Daniel Plumer led a balanced attack with 17 points, and the Blue Knights came one step closer to winning their fourth state title in five years with a 74-52 victory over Pershing County in a Class 2A boys basketball semifinal at Sparks High.
The Panthers turned the ball over 22 times Friday, including a pair of key turnovers in overtime, as Mineral County earned a 61-57 overtime victory in the Class 1A boys state semifinals at UNR’s Lawlor Events Center.
Will McClendon’s 3-pointer with 2:27 to play broke a 62-62 tie, and the Gaels went on to defeat Spanish Springs 75-68 in the Class 4A boys state basketball semifinals at Lawlor Events Center.
Cort Ballinger and the Miners held Kevin Legardy to just nine points, and Bishop Manogue came away with a 64-58 win over Canyon Springs on Thursday in the Class 4A boys state basketball semifinals at UNR’s Lawlor Events Center.
Review-Journal reporters Ben Gotz and Elaine Wilson preview the state basketball action for the weekend.
Alexander Spaight averaged 27.0 points in three games in helping Canyon Springs to the Sunrise Region title and is expected to play a key role for the Pioneers when they meet Bishop Manogue in the Class 4A state semifinals.
Bishop Gorman sophomore guard Noah Taitz is a four-star recruit who posts bigger scoring numbers against better competition.
The schedules and results (when available) for the boys and girls basketball state tournaments are here.
Noah Taitz hit four 3-pointers and scored 27 points as Bishop Gorman beat Clark 57-46 at Legacy to claim the Class 4A Sunset Region title.
Canyon Springs squandered a 16-point lead against Coronado, but held off the Cougars and their comeback to clinch a 101-89 home victory on Saturday night, the Class 4A Sunrise Region championship and a berth in Reno to play for the Class 4A state title.