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High School Basketball Picks: Regional Playoffs

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 | 11:02 p.m.

Las Vegas Sun is jumping back into its high school basketball picks competition right as the action heats up.

The final two rounds of the 4A region tournaments are scheduled for tonight and Thursday, with the Southern championship to follow Saturday. The 3A Southern Region, meanwhile, starts its eight-team postseason tonight.

Foothill High will host the Desert Region semifinals and finals, with the former starting at 4:40 p.m. tonight and the latter at 7 p.m. Thursday. Legacy High is the site for the Mountain Region at identical times.

The two sides come together at 4 p.m. Saturday at Valley High for the Southern title game.

Lower seeds play at home tonight for the 3A before the final three games shift to Del Sol High.

Check below for picks on all the games, and come back throughout the playoffs for updated selections.

Regional Tournaments

Brewer's Picks
Last Week:
6-2 (0.750)

Season:
44-12 (.786)

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:
4-4 (.500)

Season:
40-16 (.714)

Upset special. Bulldogs too physical for Jags.
Centennial 60, Desert Pines 58

Tuesday Feb. 19
Desert Pines
vs.
Centennial

Expecting about 10 lead changes and the best game of the night.
Desert Pines 67, Centennial 65

Aggies punch a ticket to their first state tournament.
Arbor View 80, Cheyenne 67

Tuesday Feb. 19
Cheyenne
vs.
Arbor View

Desert Shields' Cinderella run — they've beaten Faith Lutheran and Legacy — comes to an end but not without a fight.
Arbor View 75, Cheyenne 70

I’ve seen this movie.
Bishop Gorman 88, Coronado 75

Tuesday Feb. 19
Coronado
vs.
Bishop Gorman

How could anyone pick against the Gaels right now?
Bishop Gorman 79, Coronado 61

Closer than you think.
Clark 67, Foothill 62

Tuesday Feb. 19
Clark
at
Foothill

Antwon Jackson will be the difference, just as he's been for much of the season.
Clark 77, Foothill 70

Looking forward to seeing the Eagles back in the state tournament.
Boulder City 60, Western 44

Tuesday Feb. 19
Western
vs.
Boulder City

Flawless first step for Boulder City.
Boulder City 65, Western 44

Democracy Prep is a 1-to-10 favorite to win state. Everyone playing for second…..
Democracy Prep 76, Virgin Valley 30

Thursday Feb. 19
Virgin Valley
at
Democracy Prep

Brewer might be right.
Democracy Prep 86, Virgin Valley 52

Won’t pick against my Cowboys in this spot.
Chaparral 73, Del Sol 67

Tuesday Feb. 19
Del Sol
at
Chaparral

Cowboys are our best chance for a bracket buster in the lower level.
Chaparral 61, Del Sol 54

Anyone have a coin?
Mojave 70, Moapa Valley 68

Tuesday Feb. 19
Moapa Valley
at
Mojave

A little easier to trust the Rattlers, especially at home.
Mojave 65, Moapa Valley 58

Gorman wins another game in the final seconds.
Bishop Gorman 71, Clark 69

Thursday Feb. 21
Bishop Gorman
vs.
Clark

Gaels will be sharp after close call with Cougars.
Bishop Gorman 71, Clark 64

The Jags are making believers out of many.
Desert Pines 80, Arbor View 70

Thursday Feb. 21
Desert Pines
vs.
Arbor View

This will be Thursday's closest game.
Desert Pines 72, Arbor View 70

Might as well get Democracy Prep engraved on the state trophy.
Democracy Prep 90, Chaparral 55

Thursday Feb. 21
Chaparral
vs.
Democracy Prep

Much closer than Brewer anticipates.
Democracy Prep 70, Chaparral 61

It will be nice having Boulder City back in the state tournament
Boulder City 60, Mojave 55

Thursday Feb. 21
Mojave
vs.
Boulder City

Boulder City's great season keeps progressing.
Boulder City 68, Mojave 57

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