The Panthers forced 10 first-quarter turnovers to take control en route to a 58-43 win over the Leopards in the Class 1A girls state championship game at Lawlor Events Center.
Centennial defeated Liberty 74-65 in overtime to win its fourth consecutive girls state title Friday night at Lawlor Events Center in Reno. The Bulldogs trailed by 15 points entering the fourth quarter.
Mojave and Virgin Valley both fell in their Class 3A state girls basketball semifinal games at Reno High School on Friday.
Kendra Mathews scored eight of her 15 points in the fourth quarter Friday, and Lincoln County’s girls basketball team used a game-ending 10-2 run to defeat Battle Mountain, 50-42 in a Class 2A state semifinal at Sparks High.
Karley Whipple led the Panthers with 27 points Friday as Pahranagat Valley defeated Eureka 51-42 in the Class 1A girls state semifinals. Round Mountain fell to Wells, which will play the Panthers in the state title game.
The Bulldogs’ girls basketball team received double-digit scoring from four players and rolled over Reno in the Class 4A state semifinals Thursday by a final score of 68-30.
Dre’una Edwards commanded the first half, scoring 26 of her game-high 28 points, and the Patriots made quick work of McQueen with a 71-33 rout in the state semifinals at Lawlor Events Center.
Review-Journal reporters Ben Gotz and Elaine Wilson preview the state basketball action for the weekend.
Expectations are high for Liberty as it makes its sixth consecutive appearance in the girls state basketball tournament. But it has never brought home the title, something it’s looking to change this season.
The schedules and results (when available) for the boys and girls basketball state tournaments are here.