TAYLORSVILLE -- Win and move on.
The three-time defending league champion Lakers are hoping those four words pay hefty dividends at the state 4-A tournament this week.
Region 5 co-champion Bonneville advanced to the 4-A quarterfinals for the third consecutive year Monday with a 56-35 first-round victory over Murray High at Salt Lake Community College.
The Spartans, the fourth-place team from Region 7, fell to Clearfield in the first round a year ago.
"Coach (Mike) Russell always tells us we can't overlook anything. We've been upset before and can't go easy on anyone," said Lakers senior power forward Abby Toller. "I don't think we were nervous. We needed to see what we could get out of them, and if we could run.
"We got into a rhythm and got running," she said. "We have good wings who can run the floor."
With its second straight win, Bonneville (19-3 overall) tangles with Springville in Wednesday's 5:50 p.m. quarterfinal-round game in Bruin Arena.
"Whoever wins is who we prepare for. I want to prepare for whoever wins -- Highland or Springville," Toller said. "We've already beaten Springville in preseason (37-33 on Dec. 10, 2013, at Springville), but if the opportunity presents itself, I certainly wouldn't mind playing them again."
The defending state 4-A champion Red Devils defeated the Lakers 50-43 in the 2013 semifinals.
"It doesn't matter who we play. I'm actually tired of playing Springville," Russell said. "It's good at this time of year to be playing your best. We can do better, but I'm proud of the team.
"I wasn't sure what to expect from Murray," he said. "I watched two of their 21 games and knew what they were good at. Taking nothing away from Murray, our defense has to improve so we can continue to win. We have to close out and guard the dribble more effectively.
"We're really good at help defense, but we need to be better versus dribble-penetration against good teams and stay out of foul trouble," Russell said. "It's always good to get that first-round win. We were a little tight in the first half. The girls are a little more relaxed after avoiding the No. 1 versus No. 4 upset."
Bonneville outscored Murray 20-6 in a decisive third quarter en route to a 21-point runaway, and the Lakers' 14th victory in 15 games.
"This was a very good team performance on both sides of the ball," said the 18-year-old Toller. "We love it when everybody gets looks and can score. The guards found the openings and came off the screens. It was a good day for me."
Toller tossed in 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds and three blocks. Senior small forward Kayla Eilertson was 4 of 8 from the floor for a team-high 12 points with five boards, two assists, three blocks and four turnovers.
"In the third quarter, we got some transition baskets off steals because we were really aggressive," Toller said. "This was one of our more balanced offensive and defensive games. It was a very good team effort for us."
Senior point guard Cortney Porter, who has signed with the U.S. Air Force Academy, hit just 3 of 10 shots -- 0 of 2 from beyond the arc -- for eight points with five rebounds, six assists, four steals, one block and a turnover. Sophomore center Sam Filiaga finished with eight points and junior guard Shayla Simpson tossed in seven.
Bonneville shot 42.9 percent (21 of 49), including 12.5 percent (1 of 8) on 3-point attempts, and outrebounded the Spartans 39-38.
The Lakers had 14 assists, eight steals and committed 11 turnovers.
"We really stepped up, turned it on and were really prepared," said Toller, who has signed with College of Southern Idaho in women's softball. "We didn't let nerves get to us. We watched film of Murray to get to know them better.
"Since our last game on Thursday (a 52-36 Region 5 win over Ogden), we worked on on-ball and post defense," she said. "Defense is our No. 1 focus."
Bonneville came in allowing a 4-A low 35.6 points per game.
"We were a little shaky with the offense at the start of the season, but it has caught on," Toller said. "It would mean a lot to me if Bonneville wins the state 4-A title since I've been in the program for four years and I'm a three-year starter. We can't look ahead to any game, and need to take it round by round."
Murray (12-10) shot a bone-chilling 18.1 percent (10 of 55), was 0 of 10 from deep and had 14 turnovers. Sophomore Baylee Leiter scored a game-high 14 points for the Spartans, who dropped their second straight and went 3-5 in their last eight games.
* TIMPANOGOS 72, ROY 65: The Region 7 co-champion Timberwolves overcame an 11-point, second-quarter deficit and 6 of 15 fourth quarter free-throw shooting to turn back the Royals.
Roy led 27-16 at 5:48 of the second quarter before Timpanogos closed the first half on a 16-5 run to deadlock the score 32-all at halftime. The Timberwolves (16-5) scored the first four points of the third quarter and never trailed again, leading by as many as 14 with 6:23 remaining.
"They made a couple of adjustments, and we tried to make a few adjustments," said Roy coach Brock Randall. "But we just didn't take care of the ball as well as we needed to."
The Royals (14-8) committed 24 turnovers in going 5-7 in their last 12 games.
Kaitlyn Hurley scored a team-high 21 points. Shelby Harvey had 18 and Aubree Porter added 13 points with three triples.
The Timberwolves are riding an eight-game winning streak.
* BOUNTIFUL 62, SPANISH FORK 37: Bountiful opened the 4-A girls basketball playoffs Monday with a convincing 62-37 victory over Spanish Fork.
The Braves opened the second half on a 16-0 run and held the Dons without a made field goal the entire period.
"I think it's huge, Bountiful coach Joel Burton said of the importance of getting off to a fast start in the tournament. "Let them relax. We could see nerves with quite a few of our kids and you could see them with their kids."
Bountiful sophomore Kennedy Redding finished with a team-high 13 points and added 14 rebounds and eight blocked shots.
* SKYLINE 56, SKY VIEW 47: Sky View shot 28.8 percent from the field and made just 3 of 20 (15.0 percent) from 3-point range, eventually falling to Skyline 56-47 Monday in the first round of the 4-A girls basketball playoffs at Salt Lake Community College.
Sky View led 23-17 late in the second quarter, but Skyline closed the half on a 9-0 run and the Region 5 co-champs never recovered.
Junior Lindsey Jensen led Sky View with 11 points, while Jessica Smith added 10 for the Bobcats.
Senior Sydnee Taylor led all scorers with 15 for Skyline.
* TIMPVIEW 59, WOODS CROSS 35: Woods Cross hung tough with Region 8's top-seeded Timpview for three quarters before finally succumbing in the fourth, losing 59-35 in the first round of the 4-A girls basketball playoffs Monday at Salt Lake Community College.
Woods Cross trailed just 20-19 at halftime and stayed within single digits throughout the third quarter, but was outscored 25-10 in the fourth.
Given the Wildcats' heavy underdog status heading into the game, Woods Cross coach Tara Vernon saw potential for growth despite the loss.
"I think it was good for our girls to see how close we really are to making that jump to being an elite team in the state," Vernon said.
Standard-Examiner correspondent Ryan Comer contributed to this article.