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Photo: Canyon Springs HS Boys Basketball team celebrates
Canyon Springs, standout guard develop ahead of schedule to win Sunrise title
Friday, February 15, 2013
high school basketball: Former UNLV star Freddie Banks' team is looking for its second state championship in three seasons
Jordan Davis always believed he would be leading his basketball team onto the floor at the high school state tournament. But not even Davis, a sophomore guard at Canyon Springs High, could imagine it happening at this stage of his career. Davis, after all, wasn’t promoted to the varsity team until two weeks ago.
Davis brothers help Canyon Springs outlast Las Vegas, reach Sunrise championship game
Thursday, February 14, 2013
high school basketball:
The Canyon Springs High basketball team was trailing Las Vegas by nine points at the end of the first quarter Thursday in the Sunrise Regional semifinals when the Pioneers got the spark they needed. The scoreboard at Green Valley malfunctioned to cause about a 15-minute game delay, giving Canyon Springs a chance to regroup and game plan against Las Vegas’ up-tempo attack it had struggled to contain. Canyon Springs went on a 12-0 scoring run after the game restarted, eventually prevailing 67-64 in a back-and-forth affair to earn a spot in Friday’s Sunrise championship game.
Canyon Springs' hot streak continues with first-round playoff win at Eldorado
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
high school basketball:
It’s not common for a high school basketball team to lose one of its best players for the season and become a better squad. But that is what appears to have happened at Canyon Springs. The Pioneers have hit their stride after losing junior point guard Shaquille Carr, beating host Eldorado Tuesday, 74-66, in the first round of the Sunrise Regional tournament for their fifth win in six games to become a legitimate contender in the Sunrise.
Foothill survives four-point second quarter, tops Canyon Springs to advance to Sunrise finals
Thursday, February 16, 2012
high school basketball: Senior Greg Cox helps Falcons overcome seven-point halftime deficit with a trio of second-half 3-pointers
When the Foothill High basketball team scored just four points Thursday in the second quarter of its Sunrise Regional semifinal game against defending state champion Canyon Springs, the Falcons’ players could have easily become frustrated. But they didn’t. That’s especially true for senior guard Greg Cox, who despite being one of the best 3-point shooters in Southern Nevada, misfired on several long-range attempts in the quarter.
Defending state champion Canyon Springs peaking at right time, knocks off Silverado
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
high school basketball:
The defending state champion Canyon Springs High basketball team appears primed to make another run at the title. The Pioneers opened the Sunrise Regional playoffs Wednesday by leading visiting Silverado for virtually the entire game in a 71-62 quarterfinal victory.
New-look Canyon Springs downs Las Vegas High in double overtime
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Gerard Davis and Shaquille Carr lead Pioneers to comeback victory
Welcome to a new era of Canyon Springs basketball, where the faces have changed but the mentality has stayed the same. This year’s Pioneers showed they had every bit the courage and tenacity as last year’s senior-laden state championship team in their Northeast division opener Tuesday night. Canyon Springs rallied past the majority of conceivable adversities to beat rival Las Vegas High 86-83 in double overtime.
Photo: Centennial coach Karen Weitz talks to her team dur
Prep basketball coaches contemplate new mercy rule
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
HS basketball:
Karen Weitz can’t help feeling this rule was created partially with her Centennial High School girls basketball team in mind. The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Board of Control Monday approved a mercy rule for Nevada high school basketball games, which calls for a running clock when one team is ahead by 40 or more points in the second half. To be implemented this winter, the clock would only stop for timeouts and continue to run during fouls shots — comparable to a recreation-league game where teams have the court for one-hour blocks.
Photo: Canyon Springs' Donald Anderson is mobbed by fans
Canyon Springs wins state championship, crushes Bishop Manogue 82-47
Friday, February 25, 2011
State Basketball Championships: The Pioneers senior-laden roster finished the season with a 29-2 record
All year long, Canyon Springs believed it was the best basketball team in Nevada. The Pioneers proved it Friday night at the Orleans Arena. Canyon Springs won the 2011 Nevada state championship in dominant fashion, besting Reno's Bishop Manogue 82-47.
Canyon Springs advances to title game with overtime victory against Sierra Vista
Thursday, February 24, 2011
state basketball championships: Pioneers erase double-digit deficit in reaching title game for second straight season
Canyon Springs High senior guard Trey Evans inadvertently forgot his game shoes at home Thursday for the Pioneers’ state semifinals contest at the Orleans Arena. So, he borrowed a pair of pink high-tops from teammate Michael Thompson, then borrowed a play designed for Thompson in saving the season for his team.
It's time for UNLV basketball to retire Freddie Banks' No. 13 jersey
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
ray brewer: Paying tribute to the local legend would help in keeping prospects at home
Freddie Banks doesn’t hesitate responding when asked who is the best high school basketball player to come out of Las Vegas. Banks smoothly answers the question with the same confidence he displayed in taking a crucial shot with the game on the line. “Freddie Banks, that is who is the best,” said Banks, who enjoyed a storied career at Valley High in the early 1980s before becoming one of UNLV’s all-time greats. He earned the right to talk about himself in the third person one unforgettable night in the March of 1987, when he seemingly couldn’t miss in knocking down ...
Photo: Thomas Hooper, left, of Eldorado and Donald Anders
Canyon Springs guard Donald Anderson leads Pioneers into state tourney
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
state basketball championships: Team could face ultimate test against defending two-time champion Bishop Gorman
Donald Anderson isn’t sure if he’s the quickest player on the Canyon Springs High basketball team. It just appears to be that way, especially when the senior guard is presenting match-up problems for the opposition.
Photo: Marquon Webster of Canyon Springs celebrates their
Role players come up big in leading Canyon Springs to Sunrise title
Saturday, February 19, 2011
hs basketball:
Michael Thompson and Jared Brandon leading the Canyon Springs High basketball team to victories is nothing new. But they are far from a two-man show. That’s something that was obvious Friday in the Sunrise Regional championship game. Post player Chris Willis scored nine points for the Pioneers in the initial five minutes, and guard Marquon Webster sparked a decisive third-quarter rally in leading Canyon Springs past Eldorado 78-66 for its second straight Sunrise title.
Photo: Canyon Springs basketball players Jared Brandon an
Canyon Springs advances on buzzer beater, will face Eldorado in Sunrise finals
Thursday, February 17, 2011
hs basketball:
Canyon Springs High guard Trey Evans says it best when describing the play that led to his game-winning shot Thursday in the Sunrise Regional semifinals. “It is not the size of the dog in the fight. It is the size of the fight in the dog,” said Evans, a 5-foot-11 senior. “I took that mentality with me.” With Canyon Springs trailing Foothill by one point and time quickly ticking off the clock, Evans out-jumped a pair of Foothill defenders in traffic to grab an offensive rebound with about three seconds remaining. He immediately banked the ball off the backboard and ...
Photo: Canyon Springs basketball players Jared Brandon an
Canyon Springs forces tempo in second half, blows past Silverado
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
hs basketball:
The Canyon Springs High basketball team is widely considered the lone squad that can give two-time defending state champion Bishop Gorman a challenge this basketball postseason. But early in Canyon Springs’ first playoff game, it looked like the Pioneers might not get that chance. The Northeast Division champions trailed Silverado by one-point at halftime before dominating the second half in a 60-39 victory.
Photo: Canyon Springs basketball players Jared Brandon an
Canyon Springs spanks Valley in Northeast Division showdown
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Michael Thompson and Jared Brandon score 55 points of the Pioneers' 93 points
Michael Thompson couldn’t lose track of where Canyon Springs teammate Jared Brandon was on the floor even if he wanted to. At this point, it’s become second nature. Thompson and Brandon have developed a feel for how each other that few can match after playing hundreds of games together over the course of many years. Valley knows about it all too well after Tuesday night. Thompson and Brandon, both seniors, led Canyon Springs to a 93-73 beat down against the team that’s supposed to cause it the most problems in the Northeast division.

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