Mwani Wilkinson scored 23 points, and his layup off a pass from Ryan Abelman with 1.8 seconds left lifted Bishop Gorman to a 61-59 win over Liberty.
Here are Saturday’s results for the championship and third-place matches at the Class 4A, 3A and 2A state wrestling meets.
Senior David Kalayanaprapruit and sophomore Caleb Uhlenhopp won individual titles to lead Green Valley to the Class 4A team championship at Cimarron-Memorial.
Here are Friday’s results from the Class 4A state wrestling meet and the schedule for Saturday’s championship matches for all classes.
Mwani Wilkinson scored 25 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Bishop Gorman to an 81-48 home win over Basic on Friday in the Desert Region quarterfinals.
Taylor Bigby began what it hopes will be a run to a record-breaking sixth consecutive Class 4A state title with an 87-12 win over Arbor View on Thursday.
Green Valley and Spanish Springs have combined to win the past eight state titles, but Shadow Ridge coach Gus Gledhill thinks his team has the experience to compete with them.
Mwani Wilkinson, a 6-foot-6-inch senior swingman, committed to LSU on Saturday. He’s averaging 19 points, 10 rebounds and 3.5 blocks for Bishop Gorman this season.
Faith Lutheran boys basketball coach Bret Walter was 361-253 and won five state titles in 23 seasons. The Crusaders begin play in the 4A Mountain Region playoffs Wednesday.
The Bishop Gorman boys and Centennial girls are clear favorites once again, but there are some sleepers that could do some damage in the postseason.
When offered a chance to gain the upper hand on an opponent through nefarious means, Faith Lutheran football coach Vernon Fox refused and did the right thing.
Julian Strawther scored 14 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter to spark Liberty to a 71-66 victory over Coronado, which won the league title on the tiebreaker.
Arbor View’s Israel Mann and Rickey Jones, Legacy’s Lee Wilson and BJ Phillips, and Bishop Gorman’s Mark Person and James Petrie will play at Southwest Minnesota State.
Here are the preps athletes who signed for national signing day on Wednesday or during the fall.
Faith Lutheran was 53-28 in Vernon Fox’s seven years at the helm, including a 12-2 record and Class 3A state championship in 2013. He resigned as coach Tuesday.
David Hill helps student-athletes in the Las Vegas Valley earn athletic scholarships through relationships with seemingly every Division I program in the country.
Kenny Sanchez was 65-8 in five seasons as Gorman’s football coach, leading the Gaels to four state championships and two mythical national titles.
For the first time in 10 years, Bishop Gorman isn’t playing in Saturday’s Class 4A state championship football game at Sam Boyd Stadium.
The Faith Lutheran girls and Bishop Gorman boys were overlooked before the season, but they both tied once and never lost en route to Class 4A soccer championships.