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.
Follow the link for postseason girls 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 girls basketball state tournaments are here.
Pam Wilmore’s energy helped spark a second-quarter blitz by the Bulldogs, and Centennial rolled to its seventh straight Sunset Region title with a 66-20 victory over Spring Valley on Saturday at Shadow Ridge.