Isaiah Cottrell, Bishop Gorman’s 6-foot-10-inch junior center, scored 10 of his 23 points in the third quarter to help the Gaels to a 68-60 win over the Chargers on Friday night at Orleans Arena.
The junior forward scored the first two baskets of the fourth quarter and finished with 13 points to help the defending state champion Golden Eagles claw out a 42-37 win over Jackpot at SLAM Academy.
Elijah Jackson’s rebound basket with six seconds to go in overtime lifted Churchill County to a 60-59 win over Mojave in the Class 3A state semifinals at Orleans Arena.
Clark defeated Bishop Manogue 52-34 and Bishop Gorman rolled past Arbor View 81-52 on Friday in the Class 4A boys state basketball semifinals at Orleans Arena.
Jalen Hill had 19 points and seven rebounds as Clark rolled to a 55-40 win over Desert Pines in the Class 4A boys state basketball quarterfinals. Arbor View defeated Spanish Springs 72-56 in the other quarterfinal.
Here are some of the top performances from the week of Feb. 18-23.
Arbor View was scheduled to host Wednesday’s games long before the Aggies qualified for their first state tournament. But the players aren’t downplaying the importance of home-court advantage.
Mwani Wilkinson scored all 18 of his points in the second half, including Gorman’s first 12 points of the fourth quarter, as the Gaels defeated the Jaguars 52-42 in the Southern Nevada boys basketball championship game.
Though the Rattlers built what seemed like an insurmountable lead in the first half of the Class 3A Southern Region championship game, they needed to make five free throws down the stretch to stave off a frenetic comeback from Chaparral to earn a 64-60 victory at Del Sol.
The schedules and results (when available) for the state boys and girls basketball tournaments are here.