By DAVE BELCHER
Moapa Valley Progress
Boys 3A Southern Sunrise
The Cowboys have survived the league regular season undefeated.
Last week they beat Sky Pointe 58-39 in Chaparral’s final home game of the year. The Cowboys started the game with a 17-4 run and never looked back as they built a 31-12 lead by halftime.
The Cowboys played Canyon Springs on Friday and were destroyed 91-42. Canyon Springs is coached by former UNLV Rebel legend Freddie Banks. They have lost only twice this year and are 6-0 in the 4A northeast.
Boulder City is the second-place team with an 8-2 league record and 18-6 overall. Last week the Eagles beat Virgin Valley in Mesquite, 67-38. The Eagles poured on from the opening quarter with a 23-4 run then added a 24-14 second quarter leading 47-18 by halftime.
Later in the week, the Eagles handled SECTA 80-52 at Boulder City. Once again, the Eagles got off to a huge first half lead, scoring 29 points in the second quarter for a 48-26 score by halftime.
Del Sol is the third-place with an 8-3 league record. They started last week with a 51-43 win at SECTA. Identical 11-5 second and fourth quarters were the difference in this game.
SECTA had built a 17-12 lead by the end of the first quarter. They then went cold scoring just the five points in the second quarter giving up the lead.
The Roadrunners are the fourth-place team in the Sunrise. They will travel to Sky Pointe then host Chaparral on Thursday night in the final game of the regular season.
Moapa Valley is the fifth-place team with a record of 3-7 in league play.
Virgin Valley is the sixth-place team with a 2-9 league record.
Sky Pointe is the seventh-place team with a league record of 0-10.
Boys 3A Southern Sunset
DP has pulled in front of the Sunset with a 7-1 league record.
The Jaguars beat Sunrise Mountain last week 63-34. They built a 30-12 lead by halftime and slowly increased their lead through out the game.
In their second game of the week, the Jaguars travelled to Pahrump and beat the Trojans 64-52. The Jaguars scored a 21-12 second quarter then a 21-6 third quarter for a 53-27 lead to start the fourth quarter. Pahrump Valley made a 25-11 run in the fourth quarter to make it look closer than it really was.
The Desert Storm was 3-0 last week with wins at Western to start the week 74-53. Cheyenne started with a 20-9 first quarter and capped the game off with a 22-15 fourth quarter.
In their other league game Cheyenne beat Mojave 68-60. The game was tied at 14-14 by the end of the first quarter. Then the Storm took a seven-point lead by halftime with a 17-10 second quarter. Mojave tried to catch Cheyenne in the fourth with a 25-point quarter. But Cheyenne held the Rattlers off with 22-points of their own.
In a non-league game Cheyenne beat Legacy 60-50.
Mojave is third place team in the Sunset with a 5-3 league record. The Rattlers hosted Pahrump and beat the Trojans 76-68. Mojave held a 38-31 lead at halftime, then almost gave up the lead in the third quarter as the Trojans got hot with a 20-15 third quarter. Mojave rebounded with a 23-17 fourth quarter for the win.
The Rattlers played a non-league game against Rancho and came away with a 77-69 win over the Rams.
The Miners are the fourth seed with a 3-5 league record and 11-12 overall. Their second game last week was against Western. The Miners beat the Warriors 69-51 and own the tie breaker with the Warriors with their second win of the season against the Warriors.
This game was close in the first half. The Miners led by three at halftime. They outscored the Warriors 20-14 and 22-13 in the third and fourth quarters.
Western is fifth with a 2-6. They are the only two wins they have this year.
The Trojans played Las Vegas at Pahrump last Saturday and were beaten 75-45. They are 1-7 in league play and 6-17 overall.
Girls 3A Southern Sunrise
The Lady Pirates are 22-3 overall and 10-0 in league play this year. With a win this Tuesday night at Boulder City the Pirates would clinch the top seed in the Sunrise and will host a first round playoff game next week.
Boulder City is the second seed but a loss to the Pirates Tuesday night drops them into a tie with Virgin Valley for the second seed.
Last week the Eagles beat Pahrump in their first game of the week, 33-26.
They travelled to Virgin Valley last Tuesday and came up with a 40-35 win over the Dawgs. This game was close as both team struggled through the first three quarters with a score of 24-20 Virgin Valley. Then the Eagles scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to take the lead for the win.
Boulder travelled to SECTA on Thursday and beat the Roadrunners 53-29. The Eagles scored 21 points in the first quarter for a 21-5 lead. They scored 4-points in the second then 23 in the third. Virgin Valley
The Bulldogs are sitting with the third seed, a record of 8-3 in league play. In their second game last week, they hosted Sky Pointe and beat the Eagles 51-8.
Virgin Valley will host Chaparral in their final game of the regular season and will await to see what happens in the Moapa Valley Boulder City game to find out their placement.
Chaparral is the fourth seed with a 5-5 league record. Chaparral beat Sky Pointe 56-22 last Tuesday then lost to Canyon Springs in a non-league game 66-45.
The Dragons are fifth and out of the playoffs with a 3-8 league record.
The Roadrunners are sixth with a 2-8 league record.
Sky Pointe is seventh with a league record of 0-10.
Girls 3A Southern Sunset
Pahrump is 6-2 and in first place of the Sunset. Last week the Trojans beat Mojave 47-39 and Desert Pines 53-27. In a non-league game, they lost to Las Vegas 44-28.
The Desert Shields are 5-3 in league play currently in second place. Last week they beat Western 64-49 then lost a non-league game to Legacy 61-52. Finally, they lost to Mojave Friday night 47-40. That dropped them into second place.
A big win against Pahrump Valley this week can give the Desert Storm the league title and the top seed from the Sunset.
The Warriors are the fourth seed with a 5-3 record but can move into the third spot with a win this week against Desert Pines and Pahrump Valley. They will need a Cheyenne lost to pull that off.
The Jaguars are in fifth place with a 3-5 record.
Sunrise Mountain is in sixth place with a 0-8 league record.