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.
Burrell had 31 points and 11 rebounds Saturday to help the Falcons battle back for a 55-52 win over Liberty in the Sunrise Region final at Canyon Springs.
Sophomore guard Lainey Cornwall scored 12 of her game-high 14 points in the first quarter, as Moapa Valley beat top-seeded Virgin Valley 47-33 on Saturday at Sunrise Mountain.
Sharmayne Finley had 35 points, 12 rebounds and five assists Saturday to lead the Stars’ girls basketball team to its first Class 2A Southern League championship with a 70-54 victory over Needles at Durango.
Pahranagat Valley held Round Mountain post Alyssa Hanks to six points fewer than her average and coasted to a 53-31 win.
Melanie Isbell made six of Centennial’s 10 3-pointers and finished with 20 points, and the Bulldogs outclassed Gorman 82-44 in the Class 4A Sunset Region semifinals at Shadow Ridge.
Foothill limited Canyon Springs’ Yemiyah Morris to six points through three quarters, and the Falcons earned a 45-36 road victory in the Class 4A Sunrise Region semifinals.
Jayne Antone had 16 points and 11 rebounds Friday to lead Needles to a dominating 57-37 win over Lincoln County in the Class 2A Southern League semifinals.
Junior Alyssa Hanks was fed early and often in the paint and totaled 28 points to lead the Knights in a 55-36 win over Beatty at Sunrise Mountain High School.