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.
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.
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.
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.
After this weekend, “The Town” can be less of a motto and more of a representation of what the Desert Shields have done. Cheyenne has a chance to become the talk of the town when it begins the Class 3A state tournament at 12:45 p.m. Friday against Elko at Cox Pavilion.
Adelson School (20-4) will meet West Wendover (19-8) in a state semifinal at 3 p.m. Friday at Del Sol High.
Top-seeded Pahranagat Valley (23-2), which is seeking its 15th state title and first since 2013, will face Owyhee (12-9) in a Class 1A boys basketball state semifinal at 8:15 p.m. Friday at Durango High.
Being open isn’t enough for Clark boys basketball coach Colin Darfour. He wants his players to be “wide, wide open.” But when junior James Bridges takes a jumper, Darfour rarely worries.
The NIAA state basketball tournaments tip off Thursday, and I decided to camp out to make sure I got in since Cox Pavilion only holds about 2,500 for basketball.
Deshawn Wilson came off the bench to score 10 points, including six in the third quarter, as Clark defeated Foothill 68-48 at Valley to earn the final berth in the Class 4A state tournament.