Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 | 2:05 a.m.
Las Vegas Sun reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer take a look around Las Vegas high school basketball by talking about each of the four divisions. They also break down their early impressions of the area's top programs, Bishop Gorman and Canyon Springs.
The Cougars blew out their Henderson rivals 87-53.
“We had one goal in mind — To send a message that you don’t want to come to our gym,” Coronado coach Jeff Kaufman said. “We played with a lot of intensity the whole way.”
Junior Michael Louder added 11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. All three were instrumental in a 34-14 second quarter that blew the game open.
“We just pulled away after that,” Kaufman said.
The first quarter was closely contested and the Wolves actually led 16-15 at one point.
“We purposely scheduled those teams,” Kaufman said. “We wanted to play teams that were physical and athletic. We learned we had to take care of the basketball and we did that tonight.”
Coronado travels to Liberty Thursday for a marquee early season division game.
“Liberty always plays us tough,” Kaufman said. “We’ve always had great games. We’re going to show p and play as hard as we can.”