HS Basketball PREPS Top News — 21 February 2014
Las Vegas, Canyon Springs advance to Sunrise final

Las Vegas forward Ray Smith’s recruiting stock has soared this season with the 6-7 junior currently ranked No. 36 nationally for the Class of 2015 by ESPN.com.

Thursday night he showed why.

Smith scored 30 points, including a key turnaround jumper with 1:13 left that gave the Wildcats the lead for good, as Las Vegas defeated Foothill, 81-76, in the Sunrise Region semifinals at Green Valley High School.

Las Vegas (22-6), which reached the region final for the first time since 2002, will face defending champion Canyon Springs (23-4), a 99-82 winner over Valley, in Friday night’s championship game at 7 p.m. at Green Valley.

Smith, who was 11-of-15 from the floor, also grabbed 12 rebounds.

Patrick Savoy had 16 points and 10 rebounds while point guard Devon Colley added 15 points and six assists for the Wildcats, who also got a big game from 6-6 sophomore forward Tyler Bey (14 points, six blocks).

Austin Starr had 17 points to lead Foothill.

Jordan Davis had 23 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds and UTEP-commit Shaquille Carr had 26 points and six assists to help lead Canyon Springs (23-4) back into the Sunrise title game.

Spencer Mathis scored 21 points, Gerard Harden finished with 19 points and nine rebounds and Cameron Burton added 18 points for Valley (22-7).

The winner of tonight’s Las Vegas-Canyon Springs game will earn a berth to the NIAA State Division I championship beginning Thursday at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno.

MyLVsports.com staff report

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