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High School Basketball Picks: Regional Playoffs Edition

The week of February 15

Note: We'll update this page all week. Check back after every round for updated picks on the region tournaments.

Brewer's Picks
Last Week:
6-1

Season:
39-13 (.750)

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:
3-4

Season:
28-24 (.538)

Valley takes out its frustrations from late-season collapse.
Valley 70, Basic 57

Tuesday Feb. 12
Basic
at
Valley

Daniel Young will control the paint as the Vikings pull away in the second half.
Valley 76, Basic 67

Durango will be more of a challenge than Centennial expects.
Centennial 73, Durango 68

Tuesday, Feb. 12
Durango
at
Centennial

If the Bulldogs overlook the Trailblazers at all, this could be a disaster in the making.
Centennial 71, Durango 67

Foothill is favorite to win the Sunrise.
Foothill 73, Green Valley 58

Tuesday, Feb. 12
Green Valley
at
Foothill

Bottom line: If the Falcons play their best, they're unbeatable in the region.
Foothill 80, Green Valley 62

I would have picked Eldorado two weeks ago, but Canyon Springs enters on a roll.
Canyon Springs 75, Eldorado 73

Tuesday Feb. 12
Canyon Springs
at
Eldorado

The two Davises, sophomore Jordan and junior Gerad, have given the Pioneers a late-season boost.
Canyon Springs 70, Eldorado 68

I'll take the team with the best player — Arbor View's Justin Burks.
Arbor View 72, Cimarron-Memorial 61

Tuesday Feb. 12
Cimarron-Memorial
at
Arbor View

Aggies make it five wins in a row.
Arbor View 67, Cimarron-Memorial 60

Legacy is the better team, but will have its hands full on the road.
Legacy 66, Palo Verde 64

Tuesday, Feb. 12
Legacy
at
Palo Verde

Would love to see Palo Verde get a shot at Gorman and/or Centennial, but think Legacy plays spoiler.
Legacy 68, Palo Verde 65

Great run by Shadow Ridge to make the playoffs. Some reward, playing defending state champs.
Bishop Gorman 80, Shadow Ridge 52

Tuesday Feb. 12
Shadow Ridge
at
Bishop Gorman

Mustangs play great defense, but they'll need much more than that against the state's best team.
Gorman 72, Shadow Ridge 57

I’m back on the Las Vegas bandwagon. They are, after all, the Northeast champions.
Las Vegas 80, Liberty 65

Tuesday Feb. 12
Liberty
at
Las Vegas

Kai Nacua and the surging Patriots give the Wildcats a serious scare, but fall just short of the massive upset.
Las Vegas 68, Liberty 65

I still think Valley is the favorite to win the Sunrise.
Valley 80, Foothill 77

Thursday, Feb. 14
Valley
vs.
Foothill

Calling any team other than Foothill the best in the Sunrise is insulting.
Foothill 67, Valley 65

Canyon Springs is playing as good as anyone in town, but Las Vegas is the better team.
Las Vegas 71, Canyon Springs 66

Thursday, Feb. 14
Canyon Springs
vs.
Las Vegas

It would be hard for any team in town to beat Canyon Springs three times in the same season.
Canyon Springs 74, Las Vegas 68

Gorman won’t win by more than its football team against Palo Verde, but it will be close.
Bishop Gorman 85, Palo Verde 52

Thursday Feb. 14
Palo Verde
vs.
Bishop Gorman

Thirty-point game, Brewer? Not a chance it's that lopsided.
Bishop Gorman 79, Palo Verde 67

Credit to Arbor View for the best season in school history. They go down with a fight.
Centennial 65, Arbor View 61

Thursday Feb. 14
Centennial
vs.
Arbor View

This could be the best game of the semifinals or a blowout depending on which Arbor View team shows up.
Centennial 72, Arbor View 67

Centennial is capable of the upset, but I’ll stick with the champs.
Bishop Gorman 80, Centennial 75

Friday Feb. 15
Centennial
vs.
Bishop Gorman

Gaels are peaking. If Bulldogs beat them this season, it will be in the state championship. Not here.
Bishop Gorman 79, Centennial 66

Anyone have a coin? I’ll take Valley in what should be a classic.
Valley 65, Canyon Springs 63

Friday Feb. 15
Canyon Springs
vs.
Valley

Valley was the better team all year. Canyon Springs is the better team now.
Canyon Springs 70, Valley 67

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