A year after Springville went a perfect 25-0 to capture the 4A state championship, this year’s 4A girls hoops tourney is shaping up to be a wide-open affair.

Region 5 co-champs Bonneville and Sky View and Region 7 co-champs Timpanogos and Mountain View head into the tourney as the four teams everyone is chasing, but a handful of others certainly have the talent to put a February winning streak together to advance to the state championship.

Here’s a team-by-team look at what to expect from all 16 of these schools, one by one.

Bonneville Lakers (18-3)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Mike Russell

How qualified: Tied for first in Region 5 with 11-1 record, and won coin flip to earn No. 1 seed

Playoff opener: vs. Murray, Monday, 12:50 p.m. (at SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 47-38 win vs. Fremont on Dec. 7.

Most important region victory: A 49-44 win vs. Sky View on Jan. 23.

Top contributors

#24 Cortney Porter, Sr., Guard (13.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 6.8 apg, 3.6 spg)

#11 Kayla Eilertson, Sr., Forward (8.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg)

#20 Sam Filiaga, So., Forward (5.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.1 spg)

#22 Abby Toller, Sr., Forward (5.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.3 spg)

#15 Savanna Shaw, So., Guard (5.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg)

Scoring offense: 49.2 ppg (13th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 35.6 ppg (1st in 4A)

Last state championship: None

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Win over Timpview in championship

Edward’s evaluation: After bowing out in the semifinals a year ago, Bonneville and its No. 1 scoring defense in 4A are poised to make a run at the state championship. The Lakers’ only three losses this year came against Skyline, Layton and Sky View, and some of their quality wins include Timpview, Fremont, Davis and Sky View. Bonneville only surrenders 35.6 ppg, and if defense truly wins championships, this is your team.

Bountiful Braves (14-7)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Joel Burton

How qualified: Second in Region 6 with 12-2 record

Playoff opener: vs. Spanish Fork, Monday, 9:30 a.m. (at SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 46-38 win at Olympus on Dec. 4.

Most important region victory: A 44-33 win vs. Judge on Jan. 14.

Top contributors

#24 Kennedy Redding, So, Forward (17.1 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 1.1 spg)

#25 Tiana Dougher, Sr., Guard (13.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 4.0 apg, 3.3 spg)

#5 Christina Plank, Sr., Guard (4.8 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 3.3 apg, 2.3 spg)

#3 Amy Chidester, So., Guard (4.3 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.0 apg, 2.3 spg)

#33 Linette McLachlan, Sr., Forward (3.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg)

Scoring offense: 51.7 ppg (8th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 41.6 ppg (6th in 4A)

Last state championship: 2001

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Spanish Fork in first round

Edward’s evaluation: After beating Judge and Highland in the first go-around of Region 6 action, Bountiful dropped the rematches in February and heads into the state tournament with quite a few question marks. Leading scorers Kennedy Redding and Tiana Dougher are doing their part, but they need the Braves’ supporting cast to step up in the first round to avoid an early exit.

Highland Rams (14-6)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Jeremy Chatterton

How qualified: Third in Region 6 with 11-3 record

Playoff opener: vs. Springville, Monday, 2:30 p.m. (at SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 47-36 win at Logan on Dec. 17.

Most important region victory: A 46-45 win vs. Bountiful on Feb. 18.

Top contributors

#30 Ma’ata Epenisa, Sr. (10.7 ppg)

#31 Nani Tonga, So. (6.5 ppg)

#4 Shayla Kime, Sr. (5.5 ppg)

#12 Maryann Koeven, Sr. (5.0 ppg)

#5 Lily Huntsman, Sr. (4.8 ppg)

Scoring offense: 47.3 ppg (15th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 39.3 ppg (2nd in 4A)

Last state championship: 1984

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Springville in first round

Edward’s evaluation: Heads into the playoffs with confidence after ending the regular season with a 46-45 victory over Bountiful. Highland is still the underdog against Springville in the first round because at times it struggles to put points on the board against good teams. With the second-ranked scoring defense in 4A, though (39.3 ppg), there’s always hope of pulling off the upset.

Judge Memorial Bulldogs (19-2)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Anthony Alfred

How qualified: First in Region 6 with 13-1 record

Playoff opener: vs. Wasatch, Monday, 7:30 p.m. (at SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 56-55 win vs. Juan Diego on Dec. 9.

Most important region victory: A 58-42 win vs. Bountiful on Feb. 7.

Top contributors

#4 Kailie Quinn, Sr., Guard (21.2 ppg, 13.9 rpg, 5.3 apg, 5.1 spg)

#54 Vanessa Austin, Fr., Center (13.2 ppg, 9.1 rpg)

#3 Rachel Shubella, So., Guard (8.6 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.1 spg)

#23 Grace Nakamura, So., Guard (6.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.0 apg, 2.3 spg)

#5 Emily Smith, Sr., Guard (4.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 1.1 spg)

Scoring offense: 62.5 ppg (2nd in 4A)

Scoring defense: 43.0 ppg (8th in 4A)

Last state championship: None

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Mountain View in quarterfinals

Edward’s evaluation: The stats Weber State commit Kailie Quinn put up this year are mind-boggling, which culminated in her third career triple-double last week against East. Most of her stats were built against weaker Region 6 competition, though, and the stakes will definitely be raised in the playoffs as the competition gets tougher each round. Ironically enough, in the first round Judge faces a familiar former 3A foe in Wasatch, but after that it will be headed into uncharted waters. The Bulldogs will definitely be an underdog against opponents who have played in the pressure-packed SLCC gym before.

Mountain Crest Mustangs (12-7)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Amine Crosbie

How qualified: Third in Region 8 with 8-4 record

Playoff opener: vs. Mountain View, Monday, 9:10 p.m. (at SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 51-44 win vs. Syracuse on Dec. 6.

Most important region victory: A 49-45 win at Roy on Feb. 18.

Top contributors

#50 McCayla Hanks, Jr., Forward (13.5 ppg)

#20 Bailee Willden, Sr., G/F (8.7 ppg)

#4 Kelsey Kartchner, Sr., Forward (5.8 ppg)

#15 Katie Wallentine, Sr., G/F (5.7 ppg)

#2 Allison Roundy, Sr., Guard (3.9 ppg)

Scoring offense: 45.7 ppg (19th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 42.5 ppg (7th in 4A)

Last state championship: None

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Mountain View in first round

Edward’s evaluation: Mountain Crest’s only four games against quality 4A competition came in region play, and it went a combined 0-4 against Sky View and Bonneville. A big reason for that is the Mustangs' low output offensively, which ranks 19th in 4th. Against the fourth-stingiest scoring defense in Mountain View, the underdog Mustangs will have their hands full in the nightcap at SLCC on Monday.

Mountain View Bruins (16-3)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Alan Groves

How qualified: Tied for first in Region 7, but lost coin flip to fall to No. 2 seed

Playoff opener: vs. Mountain Crest, Monday, 9:10 p.m. (at SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 52-41 win at American Fork on Dec. 10.

Most important region victory: A 43-37 win at Timpanogos on Jan. 10.

Top contributors

#3 Gentry Oldham, Jr., G/F (9.5 ppg)

#24 Paulani Tarawa, Jr., Center (8.8 ppg)

#12 Amanda Turnbull, Sr., Guard (5.5 ppg)

#2 Stephanie Keele, Sr., Guard (5.4 ppg)

#21 Nicole Smith, Sr., G/F (5.1 ppg)

Scoring offense: 48.7 ppg (14th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 40.5 ppg (4th in 4A)

Last state championship: 2009

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Timpview in semifinals

Edward’s evaluation: When Mountain View lost back-to-back games to Sky View and Skyline — by a combined 46 points — back in the preseason, it seemed like the Bruins just didn’t have what it takes to be an upper-echelon 4A team. Since that loss, however, the Bruins have gone 10-1, including a victory over Skyline in the rematch and splitting with Timpanogos. Behind one of the best defenses in 4A, this team is certainly capable of a deep playoff run.

Murray Spartans (12-9)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Lisa White

How qualified: Fourth in Region 7 with 6-6 record

Playoff opener: vs. Bonneville, Monday, 12:50 p.m. (at SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 52-50 win at Copper Hills on Dec. 17.

Most important region victory: A 50-38 win vs. Olympus on Feb. 14.

Top contributors

#34 Baylee Leiter, So., Forward (12.5 ppg)

#21 Shaylee Potter, So., Center (6.7 ppg)

#15 Adheu Arok, Sr., Forward (5.5 ppg)

#31 Lexi Davies, Jr., Center (5.1 ppg)

#33 Cassidy Howe, So., Guard (4.6 ppg)

Scoring offense: 46.6 ppg (16th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 46.4 ppg (13th in 4A)

Last state championship: None

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Bonneville in first round

Edward’s evaluation: Sometimes simply making the playoffs is an accomplishment, and that’s probably the case for Murray which will be a massive underdog against Bonneville in the first round. With three sophomores among Murray’s leading scorers, the playoffs will be great experience for this young team to build on for next year.

Roy Royals (14-7)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Brock Randal

How qualified: Fourth in Region 5 with 6-6 record

Playoff opener: vs. Timpanogos, Monday, 11:10 a.m. (at SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 55-36 win at Davis on Dec. 17.

Most important region victory: A 68-55 win vs. Logan on Jan. 28.

Top contributors

#12 Kaitlyn Hurley, Sr., Guard (18.4 ppg)

#21 Shelby Harvey, Jr., F/C (12.3 ppg)

#20 Aubrey Porter, Sr., Guard (11.2 ppg)

#40 Whitney Hatch, Sr., Forward (5.6 ppg)

#22 Rylee Thompson, Jr., Forward (3.2 ppg)

Scoring offense: 56.9 ppg (6th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 49.9 ppg (18th in 4A)

Last state championship: None

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Timpanogos in first round

Edward’s evaluation: Roy heads into the state tournament with minimal expectations, but overlooking the fourth seed from Region 5 could be a big mistake. Even though Roy lost to Sky View, Bonneville and Mountain Crest in both meetings in league play, it kept it close with each team when they faced them at home. If the Royals can mentally treat Monday afternoon’s first-round game like just another home game — which it obviously isn’t — it might be able to hang with favored Timpanogos and perhaps pull off the upset.

Skyline Eagles (18-6)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Lynette Schroeder

How qualified: Third in Region 7 with 9-3 record

Playoff opener: vs. Sky View, Monday, 4:10 p.m. (at SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 45-41 win vs. Bonneville on Dec. 3.

Most important region victory: A 69-39 win vs. Mountain View on Jan. 3.

Top contributors

#34 Hillary Weixler, Jr., F/C (11.4 ppg)

#4 Sydnee Taylor, Sr., Guard (11.3 ppg)

#10 Mia Mortensen, Sr., Guard (5.6 ppg)

#22 Kyla Paulus, Jr., Guard (5.3 ppg)

#2 Shayla Davis, Jr., Guard (4.8 ppg)

Scoring offense: 50.5 ppg (11th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 39.7 ppg (3rd in 4A)

Last state championship: 2008 (5A)

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Sky View in first round

Edward’s evaluation: This is the toughest team to figure out heading into the playoffs. Skyline won its first 14 games against Utah teams this year — which included 4A powers Sky View, Bonneville, Mountain View and Timpanogos — but limped to the finish line with a 3-3 record in its last six games. That stretch included losses to Mountain View and Timpanogos in league rematches and a stunning loss to Olympus. Those stumbles dropped Skyline to a No. 3 seed and now it faces a very difficult first-round game against Sky View.

Sky View Bobcats (17-4)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Kimber Hall

How qualified: Tied for first in Region 5 with 11-1 record, but lost coin flip to get earn No. 2 seed

Playoff opener: vs. Skyline, Monday, 4:10 p.m. (at SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 65-49 win at Mountain View on Dec. 19.

Most important region victory: A 56-49 win vs. Bonneville on Feb. 18.

Top contributors

Lindsey Jensen, Jr. (18.6 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.2 apg, 4.2 spg)

Katheryn Williams, Sr. (12.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.1 apg, 2.5 spg)

Kennedy Schow, Sr. (10.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.8 apg, 3.1 spg)

Jessica Smith, Sr. (9.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.9 spg)

Shelby Valdez, Sr. (4.9 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.3 spg)

Scoring offense: 67.5 ppg (1st in 4A)

Scoring defense: 50.5 ppg (19th in 4A)

Last state championship: 2008

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Timpview in quarterfinals

Edward’s evaluation: Sky View is streaking into the playoffs on a seven-game winning streak and could be playing the best basketball of any team in 4A. The Bobcats lead 4A in scoring at 67.5 ppg, and they scored 60-plus points in every region game but two — both against region co-champ Bonneville. They face a difficult opener against Skyline, but should be favored considering their recent form.

Spanish Fork Dons (12-9)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Alyssa Larsen

How qualified: Finished Region 8 in three-way tie for third with 6-6 record, but clinched No. 3 seed because it beat top seed Timpview.

Playoff opener: vs. Bountiful, Monday, 9:30 a.m. (at SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 58-53 win vs. Lehi on Dec. 6

Most important region victory: A 67-58 win vs. Timpview on Feb. 18

Top contributors

#11 Kaylee Bott, Jr. (11.1 ppg)

#2 Kenzi Branch, So. (9.1 ppg)

#21 McKinley Brinkerhoff, Sr. (7.7 ppg)

#22 Emily Allan, So. (6.7 ppg)

#5 Sabrina Naulu, Sr. (6.0 ppg)

Scoring offense: 56.1 ppg (7th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 50.6 ppg (20th in 4A)

Last state championship: None

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Timpanogos in quarterfinals

Edward’s evaluation: What a difference one game makes. Spanish went into its region finale against Region 8 champion Timpview needing an upset victory to qualify for the playoffs. A loss and it was done. Right on cue, the Dons played their best game of the season to clinch a playoff berth and now head into the state tournament beaming with confidence.

Springville Red Devils (10-9)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Camie Oakey

How qualified: Second in Region 8 with 8-4 record

Playoff opener: vs. Highland, Monday, 2:30 p.m. (at SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 54-52 win vs. Alta on Dec. 4.

Most important region victory: A 56-50 win vs. Maple Mountain on Feb. 18.

Top contributors

#20 Savannah Park, Sr., Guard (13.4 ppg)

#33 Brooke Wheeler, Sr., Center (12.3 ppg)

#1 Lydia Austin, So., Guard (8.1 ppg)

#15 Kate Hullinger, Sr., Guard (5.6 ppg)

#32 Medina Dore, Sr., Guard (2.6 ppg)

Scoring offense: 49.4 ppg (12th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 46.8 ppg (14th in 4A)

Last state championship: 2013

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Bonneville in quarterfinals

Edward’s evaluation: Since enduring a seven-game losing streak from Dec. 10 to Jan. 10, the defending 4A champs head into the playoffs winners of eight of their last nine. Springville could be hitting its stride just in time to make another deep playoff run, but realistically it faces an uphill battle against more talented teams.

Timpanogos T-Wolves (15-5)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Kawika Akina

How qualified: Tied for first in Region 7 with 10-2 record, and won coin flip for No. 1 seed

Playoff opener: vs. Roy, Monday, 11:10 a.m. (at SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 47-44 win at Springville on Dec. 18.

Most important region victory: A 68-61 (OT) win at Mountain View on Feb. 4.

Top contributors

#25 Jamaica Christensen, Sr., Guard (18.0 ppg)

#3 Eternity Galeai, Sr., F/C (15.9 ppg)

#15 Rachelle Warner, Sr., Guard (11.3 ppg)

#22 Angel Tuisavura, So., Guard (3.2 ppg)

#5 Karen Christensen, Fr., Guard (2.5 ppg)

Scoring offense: 60.1 ppg (3rd in 4A)

Scoring defense: 49.2 ppg (17th in 4A)

Last state championship: 2012

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Bonneville in semifinals

Edward’s evaluation: Has won seven straight heading into the playoffs, and is part of a very good contingent of Utah County teams hoping to capture the state title this week. The T-Wolves have three players averaging in double figures and can put up points with the best of them. There’s no reason they shouldn’t advance to at least the semifinals with as good as they’ve been this year.

Timpview T-Birds (17-3)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Casey Sundquist

How qualified: First in Region 8 with 11-1 record

Playoff opener: vs. Woods Cross, Monday, 5:50 p.m. (at SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 59-49 win vs. Desert Hills on Dec. 13.

Most important region victory: A 54-43 win vs. Springville on Feb. 4.

Top contributors

#11 Lacy Haddock, Year., Position (15.3 ppg, 11.2 rpg, 1.2 apg, 2.8 spg)

#5 Lyndie Haddock, Year., Position (15.2 ppg, 9.2 ppg, 2.0 apg, 3.0 spg)

#31 Lauryn De La Cruz, Year., Position (12.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.6 apg, 5.0 spg)

#13 Haylee Harrison, Year., Position (5.8 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.0 apg)

#15 Ashley King, Year., Position (3.6 ppg)

Scoring offense: 59.1 ppg (4th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 46.3 ppg (11th in 4A)

Last state championship: 2007

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Bonneville in championship

Edward’s evaluation: Prior to a surprising regular-season-ending loss to Spanish Fork, Timpview’s only two losses had come to 5A No. 1 Riverton and then Bonneville in the season opener. Everyone in 4A is curious to see how that Spanish Fork defeat might rattle Timpview’s confidence. Realistically though, it probably won’t and the T-Birds will be a factor in the 4A state tournament all week.

Wasatch Wasps (14-7)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Tom Perkins

How qualified: Finished Region 8 in three-way tie for third with 6-6 record, beat Maple Mountain in play-in game to clinch No. 4 seed

Playoff opener: vs. Judge Memorial, Monday, 7:30 p.m. (at SLCC)

Best preseason victory: A 43-41 win vs. Logan (at Uintah) on Dec. 7.

Most important region victory: A 55-53 win at Spanish Fork on Feb. 7.

Top contributors

#22 Ashlyn Coleman, Jr., Guard (11.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.2 apg, 2.5 spg)

#31 Hailey Hardman, Sr., Guard (11.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.4 spg)

#5 Tristin Bills, Sr., Guard (9.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2.7 spg)

#13 Alexa Hayter, Sr., Guard (6.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.3 spg)

#25 Heather Evans, Sr., Forward (6.1 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.4 apg, 2.2 spg)

Scoring offense: 50.6 ppg (10th in 4A)

Scoring defense: 48.2 ppg (15th in 4A)

Last state championship: 2009

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Judge in first round

Edward’s evaluation: Won a play-in game to sneak into the state tournament as the No. 4 seed from Region 8, and ironically enough a familiar foe waits. Wasatch and Judge were fierce region rivals in 3A, and not even a move to 4A in different regions could keep these teams apart this season. Against upper-tier teams this year Wasatch hasn’t fared well and Judge presents just as difficult a challenge in the first round.

Woods Cross Wildcats (7-14)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Tara Vernon

How qualified: Finished tied for fourth in Region 6 with 6-8 record, but beat Cyprus in play-in game to clinch No. 4 seed

Playoff opener: vs. Timpview, Monday, 5:50 p.m. (at SLCC)

Best preseason victory: None

Most important region victory: A 52-46 win vs. Cyprus on Feb. 11.

Top contributors

#21 Aubree Riddle, Sr., G/F (13.2 ppg)

#22 Halle Smith, Jr., Guard (10.2 ppg)

#15 Marissa Brunner, Jr., Guard (6.6 ppg)

#12 Haylee McKenna, So., Guard (5.5 ppg)

#5 Malu Naeole, Jr.., G/F (3.0 ppg)

Scoring offense: 44.6 ppg (21st in 4A)

Scoring defense: 55.5 ppg (26th in 4A)

Last state championship: 1986

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Timpview in first round

Edward’s evaluation: Won a play-in game just to sneak into the playoffs, but it would take a massive upset for Woods Cross to hang with Region 8 champion Timpview in the first round.