Agassi Prep’s three best players were in foul trouble in the fourth quarter, making it hard to stop Needles from completing its comeback to win the Class 2A girls state title with a 64-54 victory.
Allen Merritt had 18 points, nine rebounds and four steals Saturday as Agassi Prep won its third state title in four years with a 60-43 victory over Adelson School in the Class 2A final at Cox Pavilion.
The Braves held Round Mountain junior Alyssa Hanks to an uncharacteristic 16 points as the Knights were unable to unseat the defending Class 1A state champions in a 65-37 loss to Owyhee at Cox Pavilion.
Capri Uzan scored 24 points to lead Desert Pines to a 69-46 victory over Cheyenne in the Class 3A boys basketball state title game Saturday at Cox Pavilion.
Chuck O’Bannon scored 36 points, and Bishop Gorman rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final 1:40 to defeat Clark 62-58 for the Class 4A boys state title at Cox Pavilion.
The state basketball tournament is being held at Cox Pavilion, a 2,500-seat gymnasium on UNLV’s campus and a logistical nightmare for the most significant week of the prep season.
Pahranagat Valley’s boys basketball team built an 18-point lead by the end of the first quarter and cruised to a 68-29 victory over Owyhee in the Class 1A state semifinals Friday at Durango.
Once the dust settled after nearly three minutes of play and Destiny Rover connected on a deep 3-pointer for the game’s first points Friday, the Agassi Prep girls basketball team turned to its defense to cruise to a 61-46 win over White Pine in a Class 2A state semifinal at Del Sol.
Centennial jumped on Bishop Manogue from the outset and capped its season in style with a record-setting 97-52 victory in the Class 4A girls basketball state title game at Cox Pavilion.
Alyssa Hanks scored 33 of her game-high 34 points after halftime Friday to lead Round Mountain to a 74-70 double-overtime win over Eureka in a Class 1A state semifinal at Durango.
Jake Buchman nailed the game-winning 3-pointer in overtime Friday that lifted the Lions to a 57-56 win over West Wendover in a Class 2A state semifinal at Del Sol.
Cheyenne was 9-for-11 from the field in the third quarter to take control en route to a 53-47 win over Elko in the Class 3A state semifinals at Cox Pavilion.
Lowry’s girls basketball team went 10-for-15 from 3-point range Friday on its way to a 61-42 win over Moapa Valley in a Class 3A state semifinal at Cox Pavilion. The Buckaroos advance to Saturday’s championship and will meet Churchill County, a 52-40 winner over Virgin Valley in the other semifinal.
Desert Pines running back Isaiah Morris, who helped the Jaguars to the Class 3A state title as a senior, made an oral commitment to UNR on Friday. According to Desert Pines football coach Tico Rodriguez, Morris will be a preferred walk-on for the Wolf Pack.
Clark’s Ian Alexander blocked seven shots and helped the Chargers withstand a late Coronado surge to claim a 56-48 win in the Class 4A boys state basketball semifinals at Cox Pavilion.