Published Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 | 12:45 p.m.
Updated Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 | 12:27 a.m.
Check back Thursday and Friday for picks on the semifinals and championship games, respectively.
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.
I love when PV Nation and Centennial play in any sport. Throw the records out the window.
Centennial 71, Palo Verde 65
Bring on Centennial vs. Arbor View II.
Centennial 79, Palo Verde 62
Some feel Foothill is the team to beat in the Sunrise. I can’t dispute that.
Foothill 84, Green Valley 62
Falcons edged Gators by seven points the first time they played. This will be another close game.
Foothill 70, Green Valley 67
The Sunrise Region quarterfinals won’t give us many surprises.
Valley 77, Coronado 60
Coronado won’t slow Spencer Mathis.
Valley 71, Coronado 63
Northwest League champs Arbor View can’t afford to look past this opponent.
Arbor View 77, Legacy 58
Actually, I think Arbor View wins this game regardless of its mindset.
Arbor View 72, Legacy 62
Alex Arias’ emergence for Durango gives Trailblazers a legit one-two punch with Darryl Gaynor.
Durango 73, Cimarron-Memorial 64
Southwest was far better than Northwest all year.
Cimarron-Memorial 64, Durango 60
I thought Las Vegas was a year away from competing for a regional title. I was wrong.
Las Vegas 66, Basic 53
Devon Colley’s play will determine how far Las Vegas can make it in the postseason.
Las Vegas 73, Basic 60
Defending Sunrise champs Canyon Springs started its playoff run last year by beating El-dog in quarters.
Canyon Springs 90, Eldorado 71
They’ll have to navigate a minefield, but the Pioneers are the easy favorites in the Sunrise.
Canyon Springs 84, Eldorado 61
Sierra Vista headed in the right direction. Tough quarterfinal draw.
Bishop Gorman 80, Sierra Vista 44
About to be three straight titles for Gaels.
Bishop Gorman 77, Sierra Vista 49
Centennial gets its revenge for early-season loss to Arbor View, returns to Sunset title game.
Centennial 71, Arbor View 68
Can’t believe we’re on the same side of this toss-up, but I think Centennial is playing better right now.
Centennial 67, Arbor View 66
After struggling in quarterfinals, Bishop Gorman makes a statement.
Gorman 80, Durango 53
Durango hangs around for a little while on its home court before succumbing to the inevitable.
Bishop Gorman 71, Durango 55
You have to play your best to beat Foothill. LV makes too many mistakes each game.
Foothill 73, Las Vegas 65
Falcons are on upset alert. Wildcats beat them once this year and can do it again.
Las Vegas 74, Foothill 70
Canyon Springs is playing like the state’s best team. Seriously.
Canyon Springs 80, Valley 71
Would be a shame if Canyon Springs didn’t make state after its great season, but not far-fetched. Both previous games with Valley were close.
Canyon Springs 78, Valley 75
Las Vegas starters exhausted from playing virtually entire game against Foothill. Can’t catch-up with Canyon’s track team.
Canyon Springs 99, Las Vegas 73
No surprise in the Sunset for once.
Canyon Springs 81, Las Vegas 74