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  • Centennial basketball players, from left, Eddie Davis, Khalil Thompson and Troy Brown Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
    Centennial reaches Sunset Regional final by exacting payback from rival
    Feb. 21, 2014
    Sometimes, coach knows best. When Centennial blew a fourth-quarter lead at Arbor View last December, its players were completely distraught. The Bulldogs couldn’t even think about the season ahead of them in the moment after losing to their neighboring archrival.
  • Canyon Springs' unsung hero shines in Sunrise semifinal victory
    Feb. 20, 2014
    The Canyon Springs High basketball team has become unstoppable this season with a trio of Division-I players leading the way. Shaquile Carr (UTEP) along with brothers Gerard and Jordan Davis (Eastern Washington) have the Pioneers one game away from winning a second straight Sunrise Regional championship, combining for 61 points today in a 99-82 semifinal victory against Valley.
  • Bishop Gorman guard Noah Robotham makes an over-the-shoulder pass while being defended by Centennial's Troy Brown during their game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Bishop Gorman won the game 73-50.
    Bishop Gorman breaks out in third quarter, blows out Durango
    Feb. 20, 2014
    Southwest League champions Gorman broke loose in the third quarter to march past Durango, the Northwest’s No. 2 seed, 74-46 in a game where the Gaels wore their home jerseys but played in their opponent’s gym.
  • Las Vegas basketball players, from left, Devon Colley, Ray Smith and Patrick Savoy Jr. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
    Las Vegas basketball's younger players mature ahead of schedule, earn spot in Sunrise finals
    Feb. 20, 2014
    The Las Vegas High basketball team was supposed to be one year away from competing for a championship. The Sunrise Region title was supposed to be won by Canyon Springs or Foothill — teams which went undefeated in league play and are led by proven upperclassmen. Just don’t tell the Las Vegas players they have to wait until next season to make a playoff run. Las Vegas never trailed today in the Sunrise Regional semifinals against Foothill, opening an 18-point lead in the first half, then fighting off a second-half surge for an 81-76 victory.
  • Durango basketball players, from left, Darryl Gaynor, Alex Tarkanian and Paris Estrada Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
    Durango basketball did something some didn't expect by winning playoff game
    Feb. 19, 2014
    Not much was expected from the Durango High basketball team after its first game. Paris Estrada, the Trailblazers’ unquestioned leader and a four-year varsity point guard, tore the ACL in his knee in a loss against Canyon Springs. Durango did something today that wasn’t expected back in December when Estrada went down, winning a playoff game by topping visiting Cimarron-Memorial 76-71 in the Sunset quarterfinals.
  • Canyon Springs basketball players, from left, Brandon Edmond, Shaquile Carr, Gerad Davis, Darrell McCall and Chris Nelson Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
    Canyon Springs scores more than 100 points in playoff opener
    Feb. 19, 2014
    Some feel the Canyon Springs High basketball team could challenge defending state champion Bishop Gorman for this year’s title. If Canyon Springs produces offensively like it did today in the Sunrise Regional quarterfinals, those predictions could prove to be accurate.
  • Bishop Gorman basketball players Chase Jeter, Noah Robotham and Stephen Zimmerman on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
    Gorman tested early in win against Sierra Vista
    Feb. 19, 2014
    Bishop Gorman wasn’t supposed to be challenged today in the Sunset Regional quarterfinals against visiting Sierra Vista. The two-time defending state champion Gaels (25-4) are nationally ranked; Sierra Vista was the last-seeded team from the Northwest League.
  • Centennial basketball players, from left, Eddie Davis, Khalil Thompson and Troy Brown Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
    UNLV recruiting target Troy Brown Jr. narrowly misses triple-double, helps Centennial advance in playoffs
    Feb. 19, 2014
    What a difference a half makes. The Centennial High basketball team led by just one point today at halftime against visiting Palo Verde in the Sunset Regional quarterfinals, struggling against the Panthers’ guard-heavy lineup. The Bulldogs dominated the second half, though, in outscoring Palo Verde by 29 points in what wound up be a convincing 79-49 victory to advance to Thursday’s regional semifinals.
  • Foothill basketball players, from left, Jalen Shepard and Austin Starr Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
    Foothill eliminates Green Valley in Sunrise quarterfinals
    Feb. 19, 2014
    Austin Starr scored 18 points today for the Foothill High basketball team in a 72-61 Sunrise Regional quarterfinal victory against visiting Green Valley.
  • Las Vegas basketball players, from left, Devon Colley, Ray Smith and Patrick Savoy Jr. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
    Las Vegas basketball tops Basic in quarterfinals, 84-68
    Feb. 19, 2014
    Ray Smith’s game-high 29 points helped the Las Vegas High basketball team down visiting Basic 84-68 today in the Sunrise Regional quarterfinals.
  • Valley basketball players, from left, Shea Garland, Cam Burton and Spencer Mathis Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
    Valley makes quick work of Coronado, gears up for Canyon Springs rematch
    Feb. 19, 2014
    Gerard Harden and Spencer Mathis each scored 18 points today for the Valley High basketball team in a 83-56 victory against host Coronado in the Sunrise Regional quarterfinals.
  • Arbor View basketball players, from left, Terrell Butler, Justin Burks and Charles Porter Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
    Burks' 39-point effort helps Arbor View avoid Legacy's upset bid
    Feb. 19, 2014
    Justin Burks scored 38 points today for the Arbor View High basketball team in a 90-80 victory against visiting Legacy in the Sunset Regional quarterfinals.
  • Arbor View basketball players, from left, Terrell Butler, Justin Burks and Charles Porter Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
    Playoff live blog: Teams must win 3 games in as many days to punch ticket to state tourney in Reno
    Feb. 19, 2014
    The two-time defending state champion Bishop Gorman High basketball team is the favorite to win it all again. But with the playoffs beginning tonight, the Gaels aren’t the lone team capable of winning the championship.
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