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Bishop Gorman celebrates with their third consecutive state championship trophy Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 as Bishop Gorman defeated Canyon Springs 71-58 in the Nevada state championship game at Lawlor Event Center in Reno.
Gorman wins fifth championship in six years, uses size to overwhelm Canyon Springs
high school basketball:
Friday, February 28, 2014
Canyon Springs can take comfort in keeping the state championship game close early. But in the end, the Gorman juggernaut taught the Pioneers a brutal truth: size matters.
Shaquile Carr, right, shares a hug with a teammate after the final buzzer as Canyon Springs defeats Spanish Springs 66-51 in the semifinals of the Nevada State Championships at Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
Live Blog: Gorman again Nevada basketball champs, downs Canyon Springs for 3rd straight title
high school basketball:
Friday, February 28, 2014
RENO — The Bishop Gorman High basketball team is in a familiar spot today, playing Canyon Springs for its fifth state championship in the past six seasons, attempting to win the 17th state championship in program history.
Stephen Zimmerman comes up with a rebound and looks upcourt Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 as Bishop Gorman defeats Reno 68-27 in the semifinals of the Nevada State Championships at Lawlor Events Center in Reno.
Gorman's semifinal win so convincing that second half played with mercy rule of running clock
high school basketball:
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Bishop Gorman High basketball coaches constantly reminded players this week not to underestimate Reno High in Thursday’s state semifinals. Turns out Gorman had nothing to worry about, posting an easy 68-27 victory. Things were so comfortable, in fact, that Gorman outscored Reno 25-4 in the second quarter and yanked their starters by halftime. They'll be well-rested as they take on Canyon Springs in Friday’s state championship game.
Shaquile Carr, center, celebrates after forcing a traveling call as teammate Gerad Davis approaches from behind in Canyon Springs' victory over Spanish Springs 66-51 in the semifinals of the Nevada State Championships at Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
Canyon Springs ditches the outside shot, storms past Spanish Springs and into state championship game
high school basketball:
Thursday, February 27, 2014
RENO — As soon as Chris Nelson’s 3-point attempt left his hands, Canyon Springs High basketball coach Freddie Banks looked toward his bench to make a substitution. But Nelson’s shot, the Pioneers lone 3-point attempt in the second half of today’s state semifinals against Spanish Springs, bounced of the front of the rim and rattled down for three points. Nelson was safe. So was Canyon Springs.
Stephen Zimmerman stops to sign a few autographs before heading to the lockerroom Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 after Bishop Gorman defeated Reno 68-27 in the semifinals of the Nevada State Championships at Lawlor Events Center in Reno.
Live blog: Gorman makes quick work of Reno, sets up showdown with Canyon Springs in title game
high school basketball:
Thursday, February 27, 2014
RENO — The Bishop Gorman High basketball team will play for its fifth state championship in six years. The Gaels today had no problems with Reno High in the state semifinals at the Lawlor Events Center, outscoring the Huskies 25-4 in the second quarter in advancing to Friday’s state championship game against Canyon Springs with a 68-27 victory.
Shawney Gainey, left, covers a teammate during practice at Desert Pines High School Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
This 8-win basketball team never quit, earns unlikely spot at state
ray brewer:
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
They won just six regular season games, took fourth in their league and were outscored by an average of 16 points per game. The Desert Pines High girls basketball team had the type of season you’d expect with a first-year coach and a starting lineup of three sophomores and a freshman. So how, exactly, did such a squad win a berth in this week’s Division I-A state tournament in Reno?
Canyon Springs coach Freddie Banks talks to guard Jordan Davis during their game against Las Vegas Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at Green Valley High School. Canyon Springs won 64-55.
The high school team Freddie Banks coaches runs like his old UNLV teams; two wins away from state title
high school basketball: Canyon Springs High plays Spanish Springs Thursday in the state semifinals in Reno; likely will face Gorman Friday for championship
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Darrell McCall will start at center Thursday for the Canyon Springs High basketball team in the state semifinals against Northern Nevada’s Spanish Springs at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno. It’s just at 6-foot-3, McCall isn’t the typical post player. That’s just how Canyon Springs coach Freddie Banks likes it, tailoring his lineup to include mostly guards that quickly get up and down the court, proving to be the right formula in overwhelming the opposition. The Pioneers last week won their third Sunrise Regional championship in four seasons to earn a return trip to state.
High School Basketball Picks: State Tournament
Monday, February 24, 2014
Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer prognosticate the state basketball tournament.
Faith Lutheran varsity basketball players celebrate along the bench as a teammate dunks during their game against Pahrump on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
Faith in sportsmanship: Restored
Clayton Rhodes, and the athletes who play with and against him, remind us of the greatest values sports can teach
Sunday, February 23, 2014
From his teammates and coaches to the student fans who were chanting his name to even the opposing players and referees, everybody wanted Clayton Rhodes to score as he entered his last basketball game at Faith Lutheran High. That's because ...
Clark basketball players, from left, Colby Jackson, Sherron Wilson and Diontae Jones Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Clark gets the best of Desert Pines in regional championship game; rematch likely to come at state
high school basketball:
Saturday, February 22, 2014
The Clark High basketball team had been in this spot before against Desert Pines with a championship on the line. So, during a timeout midway through the fourth quarter today in the Division I-A Southern Region championship game, and with surely most in the Clark huddle thinking about when they blew a double-digit lead late in last year’s state championship game to Desert Pines, coaches reminded players of a message they’ve been preaching all season: Finish.
Bishop Gorman's Nick Blair finishes a jam over Centennial in their Sunset Regional championship game Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
Bishop Gorman disorients Centennial down low to win Sunset championship
Stephen Zimmerman, Chase Jeter and Nick Blair all have a night to remember against Bulldogs
Friday, February 21, 2014
The Gaels tore apart the Bulldogs from the inside, scoring nearly 80 percent of their points within the 12 feet between the free-throw line and the basket in a 78-52 victory.
Canyon Springs Gerad Davis celebrates with teammates after their game against Las Vegas Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at Green Valley High School. Canyon Springs won 64-55.
Shaquile Carr, making up for lost time, leads Canyon Springs to Sunrise title
high school basketball:
Friday, February 21, 2014
Shaquile Carr delivered on his promise to lead the Canyon Springs High basketball team back to the state tournament. Last year, when the Pioneers blew a five-point lead in the last minute of the state semifinals to Centennial, Carr sat helplessly on the end of the bench, missing the playoffs after being declared academically ineligible. In the locker room that night, he made a promise. “He told me after the season was over last year, ‘Coach, we are going back,’” Canyon Springs coach Freddie Banks said. It seemed only fitting that Carr was the difference-maker today in Canyon Springs’ 64-55 ...
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
Seniors Eddie Davis, Khalil Thompson pace the Bulldogs
Friday, February 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
high school basketball:
Thursday, February 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
Nick Blair scores game-high 18 points while Noah Robotham directs it all
Thursday, February 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.

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