With the two-time defending champion Delta Rabbits no longer a threat, or a postseason participant, the 2A girls basketball state championship is entirely up for grabs. Teams such as North Summit, Emery, and North Sevier seem to have the inside track to the title, but Layton Christian, Wasatch Academy, and others will most assuredly have a say in the upcoming proceedings.

The 16 teams to qualify for the 2A playoffs are listed below, in alphabetical order, along with predictions.

The Deseret News will be live streaming the entire tournament, starting with Tuesday's play-in games.

Scores and schedule can be found here.

Beaver Beavers (14-6)

Coach: Jonathan Marshall (21st year)

How qualified: Finished in second place in Region 13 with an 8-2 record

Playoff opener: vs. Summit Academy, Friday, 1:30 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 40-32 win over South Summit on Dec. 16

Most important region victory: A 38-30 win over Kanab on Jan. 2

Top contributors:

#21 Sydnee Gillins, So., Guard (10.05 ppg, 3.1 rpg)

#34 Abbey Yardley, Sr., Forward (6.5 ppg, 5.75 rpg)

#31 Jacoy Christensen, Sr., Guard (5.65 ppg, 2.15 rpg)

#14 Brittlyn Carter, So., Guard (5.5 ppg, 2.55 rpg, 1.3 spg)

#10 Tavy Gale, So., Guard (5 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.95 apg, 3.05 spg)

Scoring offense: 42.3 ppg (12th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 35.1 ppg (6th in 2A)

Last state championship: 2012

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Layton Christian in quarterfinals

Wood’s Workup: The Beavers had an excellent regular season and have been tested by some of the best teams that the 2A classification has to offer, including Kanab. Beaver’s first round game against Summit Academy will be tough, but if star Sydnee Gillins plays well, and gets some help from senior leaders Abbey Yardley and Jacoy Christensen, then the Beavers are likely to advance.

Emery Spartans (19-1)

Coach: Lynne Tuttle (2nd year)

How qualified: Finished first place in Region 15 with a 10-0 record

Playoff opener: vs. Waterford, Friday, 6:30 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 56-28 win over South Summit on Nov. 22

Most important region victory: A 60-50 win over North Sevier on Feb. 2

Top contributors:

#33 Megan Jensen, So., (14.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg)

#3 Kinlee Toomer, So., (11.05 ppg, 1.85 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.95 spg)

#5 Lainee Jensen, Jr., (9.95 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.4 apg, 2 spg)

#2 Kacelyn Toomer, So., (9.15 ppg, 4.35 rpg, 2.05 apg, 2.2 spg)

#12 Bailey Huggard, So., (4.75 ppg, 4.6 rpg)

Scoring offense: 63.1 ppg (2nd in 2A)

Scoring defense: 32.9 ppg (1st in 2A)

Last state championship: 2011 (3A)

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: 2017 2A champions

Wood’s Workup: The Spartans' only loss all season came early on against North Summit, and the Spartans have been fortunate to occupy the top seed in the opposite bracket from the Braves. That fact, along with their electric offense and the best defense in 2A, almost guarantees Emery a spot in the 2A championship. The Spartans may have a tough quarterfinal matchup against Layton Christian, where their relative youth may be tested, but a championship game berth is likely.

Enterprise Wolves (13-8)

Coach: Lance Jones (1st year)

How qualified: Finished in third place in Region 13 with a 13-8 record

Playoff opener: vs. South Summit, Friday, 8:10 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 48-35 win over Snow Canyon on Jan. 5

Most important region victory: A 35-30 win over Beaver on Jan. 17

Top contributors:

#33 Sherri Platt, Sr., Forward (7.62 ppg, 4.81 rpg)

#42 Halle Drake, Sr., Forward (6.67 ppg, 4.05 rpg)

# 5 Ronnie Robinson, So., Guard (6.05 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1 apg, 1.33 spg)

#32 Kaytlyn Miller, Jr., Guard (5.1 ppg, 2.14 rpg, 2 spg)

#4 Lacy Drake, Sr., Guard (4.62 ppg, 1.71 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.67 spg)

Scoring offense: 42.7 ppg (10th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 34.1 ppg (3rd in 2A)

Last state championship: 2013

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Emery in quarterfinals

Wood’s Workup: While their overall record leaves much to be desired, the Wolves proved throughout the season that they were on the cusp of excellence. Enterprise lost two games to Region 13 champion Kanab by a combined five points, and split their contests with second place Beaver. If the Wolves offense can play as well as their defense has all season, Enterprise has a solid chance at registering the first-round upset over South Summit.

Gunnison Valley Bulldogs (6-15)

Coach: Melissa Sorensen (6th year)

How qualified: Finished in fourth place Region 15 with a 6-15 record

Playoff opener: vs. Layton Christian Academy, Friday, 4:50 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 59-57 win over Maeser Prep on Dec. 1

Most important region victory: A 38-29 win over Manti on Jan. 12

Top contributors:

#1 Jaida King, So., (7.9 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.81 spg)

#3 Paige King, So., (4.81 ppg, 3.57 rpg, 1.29 spg)

#24 Tayler Brackett, So., (3.86 ppg, 2.86 rpg, 1 spg)

#11 Kezzley Winn, So., (3.48 ppg, 2.67 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.29 spg)

#20 Taryn Thompson, So., (3 ppg, 4.38 rpg)

Scoring offense: 33.4 ppg (18th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 54.5 ppg (24th in 2A)

Last state championship: 1979

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Layton Christian in first round

Wood’s Workup: The Bulldogs had a difficult season filled with growing pains, and their top five scorers are all sophomores, but they managed to win enough to get a berth in the postseason. It would be shocking if they got any further, though, as Layton Christian is not only a top seed, but possesses top five offensive and defensive ratings. The Bulldogs only hope for an upset if Jaida and Paige King each have their finest efforts of the season.

Kanab Cowboys (15-6)

Coach: Kade Glazier (2nd year)

How qualified: Finished in first place in Region 13 with a 9-1 record

Playoff opener: vs. Maeser Prep, Friday, 11:50 a.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 78-10 win over Water Canyon on Dec. 6

Most important region victory: A 40-30 win over Beaver on Feb. 9

Top contributors:

#23 Sidney McDonald, So., Guard (10.24 ppg, 3.52 rpg, 4.19 apg, 1.76 spg)

#20 Lacey Glover, Sr., Guard (7.67 ppg, 3.86 rpg, 1.14 spg)

#10 K.C. Houston, Sr. Guard (7.67 ppg, 3.05 rpg, 2.48 apg)

#42 Jessi Anderson, So., Forward (6.14 ppg, 6.76 rpg, 1.14 spg)

#11 Kailee Jones, Sr., Guard/Forward (4.33 ppg, 3.43 rpg, 1.14 apg, 1.1 spg)

Scoring offense: 46.9 ppg (8th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 37.5 ppg (10 in 2A)

Last state championship: None

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Wasatch Academy in quarterfinals

Wood’s Workup: The Cowboys seem to have it all heading into postseason play. A star sophomore in Sidney McDonald; excellent leadership from three senior guards, Lacey Glover, K.C. Houston and Kailee Jones; and an impressive 9-1 record in Region 13. Kanab also gets a favorable first-round draw in Maeser Prep, setting up a likely quarterfinal showdown with Wasatch Academy. If Kanab is to advance past the quarterfinals, it will need its defense to show up in a big way, as the Tigers boast the best offense in 2A.

Layton Christian Academy Eagles (17-5)

Coach: Davis Hammer Jr. (2nd year)

How qualified: Finished tied for first place in Region 14 with a 9-1 record

Playoff opener: vs. Gunnison Valley, Friday, 4:50 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 51-44 win over Cyprus on Dec. 5

Most important region victory: A 56-54 win over Wasatch Academy on Jan. 31

Top contributors:

Danyale Thomas, So., (11.95 ppg)

Kylie Goodwin, Sr., (9.14 ppg)

Jada Wyms, Jr., (8.73 ppg)

Kaho Usami, Sr., (4.09 ppg)

Tess Henry, Jr., (4.05 ppg)

Scoring offense: 49.2 ppg (5th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 34.04 (2nd in 2A)

Last state championship: None

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Emery in semifinals

Wood’s Workup: Everything is set up for a deep playoff run by the Eagles. Layton Christian boasts veteran leadership (Kylie Goodwin and Kaho Usami), as well as youthful talent (Danyale Thomas), and their defense has been stifling all season long. A matchup against overmatched Gunnison in the first round almost guarantees that the Eagles will see the quarterfinals, and barring a significant upset from the likes of Beaver or Summit Academy, Layton Christian is destined for a heavyweight bout with Emery in the semifinals.

Maeser Prep Academy Lions (6-13)

Coach: Shaylee Nielson (5th year)

How qualified: Finished in fourth place in Region 16 with a 3-7 record

Playoff opener: vs. Kanab, Friday, 11:50 a.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 29-25 win over Waterford on Dec. 13

Most important region victory: A 39-28 win over Providence Hall on Feb. 2

Top contributors:

#3 Gracie Sorensen, Jr., Guard (12.16 ppg)

#23 Katelyn Church, Sr., Guard (5.42 ppg))

#33 Sami Suguturaga, Fr., Forward (3.79 ppg)

#11 Allyson Armstrong, So., Guard (3.74 ppg)

#24 Allie Killpack, So., Forward (3.37 ppg)

Scoring offense: 35.1 ppg (17th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 46.7 ppg (21st in 2A)

Last state championship: None

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Kanab in first round

Wood’s Workup: The Lions are fortunate to get the matchup against the weakest of the top seeds in Kanab, but it will be of little use. The best it seems that Maeser Prep can hope for is a competitive game that will allow underclassmen such as Katelyn Church and Sam Suguturaga to gain valuable experience for next season.

Millard Eagles (13-8)

Coach: Darrin Rhodes (4th year)

How qualified: Finished in fourth place in Region 14 with a 5-5 record

Playoff opener: vs. North Summit, Friday, 8:30 a.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 52-31 win over North Sanpete on Nov. 29

Most important region victory: A 56-54 win over Enterprise on Jan. 10

Top contributors:

#55 Sariah Swallow, Sr., Center (10.43 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.1 spg)

#21 Kynlee Penny, Jr., Guard (9.48 ppg, 2.43 rpg, 2.48 apg, 2.33 spg)

#3 Payton Miller, Jr., Guard (7.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.52 apg, 1.71 spg)

#15 McKenna Rowell, Sr., Forward (6.1 ppg, 5.29 rpg, 1.76 apg, 1.33 spg)

#10 Kaitlyn Kesler, Sr., Guard (5.86 ppg, 2.81 rpg, 2.95 apg, 4.33 spg)

Scoring offense: 48.5 ppg (7th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 41 ppg (14th in 2A)

Last state championship: None

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to North Summit in first round

Wood’s Workup: Millard gets what is assuredly the most difficult first-round matchup, against the dominant Braves. An upset by the Eagles would be historic, and highly unlikely. If Millard is to have a chance against North Summit, it will need to get massive performances from Sariah Swallow and Kynlee Penny, keep the Braves off the free throw line, and hope that North Summit has an off day.

North Sevier Wolves (15-7)

Coach: Lexa Larsen (25th year)

How qualified: Finished in second place in Region 15 with an 8-2 record

Playoff opener: vs. Rowland Hall, Friday, 10:10 a.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 59-44 win over Kanab on Dec. 13

Most important region victory: A 79-39 win over San Juan on Jan. 28

Top contributors:

#25 Peyton Torgerson, Sr., Guard/Forward (15.77 ppg)

#30 Hailey Higgs, Sr., Forward (9.05 ppg)

#11 Meisha Johnson, Sr., Guard (8.55 ppg)

#34 Kenzie Mason, Jr., Forward (5.27 ppg)

#23 Mayci Torgerson, Fr., Guard/Forward (4.41 ppg)

Scoring offense: 55.7 ppg (4th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 37.8 ppg (11th in 2A)

Last state championship: 2006

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Wasatch Academy in semifinals

Wood’s Workup: The Wolves, in the 25th season under coach Lexa Larsen, are truly one of 2A's great wildcards. Two of their losses came at the hands of Emery, whom they wouldn’t see again until the championship round. Another three losses came against 3A schools, while the other two defeats were against playoff teams in North Summit and Beaver. The North Summit game in particular showed the potential of North Sevier, as it fell to the top-ranked team in 2A by a measly two points. With their high-powered offense, the Wolves have only to improve slightly on defense and they could make a deep run.

North Summit Braves (20-1)

Coach: Jerre Holmes (2nd year)

How qualified: Finished tied for first place in Region 16 with a 9-1 record

Playoff opener: vs. Millard, Friday, 8:30 a.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 63-60 win over Morgan on Dec. 13

Most important region victory: A 50-28 win over South Summit on Jan. 17

Top contributors:

#4 Hunter Vernon, Jr., (10.33 ppg, 8.81 rpg, 1.9 apg, 4.05 spg)

#13 Elise Richins, Sr., (10.29 ppg, 2.76 rpg, 3.29 apg, 1.38 spg)

#12 Kennady McQueen, Fr., (9.52 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.9 spg)

#2 Ashlin Blonquist, Sr., (8.05 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.52 apg, 1.9 spg)

# 14 Megan Richins, Sr., (5.24 ppg, 3 rpg)

Scoring offense: 56.2 ppg (3rd in 2A)

Scoring defense: 35.09 ppg (5th in 2

Last state championship: 1986

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to North Sevier in quarterfinals

Wood’s Workup: If there is favorite in 2A, it is the top-ranked Braves. Led by players such as Hunter Vernon and Ashlin Blonquist, who have already proven they are championship-caliber athletes on the volleyball court, North Summit cruised to a 20-1 record, with its only loss coming against their hated rivals, South Summit. As a reward — one could argue it's a punishment — for their excellence, the Braves draw the most difficult four-seed in the tournament in the first round, and barring a major upset, arguably the best second seed in the quarterfinals. That being said, if the Braves play to their potential a berth in the title game is theirs.

Rowland Hall-St Marks Winged Lion (11-7)

Coach: Bill Tatomer (6th year)

How qualified: Finished in third place in Region 14 with a 6-4 record.

Playoff opener: vs. North Sevier, Friday, 10:10 a.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 37-26 win over Providence Hall on Dec. 15

Most important region victory: A 36-23 win over Waterford on Jan. 12

Top contributors:

#30 Sophie Stinnett, Fr., (7.78 ppg)

#35 Allison Bagley, Jr., (5.56 ppg)

#24 Olyvia Mugweh Sr., (4.39 ppg)

#20 Claire Sanderson So., (4.22 ppg)

#2 Gillian Larsen Jr., (2.39 ppg)

Scoring offense: 36.05 ppg (16th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 36.3 (7th in 2A)

Last state championship: None

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to North Sevier in first round

Wood’s Workup: The Winged Lion have one of the better defenses in 2A, and with freshman Sophie Stinnett on the roster, the present and future seems bright. Unfortunately, Rowland Hall’s offense leaves a great deal to be desired, and that will ultimately prove to be the undoing of the Winged Lion in their opening round game against the high-powered North Sevier Wolves.

San Juan Broncos (11-9)

Coach: Justin Moon (10th year)

How qualified: Finished in third place in Region 15 with a 6-4 record

Playoff opener: vs. Wasatch Academy, Friday, 1:30 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 48-47 win over Bayfield, Colorado, on Dec. 19

Most important region victory: A 45-28 win over Gunnison on Jan. 6

Top contributors:

#34 Delaney Palmer (7.5 ppg, 4.65 rpg)

#24 Madison Palmer (6.85 ppg, 5.95 rpg, 1.55 apg, 1.25 spg)

#23 Bodell Nielson (6.65 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.05 spg)

#25 Ryann Shumway (4.45 ppg, 3.55 rpg)

#21 Jordyn Moon (4.3 ppg, 4.75 rpg, 2.8 apg, 2.6 spg)

Scoring offense: 43.7 ppg (9th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 45.2 ppg (17th in 2A)

Last state championship: None

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Wasatch Academy in first round

Wood’s Workup: The Broncos had an above average season, finishing with a 6-4 record in Region 15. San Juan received excellent play from Delaney and Madison Palmer all season long, not to mention the efforts of Bodell Nielson. Unfortunately for the Broncos, their 17th-ranked defense will take on the top-ranked offense in 2A in the first round. The Tigers' offense, with a 69.8 points per game average, was six points better than the next best offense, the Emery Spartans. If San Juan is to have a chance at an upset, it will need the best defensive performance of the entire season.

South Summit Wildcats (18-4)

Coach: Trevor Wagstaff (3rd year)

How qualified: Finished tied for first place in Region 16 with a 9-1 record

Playoff opener: vs. Enterprise, Friday, 8:10 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 52-23 win over Tooele on Jan. 6

Most important region victory: A 59-57 win over North Summit on Feb. 2

Top contributors:

#30 Sammi Rogers, Sr., (15.09 ppg, 4.18 rpg)

#11 Grace Olson, So., (7.55 ppg)

Nicole Fitzgerald, Sr., (5.45 ppg, 1.77 rpg, 1.45 spg)

#15 Cassidy Hortin, Jr., (5.27 ppg, 1.09 rpg, 1.18 spg)

#23 Katelynn Olson, Jr., (4.36 ppg)

Scoring offense: 49.09 ppg (6th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 35.04 ppg (4th in 2A)

Last state championship: None

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Enterprise in first round

Wood’s Workup: The Wildcats had an excellent season, highlighted by a 9-1 record in Region 16. South Summit also seemed to get better as the year went on, a fact evidenced by its late season win over North Summit, after having been handled by the Braves in an early season meeting. With a top10 offense and defense, as well as stellar senior Sammi Rogers, the Wildcats have as good a chance as anyone to reach the 2A championship. That being said, South Summit did get possibly the most difficult draw, in the tournament. If the Wildcats advance past the quarterfinals, they will have been an excellent postseason run.

Summit Academy Bears (10-12)

Coach: Gianni Ellefsen (2nd year)

How qualified: Finished in third place in Region 16 with a 6-4 record

Playoff opener: vs. Beaver, Friday, 3:10 (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 62-51 win over Skyridge on Nov. 29

Most important region victory: A 46-38 win over Maeser Prep on Jan. 31

Top contributors:

#42 Chelsey Drury (9.82 ppg, 5.77 rpg)

#15 Sydney Drummond (8.91 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 2.41 apg, 1.59 spg)

#44 Micah Gustafson (7.27 ppg, 5.14 rpg)

#5 Emily Rice (6 ppg, 1.64 rpg, 1.73 spg)

#30 Jessica Kent (2.59 ppg, 2.86 rpg)

Scoring offense: 42.5 ppg (11th in 2A)

Scoring defense: 45.9 ppg (18 in 2A)

Last state championship: None

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Beaver in first round

Wood’s Workup: In their second season under coach Gianni Ellefsen, the Bears did well to finished 6-4 in Region 16 and earn a spot in the postseason. Led by Chelsey Drury and Sydney Drummond, Summit Academy proved it could be great with wins over Skyridge and Maeser Prep. The Bears were unable to find consistency, and multiple blowout losses to North and South Summit suggests that anything past a first round upset of Beaver is highly unlikely.

Wasatch Academy Tigers (13-1)

Coach: Coke Whitworth (2nd year)

How qualified: Finished tied for first place in Region 14 with a 9-1 record

Playoff opener: vs. San Juan, Friday, 1:30 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 67-55 win over Grantsville on Dec. 9

Most important region victory: A 62-41 win over Layton Christian on Jan. 24

Top contributors:

#44 Manu Oliveira, Jr., Guard/Forward (22.5 ppg)

Vanessa Medina, Jr., (15.14 ppg)

#42 Mari Zanelatto, Jr., Forward/Center (12.14 ppg)

#23 Courtney Condie, So., Guard (8.07 ppg)

#34 Sophia Jessee, So., Forward/Center (2.5 ppg)

Scoring offense: 69.8 ppg (1st in 2A)

Scoring defense: 37.5 ppg (9th in 2A)

Last state championship: None

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Emery in championship game

Wood’s Workup: No team in 2A is more difficult to project than the Wasatch Academy Tigers. The Tigers rolled to a 13-1 record on the season, with a two-point loss at Layton Christian as the only blemish. Wasatch proved to have an excellent offense, statistically the best in 2A, but the competition often left something to be desired. With a 20-point win over the Eagles, as well as 20-point wins over postseason participants Waterford and Rowland Hall, it is not absurd to suggest that the Tigers could run away with the 2A title. The difficulty for Wasatch Academy will come when it is tested by the likes of Kanab, North Summit or North Sevier.

Waterford Ravens (5-12)

Coach: Craig Morris (3rd year)

How qualified: Finished in fourth place in Region 14 with a 3-6 record

Playoff opener: vs. Emery, Friday, 6:30 p.m. (at Orem High School)

Best preseason victory: A 28-22 win over San Juan on Dec. 3

Most important region victory: A 18-17 win over Rockwell on Jan. 10

Top contributors:

#12 Lexie Shreeve, Sr., Guard (8.88 ppg)

#14 Jessica Olsen, Sr., Guard (6.53 ppg)

#25 Kate Curtis, Jr., Guard (6.12 ppg)

#32 Jamie Francis, Sr., Center (2.06 ppg)

#10 Maddie Duke, Guard (1.94 ppg)

Scoring offense: 27.7 ppg (23rd in 2A)

Scoring defense: 36.8 ppg (8th in 2A)

Last state championship: None

Deseret News staff writer Trent Wood’s bracket: Loss to Emery in first round

Wood’s Workup: The Ravens, led by Lexie Shreeve, battled hard all season, and picked up some good wins with triumphs over San Juan and Rockwell. Unfortunately for Waterford, unless Shreeve is able to channel her inner Diana Taurasi or Skylar Diggins, a first-round matchup against Emery is going to be as far as their postseason run goes. With one of the worst offenses in 2A, the Ravens seem highly unlikely to be able to keep pace with the second place Spartans offense. To illustrate the chasm between the two teams, Emery averaged almost three times as many points per game as Waterford on the season.

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