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July 22, 2019

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High School Basketball Picks: Week 1

High school basketball is under way all across the Las Vegas Valley.

Much like football, Las Vegas Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer will follow the action weekly with a picks competition. They'll compile approximately 10 of the biggest games each week and give their selections.

Check out their Week 1 picks below.

Week 1

Brewer's Picks
Season:
0-0

Last Season:
56-19(.747)

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:
0-0

Last Season:
52-23 (.693)

Canyon Springs’ Big 3 — Spaight, Alexander and Soares — too much for Falcons.
Canyon Springs 81, Foothill 72

Tuesday Nov. 27
Foothill
at
Canyon Springs

An instant-classic to start off the season.
Canyon Springs 68, Foothill 65

Best player on the court theory with Arbor View’s Donavan Yap.
Arbor View 67, Legacy 59

Tuesday Nov. 27
Arbor View
at
Legacy

Another close game.
Arbor View 65, Legacy 63

Don’t be surprised when Centennial reaches state tournament.
Centennial 65, Las Vegas 54

Tuesday Nov. 27
Las Vegas
at
Centennial

Two young teams make this one difficult to predict.
Centennial 59, Las Vegas 56

Gorman silences talks of Coronado threatening its dynasty.
Gorman 88, Coronado 72

Thursday Dec. 29
Coronado
at
Bishop Gorman

Can't quite go with the upset, but I think this will be a lot closer than Brewer picked.
Bishop Gorman 72, Coronado 68

Upset of the week. Desert Pines still getting its football players in basketball shape.
Cimarron 72, Desert Pines 66

Wednesday Nov. 29
Desert Pines
at
Cimarron-Memorial

Um, I've seen those guys in action, and I'm pretty sure they stay in shape.
Desert Pines 70, Cimarron 60

Won’t pick against my Cowboys in this game.
Chaparral 61, Valley 49

Thursday Nov. 29
Del Sol
at
Chaparral

Year-to-year consistency is a strong point for Chaparral basketball.
Chaparral 65, Del Sol 54

GV’s one-two punch of Hines and Nether make Gators competitive.
Green Valley 61, Valley 49

Saturday Dec. 1
Green Valley
at
Valley

Watch out for Green Valley, which will be better than expected this year.
Green Valley 73, Valley 63

Nothing like a league game as the second contest of the year.
Clark 81, Durango 69

Tuesday Dec. 4
Durango
at
Clark

Will take the Blazers a while to get going this year; Chargers will fly from the start.
Clark 69, Durango 54

Desert Pines will threaten Canyon Springs for Northeast League title.
Desert Pines 89, Eldorado 65

Tuesday Dec. 4
Eldorado
at
Desert Pines

Jaguars put on a show.
Desert Pines 66, Eldorado 58

Anyone have a coin?
Legacy 56, Basic 54

Tuesday Dec. 4
Basic
at
Legacy

Watch out for Armani Strong.
Legacy 65, Basic 60

Crusaders defend their home court.
Faith Lutheran 71, Green Valley 60

Tuesday Dec. 4
Green Valley
at
Faith Lutheran

Big night from Brevin Walter holds off Gators.
Faith Lutheran 69, Green Valley 63

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

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