Silverado surrendered points for the first time since Sept. 9, but still rolled to a victory over Coronado on Friday night in the Class 4A state football semifinals.
Felix Reeves is in intensive care after suffering a stroke Saturday night. He was set to play at the College of Southern Nevada this season.
A point guard, Richard Isaacs played at Coronado as a freshman before departing for Wasatch Acaemcy, which plays a national schedule. He’s returned to Coronado for his senior season.
Julian Strawther scored 14 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter to spark Liberty to a 71-66 victory over Coronado, which won the league title on the tiebreaker.
The Gaels welcomed new rival Coronado to the showcase by overcoming an early double-figure deficit at Cox Pavilion and scoring a nationally televised 70-62 victory.
Junior guard Jaden Hardy is averaging 34.7 points, 11.7 rebounds and 9.4 assists for Coronado, which plays Bishop Gorman on Friday in the Big City Showdown.
Eight-time defending Class 4A state basketball champion Bishop Gorman, which finished last season in New York at the GEICO Nationals, opens the season again as the team to beat in Nevada.
Cottrell, a four-star recruit, will play his senior year at Huntington Prep in West Virginia. And Isaacs, a five-star recruit, is transferring to Wasatch Academy in Utah.