This was a great week for Utah HS Basketball. Utah County was well represented
in both 4A & 5A. Congratulations LP and Coach Lewis, 4 in a row is quite a
achievement. My MVP for the LP PG Game goes to Zach Frampton!! He played one of
the best first half of basketball I have ever had the pleasure to watch. He was
everywhere. From rebounding, to creating steals & pushing the ball up the
floor that would lead to a assists for a easy baskets, or he was fouled and went
to the line. His 3 point shots were all taken in rhythm and he was knocking
everything down. He kept LP in the game in the first half. Then in the second
half the TJ show got started and it was all over. It was fun watching this LP
team this year. Last years team was a hard act to follow and these kids took on
that challenge and created their own history. That's what I love of HS
Sports. Every year is a new adventure!!! Great Job Coach Lewis & Players!!
While PG may have come up short, they had a terrific season. If nothing else
they showed all the schools that LP is not invincible by being the first
in-state school to beat them in over 2 years. Congrat's to Lone Peak but
also, congrat's to Pleasant Grove!
It's not often you get the chance to see 3 GREAT teams from Utah County all
make it to the final four in a 5A tourney! I watched Lone Peak, PG and AF many
times this season and it was a treat every time! Those are 3 dang good teams
that played outstanding basketball all year long. I hate to see it end!
Congrats to Coach Lewis and the Knights. What an exhibition you guys put on
this afternoon! Every kid came up big and it was impressive to watch! Great
job to all 3 schools for an unforgettable year!
Congratulations Lone Peak boys basketball for being the first Boys team in Utah
to win 4 State Championships in a row. You are now in very rare air... Along
with the Mountain View Girls Basketball teams, the FIRST to win 4 State
Championships in a row.
Don't forget Enterprise's 3 consecutive state championships from
1986-88. You'd think someone could do a better job of researching that
info since the article is about the 1st 4-peat.
Don't forget about the Beaver Girls Basketball Team taking State 2001-20005
a "5 peat". What a great tradition that lives on!
I think 90% of the State would like to have seen Pleasant Grove win the
championship game. The State and Pleasant Grove community had little to cheer
about in that final game and it is disappointing, but not the end of the world.
I know the PG team was the loved under dog by many and the players were always
humble and grateful for all those who supported them. They would have given
anything to reward their fans and the PG community with a victory, but what do
you do when two or three of the best players on LP are not only "in the
zone" but beyond the zone? I have watched many high school games and top
teams in the country and I have never seen anything like the shooting LP put out
there last night. I don't know what else to say about it, it was impossible
to counter. Too bad for PG it was that kind of game.
I have watched with interest the comments made this week in the DNews about LP,
whether they get to much press, biased announcing or "90%" of the state
wanting them to lose. What you saw last night is who LP is... dominating in big
games on the states biggest stage. It comes down to coaching and players
executing the game plan and years of toil in a church gym somewhere while others
sleep. If I am not mistaken that is 7 state championships in 10 years. Not only
is that great athletes, but incredible coaching. I couldn't be happier for
Frampton, he played for years in the shadow of Emery, Haws and Mika. Last night
was his showcase of his abilities, what a way to go out. TJ Haws,an amazing
performance all week. He refused to lose nad he willed LP past Bingham and it
did not stop until he was taken out with a little over a minute left yesterday.
His shooting left people breathless, by the end of the game I suspect that 90%
of the state was cheering for LP!!!! Congratulations LP you earned it.
Even before he retires, Coach Lewis will go down in history for making Utah
basketball a force in the nation. The rest of the state will slowly begin to
catch up. He has been blessed with great players, but other schools have had
great players as well. Coach Lewis is the X Factor, Y Factor and Z Factor.
Congratulations to LPHS and to the other schools that are only a small step
All I can say is that I have never seen an offensive performance like the one
Lone Peak put together. I am a sports junkie and have watched so many high
school games. I was kind of pulling for the underdog PG. I don't think I
have ever seen anything like that game. I think Haws, Jackson and Frampton had
the green light as soon as they crossed half court. PG played great defense as
well. I don't know what else they could have done. If I was a college
recruiter I would be all over that Jackson kid. He has a great first step.
Anyway great tournament, atmosphere and I hope they keep the tourney at the
Huntsman center. People complained about parking, but there was great parking,
just south in the institute building. Just my .02.
I hope they keep the tournament at the U also, it is a great central location
and the facilities are fine. I have been there many times and it is great.
Lone Peak was impressive. Oh, as for Frank Jackson, he has already verbally
committed to byu. That is exciting, some very good players coming in the years
re: SpinedrI also believe Coach Lewis does a great job, but...Great coaches always seem to have great players, and vice-versa... I
truly believe that there are 15-20 5A coaches, and countless others at the lower
levels, who'd be the state championship coach, had they had LP's
players.Again, good for Coach Lewis, but lets not go too far!
@somethingThere is a reason why Coach Lewis was National Coach of
the Year last year, Those boys rely heavily on Lewis' councel, to say
that they would of won with any other coach would just simply be saying they
wouldn't even need a coach in general. Which I'm sure every LP
player present and past would disagree. Lewis is an outstanding
coach, and there is proof in that with having his team be in the finals not only
4 straight years but what... like 6 in the last 8 (I think). I don't
think it's just coincidence that good players magically come out of Lone
Peak. Lewis' role is the biggest reason for the teams recent success.
Don't use could of would ofs to diminish what legacy He has
created for not only Lone Peak, but for the state of Utah in general in regards
to High school basketball on a more national platform
Lewis is a class act. I went to lone peak, tried out for the team but did not
make it. Anyways, he is one of the best high school coaches in utah if not in
the us. he has had great players but without a great coach there is no way lp
wins 7 of 10 championships. tons of utah teams have great players but how many
have won as many championships as lewis? I wish he would become an assistant at