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.
Follow the link for postseason boys basketball honors, as selected by coaches. All-league and all-region teams will be posted as they are received.
When the state high school basketball tournament returns to Las Vegas this week it will have a more intimate setting.
The schedule and results (when available) for the boys basketball state tournaments are here.
Jamal Bey scored all 15 of his points after halftime, sparking Bishop Gorman to a 64-51 win over Clark for the Class 4A Sunset Region boys basketball title at Shadow Ridge. It is the ninth consecutive Sunset title for the Gaels.
Will Weems scored 10 of his game-high 19 points in the second half as Coronado’s boys basketball team overcame a 13-point halftime deficit to top rival Foothill, 56-47 in the Class 4A Sunrise Region final at Canyon Springs.
Justin Evans had 31 points, 24 rebounds and six assists on Saturday to lead Innovations International to a 67-48 win over host SLAM Academy in the championship game of the SWIAC Tournament.
Desert Pines held Cheyenne to 1-for-9 shooting in the first quarter en route to an 11-point lead and never looked back in a 63-35 whipping in the Class 3A Southern Region final at Sunrise Mountain.
Adelson School built an early lead over the Stars, only to see it evaporate by halftime. The Lions controlled the third quarter and did enough in the fourth to seize a 54-51 victory and the first league title in school history.