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These are a few of the prime returning boys basketball gamers within the Northern 4A this season.
Jim Krajewski, jkrajewski@rgj.com

A lot of the Northern 4A league races are determined with a few key video games looming as the high school basketball season winds down.

The Northern 4A common season wraps up this week and an enormous recreation is Spanish Springs at Reed on Friday night time (7 p.m.), which  will determine first place and the highest seed in the boys Excessive Desert League standings.

Each groups have been hit by accidents recently, Matt Williams is out for the Raiders with an ankle damage and neither Dante Craig nor Cordell Stinson performed for the Cougars in Tuesday’s win over Reno.

Pictures from Reno at Spanish Springs women

Pictures from Manogue at Galena boys

Spanish Springs beat Reed, 64-57, once they played on Jan. 29 amd the rematch is certain to have a playoff-environment.

Reno can be the No. 3 seed within the Excessive Desert and Hug earned the No. 4 seed by beating McQueen twice this season. 

Bishop Manogue gained its second consecutive Sierra League title on Tuesday with a 51-forty two win over second-place Galena. Hug will play at Manogue on Tuesday to open the playoffs.

Defense was the key in the Miners fifty one-42 win over Galena. The Grizzlies obtained inside two factors late within the first half, but the Miners have been capable of pressure some turnovers and convert those into straightforward baskets to tug away.

“We have been getting good photographs, but they weren’t falling,” Manogue coach Moe Golshani stated. “That’s why our emphasis is so huge on the defensive finish.”

Golshani stated that along with defense, the mental facet has been a precedence for his coaching employees this season. The Miners misplaced in the Regional championship last season to Spanish Springs, then gained a recreation at state.

“One of the hardest issues this yr is retaining their heads at a degree where they understand which you can’t take your foot off the fuel, because of what you completed last yr,” Golshani stated. “No one cares what we did last yr.”

The Grizzlies are the No. 2 seed in the Sierra League. Douglas is the No. 3 seed and Damonte Ranch is No. four.

One possible first-spherical Regional recreation is Reno at Galena. The Huskies beat the Grizzlies, 72-70, in triple extra time in early January.

The boys Northern 4A Regional begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday with 4 video games. The higher seeded groups host the first round, then semifinals are Thursday (Feb. 21) at Carson (5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.) with the championship on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at Carson.

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