72°F
weather icon Clear

Eagles undefeated in league play

The boys basketball team from Boulder City High School picked up three victories this week, remaining undefeated in league play.

Getting past their biggest test Jan. 23, the Eagles defeated Chaparral 53-48 on the road, before routing Sunrise Mountain 61-31 on Friday, Jan. 25, and rival Moapa Valley 71-60 on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Capping off their week with an intense rivalry victory that mirrored a playoff atmosphere, spirits are high among the players as they try to compete in their first league championship season since 2012.

“Moapa is always marked on the calendar as one of the biggest games of the season,” senior Karson Bailey said. “Beating them is a must, especially on our home floor, and this win is meaningful not only because it keeps us undefeated in league, but because they are our biggest rivals.”

Rebounding from a sluggish first half, sophomore forward Ethan Speaker changed the momentum of the game with a late 3-pointer before the half to give the Eagles a 33-32 lead.

Speaker, the victim of a hard foul earlier in the game from a Moapa Valley opponent, was fired up against the Pirates, scoring a game-high 23 points to lead the effort.

“Ethan played really well,” Bailey said. “Moapa’s game plan was to try and take our key players out of the game with some dirty plays, but Ethan responded by playing harder. He did really well attacking the basket, making free throws and grabbing rebounds.”

Scoring in double figures against the Pirates, senior Derrick Thomas added 21 points and Bailey added 12 points.

Against Chaparral, the Eagles picked up a crucial victory, cruising for the opening tip and leading 26-15 at halftime.

In double figures for the Eagles, Thomas scored a game-high 21 points against the Cowboys, Bailey added 16 points and sophomore forward Matt Morton added 10 points.

Against Sunrise Mountain, Thomas scored a game-high 19 points while Speaker added 18 points.

The Eagles defeated 4A Eldorado 60-49 on Monday, Jan. 28, in a nonleague game. Thomas scored a game-high 24 points, Speaker added 15 and Bailey added 10 points.

The Eagles will try to extended their winning streak Friday, Feb. 1, at home against rival Virgin Valley, before hosting Somerset Academy Sky Pointe on Monday, Feb. 4, and Chaparral on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Contact Robert Vendettoli at BCRsports@gmail.com.

THE LATEST
Volleyball team remains perfect in league play

Following a strong performance in the Aggie Classic, Boulder City High School boys volleyball continued their perfect league record with a win over Western on April 15.

Eagles soar above .500 with blowouts

On a three-game winning streak, Boulder City High School baseball advanced to 8-7 on the season, after a pair of routs this past week over Sunrise Mountain and Democracy Prep.

Lady Eagles pick up three more wins

Boulder City High School softball picked up a trio of victories this past week to advance to 15-6 on the season.

Eagles win 10th straight on court

Advancing to 13-3 on the season, Boulder City High School boys volleyball continued their 10-game winning streak by defeating Virgin Valley on April 4 and SLAM Academy on April 5.

Track and field teams shine at home meet

Continuing to shine this season, both Boulder City High School track and field programs dominated at their home weekday event on April 4.

BCHS snaps losing streak

Snapping a three-game skid, Boulder City High School baseball routed Sunrise Mountain 12-0 on April 9.

No-hitter paces Lady Eagles in blowout

Advancing to 9-5 on the season, Boulder City High School softball defeated The Meadows 15-0 on March 27.

Track teams improving

Challenging themselves, Boulder City High School track and field traveled to 4A Basic on March 27, facing off against the Wolves and 4A Desert Oasis.

Volleyball squad moves to 11-3

Advancing to 11-3 on the season, Boulder City High School boys volleyball continued their game-winning streak by defeating Desert Pines on March 27 and Sloan Canyon on April 2.

BCHS wins four straight on diamond

Getting to .500 on the season with a 4-4 record, Boulder City High School baseball has rallied for four consecutive wins, defeating Mater East and earning a forfeit victory over Mojave in this week’s slate.