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October 23, 2017

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High School Hoops Picks: Updated with regional finals

Note: Check back later in the week for our picks in the semifinals and championship games. We will update as the matchups become official.

Brewer's Picks
Last Week:


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:


Canyon Springs is a legitimate state championship contender.
Canyon Springs 89, Silverado 54

And Silverado is not a legitimate state championship contender.
Canyon Springs 78, Silverado 44

Home court gives Foothill an edge.
Foothill 70, Valley 67

The Falcons have no one to slow Caleb Carter.
Valley 69, Foothill 59

Don’t be surprised if Eldorado is playing next week.
Eldorado 80, Green Valley 64

Upset special. Gators chomp Sundevils right out of the playoffs.
Green Valley 66, Eldorado 64

Upset special. Las Vegas is too athletic, pulls shocker.
Las Vegas 68, Coronado 64

Wildcats winning wouldn’t be shocking, but I’m siding with the Cougars anyway.
Coronado 62, Las Vegas 56

Centennial gets big-time scare before prevailing.
Centennial 63, Western 57

This should be awfully competitive for a No. 1 seed vs. No. 4 seed matchup.
Centennial 74, Western 67

Guard play gives Sierra Vista the edge.
Sierra Vista 66, Cimarron 54

As far as I’m concerned, Sierra Vista is the favorite to land the third spot in the state tournament.
Sierra Vista 72, Cimarron 62

Palo Verde cruises to anticipated showdown with Gorman.
Palo Verde 80, Durango 63

Play this game 100 times and I think it comes out extremely close to 50 wins for each team.
Durango 68, Palo Verde 66

Legacy takes pride in making the playoffs.
Gorman 88, Legacy 61

Ben Carter is my dark horse pick to become the Sunset Region Tournament’s most valuable player.
Bishop Gorman 86, Legacy 59

Canyon Springs has already beaten Foothill by 40 points this year. Nothing changes.
Canyon Springs 83, Foothill 61

I bow to Foothill for getting by Valley. I’m stunned, but don’t see a repeat performance here.
Canyon Springs 84, Foothill 60

Eldorado is peaking when it counts. And they have more weapons with senior Curtis Stewart.
Eldorado 73, Coronado 69

Hesitant with this pick because the Cougars never loses when Brewer picks against them.
Eldorado 67, Coronado 60

The best rivalry in Nevada again favors the Gaels.
Bishop Gorman 93, Palo Verde 70

Sorry, but neither of us are picking against the Gaels the rest of the way.
Bishop Gorman 88, Palo Verde 60

Anyone have a coin? Give me the Mountain Lions in the game of the day.
Sierra Vista 80, Centennial 77

Not exaggerating when I say I’ve changed my mind five times on this one. But I think someone once told me to stick with your first reaction when in doubt.
Sierra Vista 76, Centennial 75

Canyon Springs has played awful the last two weeks, while Eldorado is peaking. I’ll go with a live underdog, Eldog.
Eldorado 73, Canyon Springs 71

The Pioneers will probably win, but I can’t reward them based on how they’ve played lately. Plain and simple, Eldorado has been better in the last five games.
Eldorado 64, Canyon Springs 61

Sierra Vista’s tough performance two weeks ago in its last meeting with Gorman won’t be duplicated.
Bishop Gorman 90, Sierra Vista 71

Sierra Vista’s nothing-to-lose attitude is dangerous in this spot. Mountain Lions get a few points closer this time, but no victory.
Bishop Gorman 87, Sierra Vista 80

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