Thanks to a showdown between the state's top two programs and a record-breaking scoring effort, Nevada was a hot spot for high school basketball Saturday night.
The biggest buzz was created by a double-overtime thriller between independent powerhouse Findlay Prep (Henderson)
and defending 4A state champion Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
delivered a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining in the second extra session to give Findlay Prep (21-2), ranked No. 13 in this week's Xcellent 25, an 89-86 win over the Gaels. The Pilots also won last year's meeting.Myck Kabongo
scored 26 points to pace Findlay Prep. Junior star Shabazz Muhammad
of Bishop Gorman countered with 32 points and 13 rebounds.
In a story that would receive top billing on most nights, Dantley Walker
of Lincoln County (Panaca, Nev.)
erupted for 64 points Saturday night in a 95-88 win over Lake Mead Academy (Henderson)
, pushing him to the top of Nevada's career scoring list according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The senior guard finished the night with 2,954 points, replacing former University of Nevada star and current Portland Trail Blazer Luke Babbitt as the state's all-time leading scorer.Justin Yamzon
, a 5-foot-5 sophomore at Lake Mead Academy, scored 40 points in a losing effort during Walker's record-breaking performance.
Walker is averaging over 30 points per game this season and piled up 62 points Jan. 7 against Needles (Calif.)
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