Jake Buchman’s defense helped protect a 45-44 lead late in the game, and the Lions held on to beat the Mustangs in the Class 2A Southern Region semifinals at Durango.
Senior Tabor Maxwell scored a game-high 23 points in only 15 minutes of action Friday before handing it off to younger brothers — junior Brodey and sophomore Stockton — in the second half in Pahranagat Valley’s 74-29 win over Beatty in a Class 1A Southern Region semifinal at Sunrise Mountain.
Lamine Diane scored 16 of his 26 points in the first half, and Findlay Prep never trailed in a win over Hopkinsville (Ky.).
Clark held Centennial star Troy Brown to 15 points, and Brown’s last-second 3-point attempt went off the back of the rim, allowing Clark to come away with a 50-47 win over the Bulldogs in the Class 4A Sunset Region semifinals at Shadow Ridge.
Patched together by not much more than Band-Aids, bubble gum and the moxie of a few reserves, Foothill held on for a 70-67 victory over host Canyon Springs on Thursday in the Class 4A Sunrise Region semifinals.
Desert Pines’ defense stepped up in the second half and its offense went on a 17-3 third-quarter run behind Trevon Abdullah-Booker to pull away for a 74-59 win over the top-seeded Chaparral in a Class 3A Southern Region semifinal at Sunrise Mountain on Thursday.
Beatty’s boys basketball team moved into the Class 1A Southern League semifinals with a 57-51 home win over Word of Life on Wednesday.
Host Foothill shot nearly 61 percent from the field during the first half Tuesday and had five scorers in double figures during a 78-52 victory over Las Vegas in the Class 4A Sunrise Region quarterfinals.
Jaylen Fox had 19 points and helped contain Sierra Vista’s high-scoring Maka Ellis during Faith Lutheran’s 79-70 win in the Class 4A Sunset Region quarterfinals.
Desert Pines controlled the game throughout, despite losing one of its starters early in the first quarter, and coasted to a 79-48 victory over the Del Sol Dragons in the Class 3A Southern Region quarterfinals.
Senior Christopher Hawkins has taken over at the point, and has Canyon Springs poised for another strong postseason run.
I got shot down for a Valentine’s Day date. Feels bad, man. But then I remembered that the region basketball tournaments start Tuesday, and my heart was filled with joy again.
Somerset-Sky Pointe used a strong first quarter and an even stronger fourth quarter to down GV Christian at home Monday, 58-46.
For the first time since 2002, Bishop Gorman and Centennial won’t face off in the Sunset Region girls championship game.