Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.
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.
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.
Wildcats have too many weapons.
Las Vegas 60, Eldorado 51
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
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
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
Gators just barely edge Patriots.
Green Valley 63, Liberty 62
Coronado takes Basic’s best punch, pulls away late.
Coronado 78, Basic 65
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
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
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
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
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.