Tyler Newby didn’t light up the scoreboard on Friday.
But the junior scored 10 points and played a key role in leading Boulder City to a 50-27 win over Calvary Chapel on the second day of the Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament at Lake Mead.
“Tyler Newby kind of makes us go,” Boulder City coach John Balistere said. “He’s a great basketball player (and) we run a lot of our sets through him. He does so many things for us with and without the ball. He demands a lot of attention.”
Zach Murphy scored all nine of his points in the first half for the Eagles, who had 10 players score. Marcus Walker, Nicholas Walker, Lane Worrall and Jacorey Dixon each scored six for Boulder City.
“Much better effort today than we had yesterday on both ends of the floor,” Balistere said. “We always try to be the aggressor on both ends. Overall, I was much happier with our effort in all phases of the game.”
Boulder City used a balanced attack from the start. The Eagles opened the game on an 8-0 run, and eventually took a 32-19 lead into halftime.
Boulder City was 12-for-29 from the field in the first half.
The Eagles sealed the victory after starting the fourth quarter on a 9-0 run.
“We are learning a little bit more about what our identity is with this group this year,” Balistere said. “It’s a work in progress. I’m happy with where we are at for the third game, but we have a lot of work ahead of us.”
Quintin Hank scored 10 points for Calvary Chapel, which went ice cold from the field in the second half. The Lions shot just 2-for-15 from the field and 3-for-10 from the free-throw line.
Calvary Chapel 71, Fernley 65 — At Calvary Chapel, Matthew Harney had 21 points, and the Lions built a 16-2 first-quarter lead and held off the Vaqueros.
Hank added 20 points, and Chris Basilio scored 11 for Calvary Chapel.
Kevin Montgomery led Fernley with 20 points.
Laughlin 39, Pahranagat Valley 32 — At Lake Mead, Quinton Love had 17 points to lift the Cougars over the Panthers.
Tyler Furr added six points for Laughlin, which pled 29-27 after three quarters
Tabor Maxwell led Pahranagat Valley with nine points, and teammate Jordan Cryts scored seven.
Lake Mead 44, Beatty 18 — At Lake Mead, Dylan Graham’s 16 points helped the Eagles blow by the Hornets.
Brendan LeBaron had eight points for the Eagles, who led 23-12 at halftime.
Nick Zamora and Jacob Zamora each had seven points for the Hornets.
The Meadows 76, Australia (#2) 29 — At Lake Mead, The Mustangs stormed out to a 25-10 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.
Brian Fridman led The Meadows’ attack with 20 points. Matthew Biafore had 18 points, and Eric Hirsberg scored 15 for the Mustangs.
Tokateu Lolotonga scored eight points for Australia.
Australia (#1) 60, Word of Life 45 — At Lake Mead, Keenan Gorski had 12 points, and Samuel Northcott added 10 points as Australia cruised by the Eagles.
Australia held a 31-24 halftime lead.
Joseph Visser scored 15 points for Word of Life, which got 11 points apiece from Edoziem Okafor and Isaiah Manabat.
West Wendover 83, Lake Mead 45 — At Lake Mead, Kaydn Sharp scored 20 points to propel the Wolverines over the Eagles.
Manny Flores contributed 18 points, and Stefan Eveleth and Kylar Sharp each added 13 points each for West Wendover, which led 44-23 at halftime.
Graham had 12 points for Lake Mead, which also got eight points from LeBaron.
The Meadows 70, Laughlin 48 —At Lake Mead, Fridman scored 19 points and Branden Rufty 18 to lift the Mustangs by the Cougars.
Hirsberg had 15 points for The Meadows, which held a 37-26 halftime lead.
Love led all scorers with 20 points for Laughlin, and teammate Corey Anderson added seven points.
Pahranagat Valley 45, Australia (#2) 36 — At Lake Mead, Cryts had 14 points to help the Panthers outlast Australia.
Shawn Wadsworth and Maxwell each scored 11 points for the Panthers, who led 30-29 after three quarters.
M.J. Foster led all scorers with 18 for Australia.
Calvary Christian (Calif.) 28, Beatty 19 – Nicole Handloser had 14 points to lead Calvary Christian past the Hornets in a semifinal at Calvary Chapel.
Alexia Gil had nine points for Beatty.
Boulder City 51, Calvary Chapel 15 — Whitney Barlow scored 12 points, and the Eagles hopped out to a 36-9 halftime lead en route to a win over the Lions in a semifinal.
Jana Williams and Megan Morton each added nine points for Boulder City.
Lianne Reyes had six points for Calvary Chapel.
Calvary Christian (Calif.) 34, Lake Mead 26 — Handloser poured in 27 points to lead Calvary Christian by the Eagles in a quarterfinal.
Taylor Webb paced Lake Mead with 12 points.
Beatty 28, Bishop Gorman JV 26 — Christina Thompson scored nine points to lead the Hornets by the Gaels’ junior varsity.
Denise Gonzalez added eight points for Beatty.
Calvary Chapel 33, Pahrump Valley 32 — Phallen Nelson had 13 points to help the Lions edge the Trojans in overtime.
Calvary Chapel took a 13-6 halftime lead, but Pahrump battled back to force the extra period.
Shayla Dance led the Trojans with nine points.
Boulder City 43, Indian Springs 3 — Katlyn Daly had 10 points as the Eagles rolled past the Thunderbirds.
Boulder City outscored Indian Springs, 24-0 in the final three quarters.
Bishop Gorman JV 21, Lake Mead 18 — The Gaels’ junior varsity nipped the Eagles.
Webb had 13 points for Lake Mead.
Pahrump Valley 40, Indian Springs 8 — Jillian Smith scored 13 points, and the Trojans never looked back after taking a 12-0 first-quarter lead.