Spring Creek faces Moapa Valley in semi | local sports
LAS VEGAS – After a narrow 53-46 loss to Lowry in the regional championship, the Spring Creek women’s basketball team is the No. 2 seed in the North for the 3A state tournament – opening on a battle against South Moapa Valley #1.
The Lady Spartans (22-5 overall) will face the Lady Pirates in the first semifinal of the Nevada Division 3A Women’s Basketball Championships at 10:40 a.m. Friday at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas.
Moapa Valley is fresh off their regional title, beating South No. 2 Pahrump Valley by a final score of 35-29.
The Lady Pirates don’t necessarily have one star that shines brighter than the others – not possessing a double-digit score – instead dealing damage through numbers with a balanced attack.
Junior Sydney Reese leads the roster with 9.8 points per game and leads the team with 8.2 boards – ranking fifth in the state in rebounds – and adds 2.1 steals and 1.3 assists .
Senior Emma Hughes is averaging 9.1 points, a team-high 3.1 steals, 2.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists — ranking eighth in the state in takeouts and the ten cents.
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As a sophomore, Haylie Western is scoring 8.6 points, 7.3 boards and 1.8 steals — fellow sophomore Andie Wood is posting 5.2 points, a list-best 3.2 assists (third in the state ), 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 sweeps.
The Lady Pirates earn notable contributions from another 10th grader, as sophomore Savanna Burt scores 4.6 points, 2.9 steals, 2.6 boards and 1.7 assists.
Junior Talli Fairchild is averaging 3.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 assists – junior teammate Linn Engelgren had 3.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
Senior Shanlin Totten adds 3.3 points and 3.6 boards, sophomore Alyssa Jolley is averaging 2.5 points and 4.3 rebounds and junior Savannah Aikele is averaging 2.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1 .3 takeaways – rookie Claire Cox has 2.1 points and 1.2 boards.
Senior Rachel Lyman is scoring 1.1 points per game.
For the Lady Spartans, a pair of players scores in double digits.
Senior Shyann Lamb is averaging 13.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 2.4 assists — ranking sixth in the state in scoring — and fellow senior Payge Walz is averaging 10 points, 4.6 boards, 1.6 steals and 1.3 assists per game.
Prior to a midseason injury, junior Avery Beatty had 7.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, a team-high 2.8 assists and a roster-best 3.2 steals — which would be seventh. of the state in interceptions and eighth in dimes, on average.
In post, junior Ella Buzzetti – who was injured in the 3A North Championship – is averaging 5.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals.
Junior Rylee Keim scores 4.2 points, a team-best 6.5 boards, 1.5 assists and 1.5 takeaways.
At guard, junior Taylor Brunson is averaging 3.2 points and 1.9 boards — junior Brynly Stewart is averaging 3.2 points and 1.7 rebounds.
Junior forward Riley Moon had 2.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals — post rookie Roxanne Keim had 2.4 points and 4.1 boards.
Junior Mia Grosz is adding one point and 1.1 rebounds per game.
Scoring – Moapa Valley at 51 points, Spring Creek at 45.7 points
Rebounds – Lady Pirates with 37.7 boards, Lady Spartans at 33.7 rebounds
Assists – Moapa Valley at 14 cents, Spring Creek with 9.3 flat to scores
Steals – Lady Pirates with 16.3 takeaways, Lady Spartans at 12.2 swipes
Boulders – Moapa Valley at 4.2 swats, Spring Creek at 1.8 stuffs
Shooting – Lady Pirates at 37% (42% from two, 24% from three), Lady Spartans at 34% (37% from two, 26% from three)
Free throw shooting – Moapa Valley 57%, Spring Creek 56%
The No. 2 Northern Lady Spartans will face No. 1 Southern Valley Moapa in the first semifinal of the Nevada Division 3A Women’s Basketball Championships at 10:40 a.m. Friday at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas. .