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Las Vegas basketball's younger players mature ahead of schedule, earn spot in Sunrise finals
Thursday, February 20, 2014
high school basketball:
The Las Vegas High basketball team was supposed to be one year away from competing for a championship. The Sunrise Region title was supposed to be won by Canyon Springs or Foothill — teams which went undefeated in league play and are led by proven upperclassmen. Just don’t tell the Las Vegas players they have to wait until next season to make a playoff run. Las Vegas never trailed today in the Sunrise Regional semifinals against Foothill, opening an 18-point lead in the first half, then fighting off a second-half surge for an 81-76 victory.
Photo: Foothill basketball players, from left, Jalen Shep
Third-quarter outburst shows Foothill basketball the real deal
Friday, February 7, 2014
high school basketball:
The Foothill high basketball team overcame a shaky first-half Thursday against host Basic, struggling with the Wolves’ full-court press and hostile crowd in falling behind by eight points at halftime. Then came the third quarter. Game over. Foothill outscored Basic 33-7, easily beating the press for uncontested points and draining a few 3-pointers on the way to a 84-63 victory.
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Elijah Smith guides Foothill past Green Valley
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
high school basketball: Senior guard scores 40 points as Falcons avenge last year's postseason defeat
Elijah Smith poured in 40 points to lead Foothill to an 89-69 victory over Green Valley on Tuesday in the first round of the Sunrise Region tournament.
This local basketball power wins share of eighth-straight league title
Friday, February 1, 2013
high school basketball:
Quick, name the best dynasty in Nevada high school sports? Programs at schools such as Bishop Gorman, Palo Verde or Centennial surely first come to mind for most Las Vegas-area prep sports followers. Well, think again. The Foothill High basketball team definitely needs to be in the conversation.
Photo: Isaiah Villaros of Basic sits on the ground after
Sharp-shooting Starr guides Foothill to 11th straight victory
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Foothill holds on to beat rival Basic behind seven three-pointers from Austin Starr
Foothill junior Austin Starr may have established himself as the best three-point shooter in town this season. It’s almost impossible to find any flaw with his game beyond the arc. Starr doesn’t miss very often either. He went 7-for-11 on three-point attempts Wednesday night at Basic, leading Foothill to a 71-67 victory.
Photo: Foothill's Elijah Smith pushes the ball up the cou
Foothill's pressure defense, transition offense overwhelms Green Valley
Thursday, December 13, 2012
high school basketball :
The Foothill High basketball team’s pressure defense was too much for host Green Valley to handle for parts of the second half Wednesday. The Falcons turned a one-point lead early in the third quarter into a 20-point advantage midway through the fourth primarily because their full-court pressure frequently forced turnovers that lead to easy baskets in a 68-51 victory.
Durrell McDonald unstoppable in leading Green Valley past Foothill for Sunrise title
Durrell McDonald unstoppable in leading Green Valley past Foothill for Sunrise title
Friday, February 17, 2012
high school basketball: Despite a losing record in late-January, Green Valley wins 13 of last 14 games to capture Sunrise crown
It’s time to remove the ‘underdog’ label when describing the Green Valley High basketball team. The Gators, after all, are one of four teams still playing in the state’s large-school classification.
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.
Foothill to have home-court advantage for the rest of the playoffs
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
high school basketball:
The Foothill High basketball team will be at an advantage for the rest of the Sunrise Regional playoffs. Foothill is the host site for the final two rounds of the tournament, giving the Southeast Division champion Falcons a leg up on other remaining teams. Foothill beat visiting Desert Pines 80-62 Wednesday in the quarterfinals.
With four teams sharing 11-3 records, Foothill wins Southeast basketball crown on point differential
With four teams sharing 11-3 records, Foothill wins Southeast basketball crown on point differential
Friday, February 10, 2012
hs basketball:
In a league with four equally matched teams fighting for supremacy, the Foothill High basketball squad created separation from the pack Friday in the final eight minutes of the regular season. The Falcons outscored visiting Silverado 24-8 in the fourth quarter of a 74-53 win to force a four-way first place tie in the Southeast Division.
Photo: Findlay Prep's Anthony Bennett leaps to dunk durin
Public school teams will get crack at beating Findlay Prep
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
high school basketball:
Las Vegas High basketball coach Jason Wilson couldn’t have asked for a better nonleague game for his team to play in. The Wildcats are one of three Southern Nevada public schools scheduled to play national power Findlay Prep, facing off against the Henderson-based team Dec. 17 at the South Point Arena. Findlay, which takes players from around the country for its top-caliber team of blue-chip recruits, is in its sixth year of existence at Henderson International School. The Pilots have twice won the ESPN RISE national championship and are regulars in virtually every national ranking
Photo: Sierra Vista's Dallin Molina plays defense during
Sierra Vista holds on in play-in game to reach state tournament
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Bishop Gorman girls also advance to the state tournament
The fate of two seasons came down to one loose ball. With three seconds left in Tuesday’s state tournament play-in game at Del Sol High, Eldorado trailed Sierra Vista by one with Daquon Thrower at the free-throw line shooting his second attempt. Thrower, who swished the first free throw, clanked the shot off the back iron. Teammate D.J. Billingsley came up with the ball after a brief scramble right below the basket. But Sierra Vista’s Dallin Molina stepped up and contested Billingsley’s put back as the buzzer sounded to send the Mountain Lions to Nevada high school basketball’s version of ...
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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: Foothill basketball player Brannon Cresanto.
Down 18 points in second half, Foothill rallies past Valley
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
hs basketball:
The Foothill High basketball team erased an 18-point third quarter deficit Tuesday in rallying for a 68-66 victory against visiting Valley in the Sunrise Regional quarterfinals.
Photo: Foothill basketball player Brannon Cresanto.
Foothill sharpshooter Cox leads Falcons to win against Basic
Saturday, January 22, 2011
HS BASKETBALL:
Foothill High junior guard Greg Cox had a game-high 19 points, including draining five 3-pointers, and the Falcons overcame a slow start for a 62-42 victory Friday against host Basic.

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