MaxPreps.com Staff Report
MaxPreps National Team of the Week - Centennial, Nev.
The NBA All-Star Game wasn't the only show in town last week in Las Vegas.
Centennial (30-3) upended top-ranked Bishop Gorman, 68-62, behind 34 points from North Carolina-bound guard Italee Lucas in the Sunset Regional title game Friday night, capping a stretch of three wins in five days.
Bishop Gorman entered the contest with just one loss on the season and jumped to a 10-3 lead early in the first quarter, but Lucas continued a remarkable week by shooting the Bulldogs back into the game.
Thursday night against Cheyenne, which scored an upset win over Centennial Jan. 24, Lucas poured in a Class 4A state record 57 points to help her team get retribution and then some with a 102-57 victory.
Centennial also defeated Western Monday night, 98-33.
The Bulldogs have won 25 of their last 26 games and are one of the highest-scoring teams in the country, averaging nearly 80 points per game.