Tied at halftime, and getting beat on the boards, Pahranagat Valley turned things around and controlled the rebound battle in the second half and just outran the tiring Beaver Dam Diamondbacks for a 53-36 win.
Cody Williams’ nine first half points kept PVHS in the game with some fine outside shooting, then some nice drives to the basket for lay ins in the second half. He finished with a game high 17 points. Culen Highbe added 11.
But it was Pahranagat stepping up their defense, taking control of the offensive and defensive boards that allowed the team to outscore a visibly tired Beaver Dam team 26-9 in the second half.
The Diamondbacks showed their fatigue by missing numerous outside shots that had been falling in the first half, and Pahranagat blocked out better on the boards. Most of the Beaver Dam trips down the floor were one-and-done.
Alamo twice had 17 point leads in the second half. Luiz Gonzales was tops for Beaver Dam (6-8, 3-4) with 13 points.
On Saturday, the Panther boys stayed right with Mountain View in their non-league matchup in Las Vegas.
But the No. 2 Southern Division III Saints outscored PVHS 22-7 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 51-36 win.
Tevin Gray scored eight of his 22 points in the final period as Mountain View was hitting a few big outside shots and the Panthers committed several turnovers. Tyrell Brooks added 13 points for the Saints (18-6), who led only 29-28 after three quarters. Tabor Maxwell paced the Panthers (15-9) with 12 points.
Pahranagat played at White Pine (4-14) last night, and close out the regular league season tonight hosting Indian Springs (4-14, 0-7).
As Alamo holds the No. 4 seed, they will host a first round game Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. The winner advances to the league tournament semi-finals Feb. 19 at Desert Pines High at 8 p.m.