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High School Basketball Picks: Week 1

The week of December 14

Brewer's Picks
Season:
0-0

Last Season:
53-16 (.768)

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

Last Season:
42-27 (.609)

This game will come down to the wire.
Valley 83, Coronado 79

Wednesday Dec. 11
Coronado
at
Valley

I agree with the Brewer; the end of the game will play out like the chorus of this song for Coronado.
Valley 70, Coronado 66

Spring Valley is improved this season, but wins still hard to grab.
Desert Oasis 70, Spring Valley 51

Wednesday Dec. 11
Spring Valley
at
Desert Oasis

Well, someone’s got to win.
Spring Valley 59, Desert Oasis 58

Don’t be surprised if Arbor View plays for the Sunset championship.
Arbor View 73, Cimarron-Memorial 60

Wednesday Dec. 11
Arbor View
at
Cimarron-Memorial

Terrell Butler is a scoring machine for the Aggies.
Arbor View 79, Cimarron-Memorial 71

Centennial’s Khalil Thompson will be the best player on the court.
Centennial 69, Green Valley 66

Thursday Dec. 12
Centennial
at
Green Valley

Buying stock on Troy Brown’s freshman season with the Bulldogs now.
Centennial 75, Green Valley 64

Both teams are loaded with juniors, but Las Vegas’ Ray Smith is one of the nation’s best juniors.
Las Vegas 77, Palo Verde 71

Thursday Dec. 12
Palo Verde
at
Las Vegas

Panthers put the city on notice to not write them off.
Palo Verde 68, Las Vegas 66

Sierra Vista could surprise some teams this season.
Sierra Vista 65, Western 49

Thursday Dec. 12
Sierra Vista
at
Western

Watch out for Sierra Vista seniors Mikko Balmes and Giovanni Santana.
Sierra Vista 70, Western 60

Desert Pines’ full court defense makes it tough on Eldorado.
Desert Pines 81, Eldorado 72

Friday Dec. 13
Eldorado
at
Desert Pines

Jaguars might not lose another game until February.
Desert Pines 75, Eldorado 61

This is easily the game of the week. I’ll take Dawgs in a minor upset.
Centennial 73, Arbor View 70

Friday Dec. 13
Centennial
at
Arbor View

Aggies feed off of electric home environment.
Arbor View 80, Centennial 67

Antraye Johnson plays basketball, too. That makes Basic a playoff team.
Basic 67, Silverado 58

Friday Dec. 13
Basic
at
Silverado

Closer than you think.
Basic 61, Silverado 59

Sick to my stomach after Durango lost Paris Estrada to a big leg injury. Blazers still have Darryl Gaynor.
Durango 80, Mojave 65

Friday Dec. 13
Mojave
at
Durango

And Gaynor could lead the state in scoring this season.
Durango 74, Mojave 61

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