone that knows their community and coach woud know that they would not ask them to. It will once again be an awesome tournament and as usual, the "purest form of high school basketball in the state!" No recruiting, small town basketball, two communities going head to head. Go Rebels!

  • JMHO Southern, UT
    Feb. 13, 2012 1:07 p.m.

    @ Skeptical: High school athletes do not throw games. We are talking about 1-A high school girls basketball...not some boxing promotional fight.

  • skeptical critic west jordan, utah
    Feb. 13, 2012 11:36 a.m.

    I read in another paper that bryce valley threw the game against piute in the region 20 tournament trying to get a seed that would avoid rich until the finals. but it backfired when they lost to milford in the next game. is that true? I find it hard to swallow that any coach would ask his team to lose on purpose.