East strikes quickly to beat Timpview win first-ever girls basketball championship

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  • siaess08 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 3, 2018 7:43 a.m.

    East High School was good before those girls came on board. A program that was unheard of last year, before those girls came on board went to play offs. They took out the one team that was predicted to take state than lost to their neighboring school in quarter play offs. That should've been an indication to all high schools that they were going for it-Open enrollment is an option these days so playing for your boundary school is not mandatory. Not sure if you knew that...

  • Uncle Sam West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 28, 2018 7:44 a.m.

    This championship is indicative of how bad the recruiting is right now. Play where you live, let's adopt the rule and enforce it.

  • siaess08 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 28, 2018 2:43 a.m.

    Give credit where it’s deserved-Sounds like sour people who lost. Lavender Briggs is a great player but congratulations to Margarita Satini. She worked her tail off helping build the East High School program leading the team to Championships. When she started at East, there was no basketball program. She’s a leader and defended Mercedes very well. Not only is she talented at the game she competed-it wasn’t just handed to her. They have had their fair battles against the refs, media, and poor sportsmanship. If the girls from Alta and Bingham didn’t go to East, of course it would’ve been a different season. Just to shows that it’s also in the coaching! Alta nor Bingham didn’t care for these players but it took someone who saw their talent to coach them. The Lady Leopards worked together as a team and that’s what won them the title. Congratulations East High School and MVP Margarita Satini!

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Feb. 25, 2018 12:10 a.m.

    The best player in 5A and this tournament, even though she played just one game, was Lavender Briggs of Provo. She scored 28 points in a loss to Viewmont and completely outplayed Mercedes Staples who made the All-Tournament team. Maybe an oversight for this all-tournament team but hopefully the Deseret News will get it right in regards to the 5A MVP and perhaps the Ms. Basketball Award, which would be easily be between Briggs and Lauren Gustin of Salem Hills.

  • 2ruth Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 24, 2018 3:53 p.m.

    Congrats to the Leopards and Coach Solovi. Many lessons learned from watching the football team. One can only wonder how Alta and Bingham would have fared if their players had decided to stay rather than join East.