Agassi Prep’s Akeemis Williams and Rancho’s Justin Holiday went back-and-forth with contested jumpers and long 3s as each approached the 40-point mark, but the Stars got the necessary backup late to hold on for a 76-74 nonleague road win in a boys basketball game on Monday.
Here’s a look at some of this week’s top high school sports events.
Three area boys basketball players were selected to play in the McDonald’s All American game on Sunday night.
Silverado scored the first 11 points of the third quarter and entrusted the lead to its 2-3 zone defense in a 56-47 win over Legacy in the Battle Born Classic at Durango High.
D.J. Harvey had 28 points as DeMatha Catholic (Maryland) defeated Bishop Gorman 73-66 in the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Massachussets on Saturday.
Kevin Legardy scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half to lead No. 6 Canyon Springs to a 68-56 home win over No. 9 Cheyenne.
Justin Roberts had a team-high 15 points, but Findlay Prep suffered a 76-47 loss to Sierra Canyon (California) on Friday in the semifinals at the Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions in Springfield, Missouri.
Jalen Hill, a 6-foot-6-inch sophomore, threw down a ferocious dunk late in the game to put an exclamation point on Clark’s 72-50 nonleague win over host Las Vegas.
Demetrius Valdez had 20 points on Thursday to lead Durango’s boys basketball team to a 65-63 road win over Sierra Vista.
Fourth-ranked Foothill turned the ball over 21 times, and Will Weems and Kennedy Koehler each scored 22 points as No. 5 Coronado claimed an 84-61 road win to take over first place in the Southeast League.
Nic Maccioni had 26 points, and Faith Lutheran’s boys basketball team pulled away in the second half for a 77-55 victory over Legacy on Wednesday. It was the 300th career victory for Crusaders coach Bret Walter, who is 300-225 in his 20th season at the school.
Here is the latest Southern Nevada boys basketball coaches poll.
Chrys Jackson scored 26 points to help the Rancho boys basketball team overturn a 22-9 first-quarter deficit and down host Las Vegas 69-61 on Tuesday.
Cimarron-Memorial’s Kamakana Winquist hit a baseline jumper with 25 seconds remaining to lift the host Spartans in a 64-63 thriller over the Shadow Ridge boys basketball team Monday.