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.
Junior guard Bentleigh Hoskins attacked from the right wing and banked in a floater with 5.4 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Gorman to a 41-39 win over Desert Oasis at Foothill — and its first region championship since 2010.
Centennial forced 10 turnovers in the opening quarter en route to a 25-point lead and never looked back in taking a 70-25 victory for the school’s ninth straight region crown.
The Pirates suffered through one of their more anemic offensive efforts in recent memory Saturday, yet found a way to scratch and claw to a 29-24 overtime win over Pahrump Valley in the Class 3A Southern Region semifinals at Del Sol.
After beating Lincoln County 40-33 in the Class 2A Southern League title game Saturday at Del Sol, Calvary Chapel has a chance to finish as state champs.
Midajah McCarty’s steal and three-point play with 14.6 seconds to go gave the Lions the lead and they held on for the 47-43 victory at SLAM Academy.
Collier scored all of her 14 points in the first three quarters and helped Canyon Springs earn a berth in the Mountain Region final with a 66-43 win over Faith Lutheran at Legacy.
The Diamondbacks (20-4) overwhelmed the Grizzlies in the third quarter to score a 70-56 victory at Foothill — and berths in the Class 4A state tournament and the Desert Regionchampionship game, in which they’ll meet Bishop Gorman at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Lainey Cornwall poured in 40 points Tuesday to help host Moapa Valley’s girls basketball team to a 74-44 win over Democracy Prep in the Class 3A Southern Region quarterfinals.