The Highlanders used a big rebounding edge and some timely 3-point shooting to earn a 55-44 victory over Calvary Chapel in a Class 2A state semifinal at Eldorado.
The Bulldogs became the first Class 4A girls program to win five consecutive state championships Friday with a 78-47 victory over Bishop Gorman at Orleans Arena.
Senior guard Lainey Cornwall made two free throws with 3.8 seconds left to help the Pirates cement a 43-38 victory over Lowry in the Class 3A state semifinals Friday afternoon at Orleans Arena.
Bishop Gorman defeated Spanish Springs 54-38 and Centennial rolled past Desert Oasis 79-48 on Thursday in the semifinals of the Class 4A girls state basketball tournament at Orleans Arena.
After winning an appeal to restore six victories, the Lions won the Southern League tournament and will face Northern Region runner-up Incline in the state semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Eldorado High School.
Bishop Gorman coasted to a 49-18 victory over Canyon Springs, and Desert Oasis rolled past Reno 66-32 on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A state basketball tournament at Arbor View High School.
Here are some of the top performances from the week of Feb. 18-23.
Isbell, a three-year varsity starter and four-year contributor, is savoring her final season with the Bulldogs, for whom she’s helped win three consecutive Class 4A state titles — and hopes to lead to a fourth this weekend.
The Mountain Region champion Bulldogs coasted to an 86-51 victory over Desert Region champion Bishop Gorman on Monday in the Southern Nevada championship game.
Moapa Valley played an aggressive, helping man-to-man defense to near perfection and topped the Eagles, 50-44 in the region final at Del Sol. Both teams advance to the state tournament, which begins Friday at Orleans Arena.