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KSL Coaches Poll: Lone Peak makes history

By Jeremiah Jensen | Posted - Dec 18th, 2012 @ 4:39pm

SALT LAKE CITY — The Lone Peak Knights not only top the latest 5A Coaches Poll but have also landed the top spot in the MaxPreps Top 25.

Top five games to watch this week
Game Night Live Game of the Week: Springville at No. 3 Spanish Fork Tuesday 7pm
This is one of the state's great rivalries and both teams are enjoying success this season. Should be a great atmosphere on Tuesday night. CLICK HERE to watch the game live on No. 2 Desert Hills at Dixie Wednesday 7pm
These two teams had some great battles last year including the 3A state semifinals. Region 9 is tough again and this will have a huge impact in the region race.No. 1 Judge Memorial vs. No. 3 Weber Wednesday 7pm
The No. 1 team in 3A will get a shot at the No. 3 team in 5A in the first game of the Tip Off ClassicOlympus at No. 2 Davis Thursday 7pm
Olympus has already knocked off Alta this year. Now they get a chance to shock another ranked 5A opponent on the road.Lone Peak at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Florida Wed.-Sat.
The Knights will put their No. 1 national ranking to the test this week in the City of Palms Classic, an invitational that features 6 of the top 10 teams in the country.
Top five performances of the week
Brekkott Chapman Roy
Champman scored 30 points and pulled in 14 rebounds in a 53-36 road win over Granger. Tyler Crosbie Mountain Crest
Crosbie scored 36 points, made five 3-point shots and had 7 steals in a 63-56 loss to Syracuse.Wesley Austin Rowland Hall
Austin, the son of former Jazz player Ike Austin, scored 32 points and had 10 rebounds in a 61-51 overtime win against American Leadership.Dakota Shepherd North Sevier
Shepherd scored 38 points and had 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals in a 65-58 win over MillardRace Parsons South Sevier
Parsons continues 35 points and five 3-point shots made in a 74-56 win against Gunnison

The Knights become the first boys basketball team in Utah history to be ranked No. 1 and the first in any sport since Taylorsville baseball in 2003.

That ranking will be tested this week at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Florida. The invitational will feature 6 of the top 10 ranked teams in the nation. The Knights begin play Wednesday night against a team from Mississippi.

The Knights are followed in the poll by the Davis Darts who are off to a 5-0 start. Weber held off a furious rally by Brighton to knock off the Bengals on the road and move up to No. 3 in the poll. Brighton is No. 4 followed by Bingham at No. 5 who knocked off Herriman and Olympus last week.

Defending 4A champ Orem remains No. 1 in the 4A poll. The Tigers only loss this season is to Lone Peak. Sky View earned an impressive road win Friday against Provo and move up to No. 2. Timpview is undefeated at 4-0 and ranked No. 3 this week. Provo drops to No. 4 after the loss to Sky View. Bountiful moves into the top five after wins over Judge and rival Viewmont.

Judge is still No. 1 in 3A. The Bulldogs have played a tough non-region schedule against 4A and 5A competition. They lost to Bountiful last week but defeated Highland. Desert Hills moves back to No. 2 after defeating No. 3 Spanish Fork. The Dons fell for the first time this season against the Thunder on Saturday 55-48

Morgan moves up to No. 4 after knocking off 5A Syracuse 72-68 on Saturday. Bear River drops to No. 5 after three straight losses.

Wasatch Academy is No. 1 in 2A. The Tigers beat 3A North Sanpete 72-39 on Friday. South Sevier is No. 2 and celebrating a 48-44 win over Cedar after a 74-56 win over Gunnison on Wednesday. Manti is No. 3 followed by Beaver and South Summit.

Defending champ Layton Christian is still No. 1 in 1A. The Eagles lost to 5A Fremont by just two points last week. They are followed in the poll by Monticello, Panguitch, Duchesne and Bryce Valley.

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