Noah Taitz drilled a 3-pointer with about three seconds to play to give the Gaels a 70-67 win over Coronado in the Class 4A Desert Region boys basketball semifinals at Foothill.
The Jaguars hit 10 of 17 from the field in the first quarter, including five 3-pointers, opened up a 26-16 lead and never looked back en route to an 84-67 victory over Centennial.
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.
Sameal Anderson scored 21 points Tuesday to help Chaparral’s boys basketball team to a 63-49 home win over Del Sol in the opening round of the Class 3A Southern Region tournament.
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.
A week after the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association ordered the Lions to forfeit 11 league games because of an ineligible player, a hearing officer determined Calvary Chapel would have six wins restored.