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January 18, 2017

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High School Basketball Picks: Week 2

Holiday tournaments are over; league play is back.

The high school basketball season never feels truly under way until the ball drops and the calendar flips to a new year. The time is here, so we’re back with picks.

Read below for picks from Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer on some of the biggest games of the week.

Week 2

Brewer's Picks
Season:
5-4 (.555)

Last Season:
60-29 (.674)

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
Season:
9-0 (1.000)

Last Season:
67-22 (.753)

Wildcats have too many weapons.
Las Vegas 60, Eldorado 51

Wednesday Jan. 4
Eldorado
at
Las Vegas

Marquise Raybon is doing big things for Las Vegas.
Las Vegas 72, Eldorado 58

One of these teams likely won’t make the playoffs, making this a must-win affair.
Valley 51, Rancho 47

Wednesday Jan. 4
Valley
at
Rancho

Rancho has improved more than Valley from the start of the season.
Rancho 62, Valley 57

Sierra Vista’s Maka Ellis will be the best player on the court.
Sierra Vista 69, Spring Valley 65

Wednesday Jan. 4
Spring Valley
at
Sierra Vista

Reserved my spot on the Sierra Vista bandwagon a while ago.
Sierra Vista 70, Spring Valley 63

Tough to win on the road in Henderson league.
Green Valley 71, Liberty 65

Thursday Jan. 5
Liberty
at
Green Valley

Gators just barely edge Patriots.
Green Valley 63, Liberty 62

Coronado takes Basic’s best punch, pulls away late.
Coronado 78, Basic 65

Thursday Jan. 5
Coronado
at
Basic

Cougars take advantage of playing an in-state opponent after weeks of facing one of the nation’s tougher schedules.
Coronado 82, Basic 61

Anyone have a coin?
Palo Verde 61, Arbor View 60

Thursday Jan. 5
Palo Verde
at
Arbor View

Have to agree with Brewer on both the competitiveness and the result.
Palo Verde 69, Arbor View 67

Win or lose against Bishop Gorman, Clark easily handles C-Springs.
Clark 80, Canyon Springs 64

Thursday Jan. 5
Clark
at
Canyon Springs

I would object to “easily.” This is another close game.
Clark 66, Canyon Springs 60

Schedule makers weren’t kind to Gorman this week with Clark and Durango.
Gorman 84, Durango 69

Friday Jan. 6
Durango
at
Bishop Gorman

Oh, poor Gorman. Something tells me it will manage.
Bishop Gorman 87, Durango 65

Upset of the week. Virgin Valley muscles its way past Chaparral.
Virgin Valley 64, Chaparral 62

Friday Jan. 6
Chaparral
at
Virgin Valley

Have to take advantage of the rare opportunity to pick the Cowboys on a week when Brewer doesn’t.
Chaparral 65, Virgin Valley 55

For more coverage, check out our high school basketball section.

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