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High School Basketball Picks: Entry 3

The week of January 11

Brewer's Picks
Last Week:
8-1

Season:
15-4 (.789)

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:
7-2

Season:
14-5 (.736)

Las Vegas is my pick to win the Northeast.
Las Vegas 80, Canyon Springs 69

Wednesday Jan. 9
Canyon Springs
at
Las Vegas

Look at what the Pioneers did in their last three games — beat Arbor View, Coronado and Basic by an average of 19 points per game in the Foothill tournament.
Canyon Springs 72, Las Vegas 71

Foothill is playing like the Sunrise's top team.
Foothill 77, Basic 64

Wednesday, Jan. 9
Foothill
at
Basic

My mysterious devotion to Basic might be my downfall in this picks competition.
Basic 68, Foothill 64

Arbor View remains undefeated in the Northwest League.
Arbor View 66, Durango 61

Wednesday, Jan. 9
Arbor View
at
Durango

Trailblazers are better than their 8-5 record indicates. They're a sleeper going forward.
Durango 70, Arbor View 66

Upset of the week — My Cowboys grab big road win.
Chaparral 73, Desert Pines 71

Thursday Jan. 10
Chaparral
at
Desert Pines

Cowboys taking down Julian Jacobs and Donavin Wright? Brewer is dreaming.
Desert Pines 82, Chaparral 62

Las Vegas' duo of Leeks and Major gives Valley fits.
Las Vegas 76, Valley 68

Friday Jan. 11
Valley
at
Las Vegas

Despite picking against them in one game this week, I'm sold on the Wildcats.
Las Vegas 74, Valley 69

Green Valley shows some signs of being competitive.
Green Valley 62, Canyon Springs 59

Friday, Jan. 11
Green Valley
at
Canyon Springs

Any team that wants to beat the Pioneers will need to score a lot of points. The Gators aren't capable.
Canyon Springs 75, Green Valley 64

Tough to beat Basic at home on a Friday night.
Basic 70, Coronado 66

Friday Jan. 11
Coronado
at
Basic

Justice Augmon takes over to grab a big victory for Coronado.
Coronado 82, Basic 73

One team will get their first league victory. I'll take Silverado.
Silverado 53, Rancho 48

Friday Jan. 11
Silverado
at
Rancho

Major gap between the top and the bottom of the Northeast. These teams make up the bottom.
Silverado 65, Rancho 60

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