By DAVE BELCHER
Moapa Valley Progress
The top four teams from the Sunrise and Sunset will cross over and play each other this week as the southern Regional tournament begins in both the Boys and Girls basketball.
Southern Boys 3A-Sunrise
The Cowboys won the Sunrise regular season title with an 11-1 record. That one lost came in the final game of the regular season at SECTA, 48-42.
SECTA jumped out to a 19-9 lead in the first quarter. Then just like that they scored a mere 4-points in the second quarter; still leading 23-17 at halftime.
SECTA added two points to the lead during the third quarter and stayed in control in the fourth quarter to hold on for the win.
SECTA is in fourth place and will travel to Desert Pines in the first round of the southern regional playoffs.
Earlier in the week, the Cowboys travelled to Virgin Valley where they beat the Bulldogs 65-52. In the first three quarters, the Cowboys outscored the Bulldogs 14-12. In the fourth quarter, with a six-point lead, the Cowboys distanced themselves with a 23-16 quarter for the win.
Virgin Valley was led by Jayden Perkins and his 14-points. Daxon Toone added 12.
The Eagles are the second-place team in the Sunrise with a 10-2 league record. Last week they jumped out to a 20-7 first quarter lead at third place Del Sol and cruised to a 69-53 win over the Dragons.
Boulder City will host Mojave the third seed from the Sunset Tuesday night.
The Dragons finished in third place in the Sunrise with an 8-4 league record. They will travel to Cheyenne the second-place team in the Sunset for their first-round game.
The Roadrunners are the fourth seed in the Sunrise with a league record of 7-5. Last week the Roadrunners beat the Eagles of Sky Pointe 66-33.
SECTA will travel to Desert Pines, the first-place team from the Sunset. The Jaguars are also the defending state champion.
Virgin Valley fell into sixth place in the Sunrise with a 2-10 league record.
The Eagles finished the league season winless and in seventh place with a league record of 0-12. They had three wins this whole season.
Southern Boys 3A-Sunset
The Jaguars finished the league regular season with an 8-2 record and won the tie breaker for the top seed over Cheyenne.
The Jaguars beat Las Vegas High School on Tuesday, Feb 6, 59-52. The Jaguars won this game in the fourth quarter with a run of 27-14 over the Wildcats.
Finishing up last week, the Jaguars beat Mojave 49-46.
The Desert Storm finished in a tie for the top seed in the Sunset but lost in the tie breaker to Desert Pines. They will be the second seed in the regional tournament from the Sunset.
They beat Pahrump Valley in their first game last week 66-38 at Cheyenne. In their final game of the regular season, they beat Sunrise Mountain 71-43. Cheyenne used a 28-10 second quarter for the big win.
The Rattlers finished as the third seed in the Sunset with a 5-5 league record.
In the first game last week the Rattlers lost to Sunrise Mountain 77-72 in overtime; the first of two losses on the week. Sunrise Mountain scored a 15-10 overtime run for the win.
Their second loss last week came against Desert Pines.
The Miners won the tie breaker with Western for the fourth seed in the Sunset. They ended the season with three losses, two league loses and a loss to Bonanza.
The Warriors finished with a 4-6 record and those four wins were the only wins the whole year. Their last two games of the season were both wins.
The final was a win at Pahrump Valley 63-60.
The Trojans finished with a 1-9 league record.
Northern Boys Tournament
Elko gets a bye as the top seed with a 15-1 record. The Indians will play the winner of the game between fourth seed Fernley (10-6) and South Tahoe the fifth seed (9-7).
Fallon will get a bye in the first round as the second seed. They will then play the winner of the game between the third seed Spring Creek (11-5) and the sixth seed Dayton (6-10).
Southern Girls 3A-Sunrise
Moapa Valley is the top seed from the Sunrise with a 12-0 record in league play.
The Bulldogs finished as the second seed in the Sunrise with a win over Chaparral 54-37 in Mesquite. Nathalie Lagamayo scored 18-points for the Dawgs while Alexis Boatright added 11-points.
The Eagles are the third seed from the Sunrise with a 9-3 record. They lost the tie breaker with the Bulldogs and dropped to the third seed. They were 1-1 last week with a loss to Moapa Valley 59-45 and a win over Del Sol 45-10.
The Cowboys are the fourth seed from the Sunrise with a 6-6 record. Last week the Cowboys beat Tech 34-25 and lost to Virgin Valley.
The Dragons finished in fifth place with a league record of 3-9.
Vo-Tech finished 3-9 in sixth place.
Sky Pointe finished winless in the Sunrise with a 0-12 league record.
Southern Girls 3A-Sunset
The Trojans are the top seed from the Sunset with an 8-2 league record.
The Trojans beat Western 58-43 and Cheyenne 40-27.
The Rattlers are the second seed with a 7-3 league record. The Rattlers beat both Sunrise Mountain 73-33 and Desert Pines 45-29 last week.
The Desert Shields are the third seed with a 6-4 record. They beat Sunrise Mountain in the final regular season game, 55-18.
The Warriors are the fourth seed falling in a tie breaker with Cheyenne for that fourth seed. They beat Desert Pines last week 65-47.
Desert Pines is the fifth-place team, 3-7.
Sunrise Mountain is the sixth-place team at 0-10 in the Sunset.
The tournament bracket for this week’s southern regional tournament has Pahrump hosting Chaparral, Virgin Valley hosting Cheyenne, with the winners of the games playing in the semi-finals. Moapa Valley will host Western and Mojave will host Boulder City with those winners playing in the semi-finals.
Northern Girls Tournament
Churchill County (Fallon) is the top seed with a 16-0 record and the defending state champion. They will get a bye before playing the winner of the fourth seed Fernley (11-5) and the fifth seed Elko (10-6).
Lowry gets a bye as the second seed with a 12-4 record. They will play the winner of the third seed Spring Creek (11-5) and the sixth seed Truckee (6-10).
These northern Tournaments will be played at Elko High School this weekend.