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TYE STAUFFER, Riverton: As a two-year starter for the Riverton basketball team, Stauffer has earned the respect of his teammates and this year was selected as a captain.

"He was a leader for us last year as a junior," Riverton coach Steve Galley said. "They (his teammates) count on him on and off the floor to set a good example."

Last Saturday, Stauffer scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Silverwolves to a 64-56 victory over No. 1 Layton.

The sharpshooter is averaging 14 points a game for his now No. 1-ranked and 6-1 team.

"He's the hardest worker in the weight room, and physically, he is one of the toughest kids I've coached," Galley said of the 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard. "That goes for mentally as well as physically."

EMILY DURRANT, Provo: This senior guard's play in Las Vegas helped the Bulldogs go into the holidays with a 6-2 record. She scored 20 of her 24 points in the second half to lead Provo to a win over Valley, Nevada, in the team's first game. She then made the game-winning layup with seven seconds left in a game against Western, Las Vegas.

Durrant scored 17 points in Provo's loss in the semifinals to Coronado, Nevada. In addition to her outstanding offensive showings, she's shown guards can rebound too, as she's had two double-doubles this season — one in Las Vegas and the other against Pleasant Grove.

She's also a member of the yearbook staff and maintains a 3.86 GPA.


To nominate a prep of the week, contact Deseret News prep editor Jay Hinton at 801-237-2114 or at jhinton@desnews.com.