The Review-Journal Sports department received three honors in the 2016 Associated Press Sports Editors contest, it was announced during the weekend, the first time the newspaper has received mutiple awards in the annual contest.
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Allen Merritt had 18 points, nine rebounds and four steals Saturday as Agassi Prep won its third state title in four years with a 60-43 victory over Adelson School in the Class 2A final at Cox Pavilion.
Taylen Wachsmuth, Robert McFalls and Andre Davis combined for 54 points as Mineral County rolled to a 63-46 win over Pahranagat Valley for the Class 1A boys state title at Cox Pavilion.
Agassi Prep’s three best players were in foul trouble in the fourth quarter, making it hard to stop Needles from completing its comeback to win the Class 2A girls state title with a 64-54 victory.
Capri Uzan scored 24 points to lead Desert Pines to a 69-46 victory over Cheyenne in the Class 3A boys basketball state title game Saturday at Cox Pavilion.
The state basketball tournament is being held at Cox Pavilion, a 2,500-seat gymnasium on UNLV’s campus and a logistical nightmare for the most significant week of the prep season.
Alyssa Hanks scored 33 of her game-high 34 points after halftime to lead Round Mountain to a 74-70 double-overtime win over Eureka in the Class 1A girls state semifinals at Durango High.
Adelson School defeated West Wendover 57-56 in overtime to advance to the Class 2A boys state championship game at Cox Pavilion, where it will meet Agassi Prep.
Chuck O’Bannon scored 36 points, and Bishop Gorman rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final 1:40 to defeat Clark 62-58 for the Class 4A boys state title at Cox Pavilion.
Centennial jumped on Bishop Manogue from the outset and capped its season in style with a record-setting 97-52 victory in the Class 4A girls basketball state title game at Cox Pavilion.
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