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High School Hoops Picks: Week 1

The week of December 6

Brewer's Picks
Season:
0-0

Football:
157-41

Brewer vs. Keefer

Las Vegas Sun reporters Ray Brewer and
Case Keefer attempt to pick
the winning team from prep contests
across the Las Vegas area.

Keefer's Picks
Season:
0-0

Football:
163-35

Valley might be the Sunrise’s best team. I’ll take the experienced Vikes.
Valley 63, Coronado 52

Tuesday Dec. 7
Coronado
at
Valley

Brewer has told me, “Valley is really good,” three times in the past hour. Have to go with the Vikings if he feels that strongly about it.
Valley 65, Coronado 64

Canyon Springs gets revenge for football playoff loss to Liberty.
Canyon Springs 70, Liberty 59

Tuesday Dec. 7
Liberty
at
Canyon Springs

Canyon Springs beat Liberty by 14 last year. It will be closer this time around.
Canyon Springs 75, Liberty 70

Silverado should beat this respectable 3A school.
Silverado 50, Moapa Valley 43

Tuesday Dec. 7
Silverado
at
Moapa Valley

Much to Moapa Valley’s benefit, it’s going to take a while for Silverado to click this season.
Moapa Valley 49, Silverado 46

After picking against my Cowboys all football season, I’m sticking with the orange and black.
Chaparral 60, Centennial 58

Tuesday Dec. 7
Chaparral
at
Centennial

Go ahead and stick with the Cowboys, I’ll growl with the Bulldogs and Aaseem Dixon.
Centennial 78, Chaparral 60

Behind Gorman, Western could be the second best team in the Southwest.
Western 71, Arbor View 52

Tuesday Dec. 7
Western
at
Arbor View

Can’t imagine this being a close game.
Western 70, Arbor View 46

Palo Verde has no answers on the inside for Canyon Springs’ Jared Brandon.
Canyon Springs 80, Palo Verde 64

Tuesday Dec. 7
Palo Verde
at
Canyon Springs

It’s going to be difficult to slow Canyon Springs this year.
Canyon Springs 92, Palo Verde 73

Las Vegas makes quick work of Del Sol.
Las Vegas 69, Del Sol 41

Thursday Dec. 9
Del Sol
at
Las Vegas

This is a solid Sunrise rivalry in football. I assume it’s not quite the same in basketball.
Las Vegas 57, Del Sol 40

Coronado has a tough schedule this week. The Cougars gain experience — and a win.
Coronado 65, Sierra Vista 63

Thursday Dec. 9
Coronado
at
Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista has the best player on the floor in Viko Noma’aea, but Coronado pulls out a team victory.
Coronado 66, Sierra Vista 62

Nationally ranked Gorman will get Durango’s best effort in a hardwood rivalry game.
Bishop Gorman 80, Durango 57

Friday Dec. 10
Bishop Gorman
at
Durango

Not even Durango’s best effort would be enough. The Trailblazers need LeBron to compete in this one.
Bishop Gorman 93, Durango 60

Liberty is too much for Desert Oasis to handle.
Liberty 65, Desert Oasis 49

Friday Dec. 10
Liberty
at
Desert Oasis

Aaron Navitsky will look more like Dirk Nowitzki in this one.
Liberty 69, Desert Oasis 51

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