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SALT LAKE CITY — T.J. Haws had 29 points and 10 assists as he led Lone Peak past Syracuse 87-60 in the first round of the 5A boys state basketball tournament.
Haws was 10-of-14 from the field and 5-of-9 from the 3-point line for the Knights who are attempting to become the first boys basketball program in Utah history to win four consecutive state titles.
Lone Peak sophomore Frank Jackson added 19 points and Zach Frampton was one assist shy of a triple-double with 15 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists.
Syracuse kept it close in the first half and outscored Lone Peak 19-12 in the second quarter. The Titans trailed by just five points at the break.
Michael Phelps led Syracuse with 18 points and Josh Herfel had 10 points and three steals.
Haws caught fire in the third quarter and the Knights shot 61.5 percent from the field in the second half.
Lone Peak will play Bingham Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the 5A quarterfinals.