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Pahranagat Valley Boys Basketball 2013-14 Capsule Preview



Head coach: Brian Higbee, eighth season

2012-13 record: 15-11 (6-0 Division IV Southern, first)

Returning lettermen (starters): Six (one)

Top players: F Jake Carter (Sr.), G Wade Leavitt (Jr.), G Jordan Cryts (Jr.)

Outlook: The Panthers get their traditional late start to the season as most of the team shifts over after winning a state football title.

With Leavitt (7.0 points per game, 3.0 assists per game) as the only starter back, Pahranagat Valley has some holes to fill.

“We have some key injuries to contend with coming out of football season,” Higbee said. “We have key leadership returning with our only returning senior in Jake Carter and only returning starter in Leavitt.

“We have a solid group of underclassmen in Jordan Cryts, Shawn Wadsworth, Caleb Hansen, Paden Higbee and Joel Holaday and others, with at least three freshmen on the roster.

“Our goal, as always, is to be competitive when league play comes around and put ourselves in a spot to earn a berth in the region tournament.”

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