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High School Hoops Picks: Week 3

The week of January 4

Brewer's Picks
Last Week:
7-3

Season:
15-5

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
Last Week:
6-4

Season:
14-6

Western, which will be Gorman's stiffest league competition, can't keep it close.
Gorman 83, Western 65

Tues., Jan. 4
Western
at
Bishop Gorman

Western really believed its record could be at 13-0 going into this game. Instead, it's going to be 12-2 after it.
Gorman 78, Western 62

Cimarron out-muscles Palo Verde for crucial Northwest victory.
Cimarron 53, Palo Verde 50

Tues., Jan. 4
Cimarron-Memorial
at
Palo Verde

Despite a couple of early losses, I think the Spartans could be the second-best team in the Northwest.
Cimarron 60, Palo Verde 58

Canyon Springs should coast into the state tournament.
Canyon Springs 79, Eldorado 62

Wed., Jan. 5
Canyon Springs
at
Eldorado

Coast into the state tournament and destroy everything in its path.
Canyon Springs 79, Eldorado 55

Basic contains Liberty's Navitsky, picks up win.
Basic 63, Liberty 54

Wed., Jan. 5
Liberty
at
Basic

New Henderson over Old Henderson.
Liberty 50, Basic 42

Coronado is tough to beat at home.
Coronado 60, Green Valley 53

Wed., Jan. 5
Green Valley
at
Coronado

Green Valley is better than its 2-7 record, but not better than Coronado.
Coronado 63, Green Valley 53

Centennial continues to be the team to beat in the Northwest.
Centennial 62, Cimarron 49

Thurs., Jan. 6
Centennial
at
Cimarron-Memorial

Remember when I said Cimarron was the second-best team in the Northwest earlier? Here, the Spartans run into the best.
Centennial 80, Cimarron 68

Durango's backcourt is superior in this Southwest Division showdown.
Durango 67, Desert Oasis 61

Thurs., Jan. 6
Desert Oasis
at
Durango

Cameron Mich'l and Zach Bobenhausen propel Diamondbacks to slight upset.
Desert Oasis 60, Durango 56

Foothill, the Southeast's perennial power, continues to thrive atop the league standings.
Foothill 80, Coronado 71

Fri., Jan. 7
Coronado
at
Foothill

This one is going to be dramatic. I'll call for a Cougar buzzer-beater.
Coronado 66, Foothill 65

I'm on Basic's bandwagon this week. A first for everything.
Basic 60, Green Valley 56

Fri., Jan. 7
Green Valley
at
Basic

Basic is steadily improving. Not sure about Green Valley.
Basic 62, Green Valley 60

Valley takes advantage of mistake-prone Las Vegas.
Valley 65, Las Vegas 57

Fri., Jan. 7
Las Vegas
at
Valley

Caleb Carter can be a game-changer for the Vikings.
Valley 78, Las Vegas 70

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