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.
Bishop Gorman, Green Valley, Liberty and Silverado hosting first-round games. Arbor View and Palo Verde meet with a Mountain Region home playoff game on the line.
Centennial needs a win over a Cimarron-Memorial team that is out of the playoff race to claim its first league title since 2002 and the No. 1 seed in the Northwest League.