Three high school teams in the Wasatch back are competing in their respective state basketball tournaments this weekend.
North Summit boys’ team defeated North Sevier High School 54-50 in the first round of the state tournament. The tournament continues Thursday through Saturday. Coach Aaron Preece explained how he plans to keep the team focused.
“Maintain health and keep them focused on the goal of making it to that final night at seven o’clock,” Preece said. “As far as keeping them focused we have a team dinner and talk about the tournament. Try to let the guys know that there are just three more games. You have to take it one game at a time.”
North Summit will play Kanab High School in the quarter finals at Weber State University’s campus on Thursday at 9:30 am. If the braves win, they will play in the semifinals the next day at 9:00 pm. if they lose, they will play at 2:30 on Friday.
“We’ve got a good group of guys that seem to get along together and like to play the game with each other,” Preece continued.
“Hopefully that carries us through and keeps us going a few more games.”
North Summit girls’ team defeated Rockwell 87 to 20 in the opening round of the state tournament. The lady braves have a record of 22-1 losing just one game to Emery High School the favorite in the 3A tournament. North Summit will be led by junior Kennedy McQueen the guard is the leading scorer for the braves and has verbally committed to play for the University of Utah. North Summit will play Millard High School on Thursday at 7:30 pm also at Weber State University’s campus. If North Summit wins that game, they’ll play in the semifinals the next day at 4:00 if they lose, they’ll play 11:00 am on Friday.
Wasatch High School’s girls’ basketball team defeated Timpview in the opening round of the 5A state tournament by a score of 52-47. The wasps will play Box Elder High School Thursday at 7:30 pm. If they win that game, they’ll play on Friday at 5:45 in the semifinals. If the wasps lose, they will be eliminated from the tournament.
South Summit basketball teams were both eliminated from the state tournament last weekend. The boys’ team was eliminated by Emery High School while the girls lost out to Richfield High. Both Park City boys’ and girls’ teams just missed out on qualifying for the state tournament. Wasatch boys’ team will play in the state tournament starting next Tuesday at Weber State.
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