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.
Melanie Isbell scored 20 points, including a back-breaking 3-pointer in the third quarter. She led four double-digit scorers as Centennial cruised to a 75-45 victory over Spring Valley in the Sunset Region title game at Legacy.
Dre’una Edwards scored 20 points Saturday to lead Liberty to a 68-38 win over Foothill in a rematch of last year’s Sunrise Region final.
Powered by the play of senior Brynlee Wadsworth, Lincoln County scored 19 consecutive points in the first half Saturday and never looked back in taking a 49-33 victory over Needles.
Led by the shooting of junior Alecia Kelly and the inside work of junior Chania Scott, Mojave scored 29 points in the final eight minutes to secure a 52-43 victory over Virgin Valley for its first region title.
Pahranagat Valley roared back behind guards Morgan Harris and Karley Whipple, who helped force a flurry of turnovers that led the Panthers to a 56-47 victory over Round Mountain and the league championship.
Paige Murch and Preslee Murch each scored 18 points to lift the Mustangs’ girls basketball team to a 58-42 win at Del Sol, and send Needles to Southern League championship game for the fourth time in five years.