Defending 2A champion Summit Academy is back, intent on defending the title, while teams like South Sevier, Emery, Grand, and North Summit, among others, are all gunning for the throne.

In alphabetical order, these are the 16 teams that have qualified for the 2A boys state tournament, to be played at Orem High School this Saturday, and next weekend in Richfield.

Scores and schedule can be found here.

Beaver Beavers (10-9)

Coach: Joe Hillock

How qualified: Finished in fourth place in Region 13 with a 4-6 record

Playoff opener: vs. Summit Academy, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 57-51 win over Bryce Valley on Nov. 30

Most important region victory: A 49-33 win over Delta on Jan. 27

Top contributors:

#2 Davis Heslington, Jr., (14.05 ppg, 2.79 rpg, 1.16 apg, 1.21 spg)

#15 Dillon Smith, Sr., (12.05 ppg, 7.74 rpg, 1.53 apg, 1.47 spg)

#4 Porter Hollingshead, Jr., (9.53 ppg, 2.95 rpg, 3.26 apg, 1.21 spg)

#5 Kazen Roundy, Sr., (5.47 ppg, 5.05 rpg, 1.47 apg)

#10 Drury Cauby, Sr., (3.21 ppg, 2.16 rpg)

Scoring offense: 49.8 ppg (19th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 45.5 ppg (1st in 2A)

Last state championship: 2002

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Summit Academy in play-ins

Wood’s Workup: The Beavers season was a story of close calls. In games against the highest ranked teams in 2A, including Emery and South Sevier, Beaver had a shot to win but came up short. The Beavers also had many close calls in Region 13 that would have improved their seeding a great deal. Led by Davis Heslington and Dillon Smith, Beaver can be as a tough an out as any. Any progression past the play-ins would be unexpected, however, due to the matchup with Summit Academy.

Delta Rabbits (10-10)

Coach: Kurtis Topham (1st year)

How qualified: Finished in third place in Region 13 with a 5-5 record

Playoff opener: vs. North Summit, Saturday, 8:10 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 66-43 win over North Sanpete on Nov. 30

Most important region victory: A 53-52 win over Beaver on Jan. 11

Top contributors:

#3 Derek Smith, Fr., Guard (13.1 ppg, 2.35 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.25 spg)

#2 Trevor Burton, Jr., Forward (9.55 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.2 spg)

#22 Daycen Fowles, Sr., Forward (9.55 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.05 apg, 1.5 spg)

#4 Jack Dutson, Jr., Guard (6.9 ppg, 2.95 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.75 spg)

#5 Jaymen Brough, So., Guard (6 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 1.65 apg)

Scoring offense: 57.9 ppg (11th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 57.3 (15th in 2A)

Last state championship: 1972

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to North Summit in play-ins

Wood’s Workup: The Rabbits season, while not a rousing success, was solid. Aside from a couple of blowout losses to top-ranked South Sevier, Delta was competitive in most of its games and picked up a huge win over Waterford in the Steve Hodson Cancer Classic. Losses to Enterprise and Beaver hurt the Rabbits standing in Region 13, which ultimately led to a play-in matchup against the fifth-ranked (in 2A) Braves. It’ll take a great team effort, led by Derek Smith, for Delta to advance past the opening round.

Emery Spartans (19-2)

Coach: Todd Jeffs (29th year)

How qualified: Finished in first place in Region 15 with a 9-1 record

Playoff opener: vs. Rockwell, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 54-48 win over Carbon on Dec. 17

Most important region victory: An 80-68 win over Grand on Feb. 10

Top contributors:

#33 Koby Butler, Sr., (19.43 ppg, 13.05 rpg, 1.1 spg)

#3 Bowdie Jacobson, Sr., (13.33 ppg, 2.71 rpg, 6.38 apg, 1.71 spg)

#25 Zac Jorgensen, Sr., (10 ppg, 3.43 rpg, 1.95 apg, 1.43 spg)

#32 Kolton Butler, Sr., (9.38 ppg, 8.29 rpg, 3.24 apg, 1.62 spg)

#11 Easton Gordon, Jr., (7.38 ppg, 3.43 rpg, 2.05 apg, 2.43 spg)

Scoring offense: 68.6 ppg (1st in 2A)

Scoring defense: 51.7 ppg (6th in 2A)

Last state championship: 1990 (3A)

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Waterford in semifinals

Wood’s Workup: Led by Koby Butler, the Spartans, statistically speaking, have the most dynamic offense in 2A this season. Coupled with the sixth best defense, again statistically, and wins over the likes of Waterford, South Sevier, Grand, and Carbon, you would be hard-pressed to find a team better suited for a deep playoff run. Battled tested and experienced, Emery should make short work of Rockwell, and while the bracket gets difficult from there, expect the Spartans to have a significant say in the proceedings in Richfield.

Enterprise Wolves (16-6)

Coach: Larry Shurtliff

How qualified: Finished in second place in Region 13 with an 8-2 record

Playoff opener: vs. South Summit, Saturday, 3:10 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 70-45 win over El Capitan, Arizona on Dec. 29

Most important region victory: A 43-42 win over Delta on Jan. 20

Top contributors:

#15 Jo B Shurtliff, Sr., Forward (13.48 ppg, 3.9 rpg)

#2 Kaden Simpkins, Sr., Forward (10.27 ppg, 1.73 rpg)

#3 Caden Prisbrey, Sr., Guard (9.95 ppg, 1.09 rpg, 1.05 apg)

#10 Chasen Truman, Jr., Guard (7.5 ppg, 1.41 rpg)

#32 Jaysen Holt, Sr., Forward (5.23 ppg, 3.05 rpg, 1.32 apg)

Scoring offense: 57.9 ppg (10th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 53.5 ppg (10th in 2A)

Last state championship: 1994 (1A)

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Waterford in quarterfinals

Wood’s Workup: With a 16-6 overall record, wins over Beaver and Delta, as well as two experienced senior leaders in Jo B Shurtliff and Kaden Simpkins, all signs seem to point to a long postseason for Enterprise. A closer examination shows that the Wolves, in their three games against the best of 2A, struggled. A first round matchup with South Summit will be difficult, and if the Wolves advance they will likely be pitted against a Waterford that they lost to early in the season. Anything can happen in the postseason, though, and if the Enterprise defense steps up, its offense has enough firepower for the Wolves to spring an upset or two.

Grand County Red Devils (15-6)

Coach: Scott Horton (3rd year)

How qualified: Finished tied for second place in Region 15 with a 7-3 record

Playoff opener: vs. Rowland Hall, Saturday, 10:10 a.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 72-57 win over Montezuma-Cortez, Colorado on Dec. 17

Most important region victory: A 73-68 win over San Juan on Feb. 3

Top contributors:

Kenyon Birdwell (11 ppg, 4.86 rpg, 1.81 apg, 1.71 spg)

Brayden Schultz (10.43 ppg, 5.52 rpg, 1 apg, 1.33 spg)

Alec Williams (9.19 ppg, 3.52 rpg, 1.38 apg)

Masen Ward (7.9 ppg, 2.81 rpg, 1.52 spg)

Nolan Ramirez (4.81 ppg, 1.57 rpg, 1.48 apg, 1.81 spg)

Scoring offense: 63.2 ppg (4th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 56.1 ppg (13th in 2A)

Last state championship: 1973

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to South Sevier in semifinals

Wood’s Workup: The Red Devils' late-season win over fellow playoff participant San Juan, coupled with a 6-1 record to end the season, suggests that Grand has gotten hot at just the right moment. Two losses to Emery cast doubt on the elite nature of the Red Devils, but a favorable first round matchup with Rowland Hall, and a possible quarterfinals matchup with Beaver, means a solid playoff run is certainly in the cards. Led by Kenyon Birdwell and Brayden Schultz, the Red Devils boasted the fourth-ranked offense in 2A this season, giving them the potential to shoot their way past their opponents.

Layton Christian Academy Eagles (12-10)

Coach: Bobby Porter (16th year)

How qualified: Finished tied for first place in Region 14 with a 7-1 record

Playoff opener: vs. San Juan, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 73-69 win over Northridge on Nov. 29

Most important region victory: A 59-53 win over Waterford on Jan. 10

Top contributors:

#22 Christians Gutierrez, Sr., Guard/Forward (14.95 ppg, 2.05 rpg)

#42 Chan Hargraves, Sr., Forward/Center (8.82 ppg, 1.86 rpg)

#10 Pedro Silva, Sr., Guard/Forward (6.86 ppg)

#34 Malcolm Smauldon, Jr., Forward/Center (5.91 ppg)

Jesus Tomasi (5.44 ppg)

Scoring offense: 66.6 ppg (2nd in 2A)

Scoring defense: 52.6 ppg (8th in 2A)

Last state championship: 2012 (1A)

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to San Juan in play-ins

Wood’s Workup: The Eagles finished the season on an 8-2 run, with the only losses coming at Waterford, and against Wasatch Academy, the top-ranked team in the state. The recent hot streak, coupled with an elite offense, led all season long by Christians Gutierrez, could easily propel Layton Christian to Richfield and deep into the tournament. The Eagles season is tough to figure out, however, as Layton Christian struggled in preseason tournaments, against high caliber competition, and cruised in region play, save for the Waterford loss. If there is a wildcard in the 2A tournament, it is the Eagles.

Manti Templars (9-14)

Coach: Devin Shakespeare (3rd year)

How qualified: Finished in fourth place in Region 15 with a 4-6 record

Playoff opener: vs. Waterford, Saturday, 4:50 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 69-63 win over South Sevier on Nov. 22

Most important region victory: An 85-69 win over San Juan on Feb. 10

Top contributors:

#3 Mac Stevens, Sr., (11.13 ppg, 4.83 rpg, 1.96 apg, 1.48 spg)

#5 Matt Nelson, Jr., (8.96 ppg, 3.13 rpg, 2 apg, 1.7 spg)

#24 Corbin Linam, Sr., (8.57 ppg, 4.17 rpg, 1 spg)

#15 Tanner Rasmussen, Jr., (7.48 ppg, 3.39 rpg, 2.3 spg)

#10 Dylan Wathen, Jr., (6.83 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.48 apg, 1.91 spg)

Scoring offense: 61.04 ppg (7th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 63.7 ppg (21st in 2A)

Last state championship: 2015

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Waterford in play-ins

Wood’s Workup: The motto for the Templars this season may very well be ‘oh so close’. After all, Manti, aside from a few preseason blowouts, was in almost every game they played. Unfortunately, all too often the Templars came up short. Manti did pick up a late-season win over San Juan, a win that clinched their spot in the state tournament, that may suggest the Templars have turned a corner. A first-round matchup against a talented Waterford squad doesn’t make thing easy for Manti, and if they pulled off the upset, the bracket would not be kind.

North Summit Braves (15-7)

Coach: Aaron Preece (1st year)

How qualified: Finished tied for first place in Region 16 with an 8-2 record

Playoff opener: vs. Delta, Saturday, 8:10 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 68-60 win over Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Dec. 16

Most important region victory: A 59-52 win over Summit Academy on Jan. 26

Top contributors:

#21 Tyler Coleman, Sr., (11.36 ppg, 11.59 rpg, 1.36 apg, 1.18 spg)

#20 Calvin Hunsaker, Sr., (11.23 ppg, 4.18 rpg, 3.86 apg, 2.68 spg)

#33 Jace Richins, Sr., (9.14 ppg, 5.86 rpg, 1.32 apg, 2.64 spg)

#5 Hayden Blonquist, So., (8.77 ppg, 6.55 rpg, 1.32 apg, 1.68 spg)

#13 Daniel Stephens, Sr., (6.5 ppg, 3.55 rpg)

Scoring offense: 56.7 ppg (12th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 49.8 ppg (4th in 2A)

Last state championship: 2007

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Emery in quarterfinals

Wood’s Workup: The Braves have had an excellent season, with their only losses, outside of preseason play, coming at the hands of fellow state tournament participants Providence Hall and Summit Academy. Led by Tyler Coleman and Calvin Hunsaker, North Summit has averaged a respectable 56.7 points per game, all the while holding opponents to a measly 49.8. The difficulty for the Braves is the lack of true tests they have faced this season. Ranked as the number five team in 2A by Deseret News, North Summit hasn’t seen any of the four teams ranked ahead of it, save for a Waterford team that the Braves crushed. If the Braves are as good as their play has suggested, a championship run is not out of the question.

Providence Hall Patriots (14-9)

Coach: Blake Pugmire (2nd year)

How qualified: Finished in fourth place in Region 16 with a 5-5 record

Playoff opener: vs. South Sevier, Saturday, 11:50 a.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 60-55 win over Waterford on Dec. 12

Most important region victory: A 54-53 win over North Summit on Jan. 20

Top contributors:

#24 Tannon Peterson, Guard (11.3 ppg, 2.96 rpg, 2 apg, 243 spg)

#3 Boston Douglas, Guard (11.09 ppg, 3.09 rpg, 2 apg)

#20 Marcus Sherwood, Center (9.78 ppg, 8.09 rpg, 1.65 apg)

#5 Parker Green, Guard (7.91 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.17 apg, 1.96 spg)

#25 Rylee Withers, Forward/Center (7.65 ppg, 3.39 rpg, 1.39 spg)

Scoring offense: 57.9 ppg (9th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 55.2 ppg (11th in 2A)

Last state championship: None

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to South Sevier in play-ins

Wood’s Workup: Unfortunately for the Patriots, at a time of year when you want to be playing your best, they have been struggling. With four losses against the best in Region 16, surrounded by wins over less than stellar competition, the season could have ended better. And yet, Providence Hall did rack up 16 wins, including victories at the expense of North Summit and Waterford, two teams ranked in the top 5 of 2A. If the Patriots defense were to pick up, guards Tanner Peterson and Boston Douglas could certainly lead Providence Hall to postseason glory, except for the first round draw of the top-seeded Rams. If the Patriots pulled off the major upset, anything could happen.

Rockwell Marshals (4-16)

Coach: Ryan Stuart (2nd year)

How qualified: Finished in fourth place in Region 14 with a 2-6 record

Playoff opener: vs. Emery, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 68-41 win over Utah Military on Nov. 22

Most important region victory: A 50-46 win over Rowland Hall on Jan. 6

Top contributors:

#23 Ben Heinhold, Sr., Guard (8.9 ppg)

#15 Brenton Stearns, Jr., Guard (8.45 ppg)

#3 Justin Wynn, Sr., Center (5.75 ppg)

#4 Tanner Pratt, Sr., Guard (5.5 ppg)

#24 Marshall Sellers, So., Forward (5.25 ppg)

Scoring offense: 46.1 ppg (21st in 2A)

Scoring defense: 67.9 (23rd in 2A)

Last state championship: None

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Emery in play-ins

Wood’s Workup: It’s been a rough season for Rockwell. With losing streaks of six and 11 games this season, a playoff berth is certainly more than the Marshals could have hoped for. And yet, they find themselves a part of the postseason festivities. Led by Ben Heinhold and Brenton Stearns, the Marshals were able to beat up on enough Region 14 foes to earn their berth in the tournament. A first round draw of Emery, one of the favorites to bring home the 2A title, is a poor reward for their efforts, and if Rockwell was able to advance to the tournament in Richfield, well, it would be quite the accomplishment.

Rowland Hall-St Marks Winged Lions (5-15)

Coach: Ronnie Ross (2nd year)

How qualified: Finished in third place in Region 14 with a 3-5 record

Playoff opener: vs. Grand, Saturday, 10:10 a.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 66-27 win over Intermountain Christian on Nov. 22

Most important region victory: A 70-67 win over Rockwell on Jan. 27

Top contributors:

#25 Jack Dishmann, Guard/Forward (9.8 ppg)

#11 Leif Thulin, Guard (7.5 ppg)

#10 Luke Roberts, Guard (7.05 ppg)

#23 Youssef Salama, Forward (4.65 ppg)

#30 Isaiah Adams, Forward (3.75 ppg, 2.8 rpg)

Scoring offense: 50.8 ppg (17th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 59.4 ppg (17th in 2A)

Last state championship: None

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Grand County in play-ins

Wood’s Workup: The Winged Lions find themselves in almost the same situation as fellow Region 14 school Rockwell. Long, arduous losing streaks, filled with blowout losses to the 2A elite, do little to instill hope that Rowland Hall can advance past the first round. A draw of a talented Grand squad does little to inspire hope that the Winged Lions can make any noise in the postseason. And yet, Rowland Hall, led by Jack Dishmann, has proven capable of scoring points, a talent that could at least put pressure on the Red Devils.

San Juan Broncos (15-6)

Coach: Ryan Nielson (1st year)

How qualified: Finished tied for second place in Region 15 with a 7-3 record

Playoff opener: vs. Layton Christian, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 63-38 win over Shiprock, New Mexico on Dec. 9

Most important region victory: A 77-69 win over Emery on Feb. 8

Top contributors:

#23 Jordan Blake, Sr., Guard (17.29 ppg, 5.67 rpg, 2.57 apg, 1.85 spg)

#40 Jaden Torgerson, Jr., Guard (13.33 ppg, 5.86 rpg, 2.81 apg, 1.24 spg)

#21 Zach Brown, Sr., Forward (11.81 ppg, 7.57 rpg, 1.05 spg)

#3 Dylan Ivins, Jr., Guard (8.05 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.29 apg, 1.14 spg)

#4 Jaxon Lee, Sr., Forward (4.57 ppg, 1.71 rpg, 1.48 apg)

Scoring offense: 66 ppg (3rd in 2A)

Scoring defense: 56.4 ppg (14th in 2A)

Last state championship: 1992

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to South Sevier in quarterfinals

Wood’s Workup: It has been an excellent year for the Broncos. Jordan Blake has been a star, Jaden Torgerson has been a stellar sidekick, and a second place finish in Region 15 is something to be proud of. With the talent the Broncos have, a deep playoff run is certainly in the cards, that is if they can find something of the consistency they lacked in the regular season. Too often, San Juan would pick up a big win, such as the triumph over Grand, and follow it up with a defeat, in this particular case, to Emery. A late-season win over the Spartans had the shine removed when the Broncos followed it up with a disappointing loss to Manti. If the Broncos can remain consistent, their explosive offense can carry them far.

South Sevier Rams (17-5)

Coach: Rhett Parsons (1st year)

How qualified: Finished in first place in Region 13 with a 10-0 record

Playoff opener: vs. Providence Hall, Saturday, 11:50 a.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 78-58 win over Carbon on Dec. 6

Most important region victory: A 68-41 win over Enterprise on Jan. 25

Top contributors:

Caleb Barton (16.23 ppg, 6.55 rpg, 1.45 apg, 1.73 spg)

Tyson Chisholm (10.77 ppg, 3.95 rpg, 2.59 apg)

Brodee Tebbs (10 ppg, 2.86 rpg, 4.05 apg)

Porter Dowell (8.23 ppg, 3.41 rpg, 1.45 apg, 2.14 spg)

Buddy Gardiner (7.95 ppg, 3.64 rpg, 1.32 apg, 1.27 spg)

Scoring offense: 62.8 ppg (6th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 48.5 (2nd in 2A)

Last state championship: 2012

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: 2017 2A State Champions

Wood’s Workup: Currently sporting a 12-game winning streak, and having won 14 of their last 15 games, the Rams are riding high entering the state tournament. South Sevier rolled through Region 13, posting a perfect 10-0 record. The Rams last lost on December 29th, in the Steve Hodson Cancer Classic. With a prolific offense, and a stifling defense, as well as a top ranking, South Sevier seems destined for a great February. The problem with the Rams is a less than difficult schedule, as well as unsightly losses to Emery and Manti. If they keep playing the way they have recently, though, the Rams may very well become 2A champions.

South Summit Wildcats (13-9)

Coach: Dusty Hatch (6th year)

How qualified: Finished in third place in Region 16 with a 7-3 record

Playoff opener: vs. Enterprise, Saturday, 3:10 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 61-51 win over North Sanpete on Dec. 3

Most important region victory: A 74-65 win over Summit Academy on Feb. 1

Top contributors:

#20 Jason McNeil, Sr., (9.45 ppg)

#21 Nick Beasley, Sr., (9 ppg)

#1 Kaden Atkinson, Sr., (7.59 ppg)

#3 Brandon Dansie, Sr., (5.77 ppg)

#40 Bruce Mitchell, So., (4.59 ppg)

Scoring offense: 56.6 ppg (13th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 53.4 ppg (9th in 2A)

Last state championship: 2010

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Enterprise in play-ins

Wood’s Workup: The Wildcats, led by Jason McNeil and Nick Beasley, had a solid regular season, the highlight of which was a third place finish in Region 16. South Summit made easy work of its lesser opponents during the season, riding that dominance to 13 wins. The difficulty for the Wildcats has been claiming significant victories. Close losses to North Summit and Summit Academy prove that the Wildcats are on the cusp, but to advance deep in the playoffs they will have to start getting those significant wins, starting with a difficult first round matchup against Enterprise.

Summit Academy Bears (15-7)

Coach: Evric Gray (5th year)

How qualified: Finished tied for first place in Region 16 with an 8-2 record

Playoff opener: vs. Beaver, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 69-49 win over Stansbury on Jan. 6

Most important region victory: A 77-51 win over North Summit on Jan. 11

Top contributors:

#3 Dylan Marston, Sr., Guard (12.05 ppg, 5.27 rpg, 1.05 apg, 1 spg)

#11 Jalexus Gilson, Jr. Guard (11.5 ppg, 8 rpg, 1 apg)

#1 Isaiah Green, Jr., Guard (8.09 ppg, 2.18 rpg, 4.23 apg, 2.23 spg)

#5 Gavin Rindlisbacher, Sr., Guard (8.05 ppg, 2.14 rpg, 1.27 apg, 1.05 spg)

#23 Eddie Wilson, Jr., Guard (5.05 ppg, 1.36 rpg)

Scoring offense: 62.9 ppg (5th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 55.8 ppg (12th in 2A)

Last state championship: None

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Grand in quarterfinals

Wood’s Workup: Similar to South Summit, Summit Academy did well to beat up on lesser competition and did so to the tune of 15 wins, and an 8-2 record in region play. Wins over both North Summit and South Summit, as well as wins over 3A squads Park City and Stansbury, demonstrate that the Bears are capable of great things. To their credit, the Bears also have very few, if any, bad losses. That fact, coupled with an impressive offense, and what seems to be the more favorable bracket, suggests that Summit Academy could have the best playoff run of all the Region 16 tournament participants.

Waterford Ravens (14-6)

Coach: Ryan Judd (5th year)

How qualified: First in first place in Region 14 with a 7-1 record

Playoff opener: vs. Manti, Saturday, 4:50 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 43-36 win over Enterprise on Dec. 17

Most important region victory: A 51-45 win over Layton Christian on Jan. 27

Top contributors:

#23 Jackson Sponaugle, Sr., Guard (17.45 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.4 spg)

#24 Alexander Priskos, Sr., Guard (14.45 ppg, 4.85 rpg, 5.75 apg, 2 spg)

#32 Parker Law, Sr., Forward/Center (11.85 ppg, 5.2 rpg)

#20 Nick Winters, Sr., Forward (5.15 ppg, 3.15 rpg, 1.95 apg, 1.6 spg)

#4 Connor Brennan, Sr., Guard (4.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.2 spg)

Scoring offense: 58.3 ppg (8th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 49.4 ppg (3rd in 2A)

Last state championship: None

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to South Sevier in championship

Wood’s Workup: The Ravens, after a less than stellar start to the season, that included blowout losses to Emery and North Summit, seemed to haved turn things around as of late. A seven-game winning streak, including a big win over Layton Christian, suggests the Ravens have turned a corner. Ranked third in 2A by Deseret News, the Ravens have a difficult bracket to deal will, including a first round matchup against a tough Manti squad. That being said, led by Jackson Sponaugle and Alexander Priskos, Waterford has the potential to go on deep and meaningful playoff run. With a good offense, and great defense, the Ravens will be a challenge for any team they meet, and in the later round they may get the opportunity to redeem themselves of their early losses.

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