1A boys basketball state tournament capsules

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  • CougarStuddFan Springville, UT
    Feb. 28, 2012 1:22 p.m.

    Great comments. This one will be interesting. Liahona is a dark horse, but able to disrupt the high hopes of others. DNews has them winning Wednesday and losing to Wayne on Thursday. I also have them facing Wayne, but winning to setup a great rematch with Duchesne on Friday. And yes, I am a Liahona parent. Potential is there if they can toughen up and finish the end of tight games. All the best to all of the teams. 1A BBall rocks!!

  • 1A Roller Ogden, Utah
    Feb. 27, 2012 11:03 p.m.

    Bigler is a fantastic player and a big loss. He really shows his talent with the Snowbears (AAU). Greenhill being injured is also a big blow. He is dangerous from the outside as well as in. LCA is actually my pick in the upper bracket unless their semifinal opponent gets hot on the 3's. Piute can get hot as well as Green River. I think the lower bracket should be some well matched teams in the first round. Who will be an underdog? Thats always fun to see the rise of Wayne in the Region 20 tourney.

  • 2afan Layton, UT
    Feb. 27, 2012 9:41 p.m.

    To 1a roller: some have been at LCA since pre school others 4th grade some jr high some high school. This year only one foreign exchange student and a move in from New Mexico are new. Because of HillAFB and tuition lots of turnover. bigler is playing for Northridge this year instead of LCA.

  • 1A Roller Ogden, Utah
    Feb. 27, 2012 4:57 p.m.

    2afan: You may be right. I apologize to all LCA fans. They look really good. I am familiar with their program and I don't remember seeing the varsity players playing through their middle school. I hope you see where the maybe misguided assumption comes from.

  • region20fan Milford, UT
    Feb. 27, 2012 3:07 p.m.

    It would be nice to see the editor be right in a Piute Vs. BV rematch of the 2010 title game, but I'm predicting a BV choke, possibly against Duchesne the first round. BV is too easily beat on the mind games and rely too much on the 3 ball, the reason behind their two losses in the Region Tourney. Add that to the atmosphere of SVC, they are destined to choke!

  • 2afan Layton, UT
    Feb. 27, 2012 11:34 a.m.

    To 1a Roller : I agree with your post except for your cheap shot at LCA. LCA runs a class school and if thier focus was to recruit and win state titles they would not have volunteered to move up to 2a being forced back to 1a this year. Be classy and show them the respect they have earned.

  • 1A Roller Ogden, Utah
    Feb. 26, 2012 7:08 p.m.

    Many big predictions in this bracket. You may be ranking the Region 20 teams a little ahead of themselves (like last year). Duchesne is coming in really strong. Liahona can play lights out such as the game against Duchesne where they lost in overtime. LCA is definitely loaded with its standard recruiting practices (woah we just got rid of Was Acad). I agree that first game with BV and Duchesne may just be a championship game. Looking like every round will be fun to watch. See you all there!