High School Basketball Picks: Week 1

Mon, Jan 13, 2020 (2:10 p.m.)

A number of rivals will square for the first time this season as high school basketball teams continue making their way through league schedules.

Las Vegas Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer are bringing back their picks competition for the rest of the regular season into the playoffs, prognosticating a handful of games each week.

Read below for this week's picks.

Week 1

Brewer's Picks

Last Season:
56-17 (.767)

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 Season:
54-19 (.739)

James Webster too much for Durango to contain.
Spring Valley 73, Durango 69

Tuesday Jan. 14
Spring Valley

Perimeter defense proves the difference for Blazers.
Durango 67, Spring Valley 64

Easy game plan for Chey-town: Give the ball to Glenn Taylor Jr and let him work.
Cheyenne 68, Canyon Springs 63

Tuesday Jan. 14
Canyon Springs

Desert Shields are a tough out this year.
Cheyenne 70, Canyon Springs 60

Ethan Speaker will on his way to being 3A Player of the Year.
Boulder City 80, Moapa Valley 63

Tuesday Jan. 14
Moapa Valley
Boulder City

The Eagles are state-championship contenders.
Boulder City 66, Moapa Valley 62

Like football, I’m high on DP. They are the region’s favorites.
Desert Pines 77, Legacy 68

Thursday Jan. 14
Desert Pines

Desert Pines’ starting five can match up with anybody.
Desert Pines 72, Legacy 61

Foothill will always be a statement game for Cougs.
Coronado 81, Foothill 57

Tuesday Jan. 14
Desert Pines

Like he does against most opponents, Jaden Hardy will have his way.
Coronado 85, Foothill 64

Carmona Jr. dominating on the inside for ‘Cats.
Las Vegas 69, Eldorado 56

Tuesday Jan. 14
Las Vegas

Young Wildcats will only improve from here.
Las Vegas 67, Eldorado 57

Anyone have a coin?
Centennial 67, Palo Verde 63

Wednesday Jan. 15
Palo Verde

Hot shooting night powers Panters to big win.
Palo Verde 71, Centennial 58

Some nights, Faith appears to be a contender. This is one of them.
Faith Lutheran 83, Cimarron 68

Might be close but I don’t see the Crusaders losing this game.
Faith Lutheran 65, Cimarron 60

Rematch of last year’s playoff game goes in favor of my Cowboys.
Chaparral 63, Mojave 57

Friday Jan. 17

Brewer seems genuinely excited about this Chaparral team, and for the purposes of this pick, I hope he’s right.
Chaparral 70, Mojave 64

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