Tuesday, August 6 2013, 09:04 PM MDT
Lone Peak And Sky View Take Home Titles
(KUTV) Defending champion Lone Peak won the 5A boys' state basketball championship for a third consecutive season and virtually wrapped a national championship as well.
The Knights crushed Alta 72-39 Saturday at the Dee Events Center in Ogden, and now are likely to be named national champions by MaxPreps.com, which has ranked Lone Peak No. 1 in the nation for most of the season.
Center Eric Mika had 16 points and 18 rebounds to propel the team but four other starters finished in double-figures.
In 4A, Sky View defeated Mountain Crest 56-50 to win its first state title since 1994. Jalen Moore led the Bobcats with 16 points, but it was his miracle shot from half court in the Bobcats' semifinal win over Bountiful that had Sky View focused.
Moore told the Salt Lake Tribune that the team watched his stunning shot on the bus ride home and was determined not to lose Saturday's championship game.
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