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February 17, 2019

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High School Basketball Picks: Week 4

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.

Week 4

Brewer's Picks
Last Week:
5-3 (.625)

Season:
20-9 (.689)

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:
4-4 (.500)

Last Season:
21-8 (.724)

Closer than you think, as Pioneers rally late for win.
Canyon Springs 70, Las Vegas 66

Wednesday Jan. 16
Canyon Springs
at
Las Vegas

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

Wednesday Jan. 16
Eldorado
at
Desert Pines

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

Thursday Jan. 17
Liberty
at
Green Valley

And yet, Liberty will keep doing it.
Liberty 71, Green Valley 58

Upset of the Week.
Mojave 69, Cheyenne 63

Friday Jan. 18
Cheyenne
at
Mojave

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

Saturday Jan. 19
Clark
vs.
Coronado

Prepare for Jaden Hardy's finest hour.
Coronado 74, Clark 69

Gorman has better players, has owned rivalry.
Gorman 70, Findlay Prep 65

Saturday Jan. 19
Bishop Gorman
at
Findlay Prep

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

Monday Jan. 21
Spring Valley
at
Las Vegas

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

Monday Jan. 21
Durango
at
Coronado

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

Monday Jan. 21
Bishop Gorman
at
Arbor View

Could also see this game being competitive for a while.
Bishop Gorman 76, Arbor View 63

Cimarron's Brian Lang has been one of the city's best.
Cimarron 76, Shadow Ridge 65

Spartans grind one out.
Cimarron 64, Shadow Ridge 60

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