Will McClendon scored 14 points and Noah Taitz 13, and Bishop Gorman coasted to its ninth straight Class 4A state title with a 65-37 win over Desert Pines on Friday.
Centennial’s girls basketball team won its NIAA-record sixth straight state championship Friday night, defeating Desert Oasis 79-51 in the Class 4A final in Reno.
For the fourth straight year, the Panthers had their season ended by Mineral County. The Serpents won the Class 1A state championship with a 50-38 victory Friday.
Ethan Speaker scored 28 points for Boulder City, but the Eagles fell behind early in a 67-57 loss to Churchill County in the Class 3A state basketball semifinals Thursday.
The Jaguars cruised to a 72-50 win over Durango in the Class 4A state basketball semifinals Thursday at Lawlor Events Center, and the Gaels rolled past Spanish Springs 67-17.
The Diamondbacks held off Spanish Springs for a 56-48 victory in the Class 4A state semifinals Thursday and will play the Bulldogs, a 62-37 winner over Spring Valley.
The Gators seized momentum midway through the second quarter and rolled to their second consecutive Class 4A state championship with a 21-0 win over Las Vegas on Thursday.
Garrisen Freeman’s running 3-pointer banked in with one second left to give Spring Valley a 39-37 win over Bishop Manogue in the state quarterfinals.
Bishop Gorman basketball coach Grant Rice has built the Gaels into a national powerhouse with 500 wins and 12 state titles, including eight straight, in 19 seasons.
Desert Oasis experienced highs and lows in last year’s state tournament, and it hopes to put those to good use starting with its semifinal against Spanish Springs.