Centennial girls basketball standout Samantha Thomas was named the Gatorade Nevada Player of the Year on Monday.
Tyler Tuiasosopo, 27, was hired by Western last month and provides instant name recognition for a team that hasn’t won a game on the field since 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reserve Jayden Eggleston finished with 23 points and six rebounds, and Centennial wore down Liberty for a 76-51 victory in the Class 4A girls state semifinals Thursday at Cox Pavilion.
Foothill junior guard Rae Burrell bounced back from an early-season benching to lead Foothill to its first Sunrise Region title since 2012 and a berth in the Class 4A girls state tournament.
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.
Kaily Kaimikaua made a long 3-pointer to ignite a game-changing 18-0 run in the second quarter, and Liberty pulled away for a 60-37 victory over Spring Valley in the Class 4A state play-in game at Valley.
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