Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 | 2 a.m.
One of the biggest annual events on the high school basketball schedule takes place Saturday at South Point, headlined as usual by the game between national powers Bishop Gorman and Findlay Prep. Four other games surround the matchup this year, including a major girls matchup pitting Liberty against Desert Oasis to tip off the full day of basketball.
The action starts at 9:30 a.m. and should run until around 5 p.m. Ray Brewer and Case Keefer prognosticate two of the matchups — Gorman vs. Findlay, and Coronado vs. Clark — as part of their weekly picks column.
Check below for picks on 10 of the biggest games taking place over the next 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.
Closer than you think, as Pioneers rally late for win.
Canyon Springs 70, Las Vegas 66
Not closer than you think, as Canyon Springs leads start to finish.
Canyon Springs 72, Las Vegas 52
DP in driver's seat to win the Northeast.
Desert Pines 77, Eldorado 63
I doubted Desert Pines last week and I shouldn't have.
Desert Pines 67, Eldorado 51
It's always tough to win at Green Valley.
Liberty 69, Green Valley 64
And yet, Liberty will keep doing it.
Liberty 71, Green Valley 58
Upset of the Week.
Mojave 69, Cheyenne 63
Agree that it's a close game, disagree on the winner.
Cheyenne 67, Mojave 64
Clark's Frankie Collins is well on his way to becoming an elite player.
Clark 61, Coronado 60
Prepare for Jaden Hardy's finest hour.
Coronado 74, Clark 69
Gorman has better players, has owned rivalry.
Gorman 70, Findlay Prep 65
No one — not even Findlay Prep — wants to mess with Gorman right now.
Bishop Gorman 68, Findlay Prep 64
Anyone have a coin?
Spring Valley 77, Las Vegas 71
James Webster and Jahlani Blair are quite the one-two punch.
Spring Valley 85, Las Vegas 72
Durango won't have an answer for Coronado's Hunt on the wing.
Coronado 81, Durango 64
Can't pick Cougars to beat Chargers and then lose to Trailblazers.
Coronado 73, Durango 60
Arbor View puts up a big-time fight.
Bishop Gorman 80, Arbor View 71
Could also see this game being competitive for a while.
Bishop Gorman 76, Arbor View 63