62°F
weather icon Clear

Morton selected for 3-point contest

One of high school basketball’s most prolific scorers will get one last opportunity to showcase her shooting stroke in front of the Las Vegas Valley, as senior Boulder City guard Megan Morton accepted an invitation to take part in the Rise Up 3-point competition at 6 p.m. March 4 at Silverado High School.

One of the most uncanny sharpshooters in the state of Nevada regardless of classification, Morton led all scorers with just under 22 points per game this past season for the Lady Eagles, using a combination of athleticism and marksmanship to fill up the stat sheet each night.

“I’m very excited for her to be able to compete,” Boulder City coach Paul Dosch said. “To see our team MVP shooting the 3 one last time will be a great ending to her senior year. It’s our last chance to see her perform before she starts her next adventure.”

Morton recently signed to play with the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

Dosch said he feels confident in his star pupil’s chances of coming out victorious against the top shooters in the state.

“I don’t know if she’s the favorite coming in or not,” Dosch said. “But if I was going to bet, it wouldn’t be against her.”

Blessed to have the opportunity to perform one last time in an Eagles uniform after her season ended abruptly without a postseason run, Morton said she is excited to don the blue and gold among the state’s brightest stars.

“Coach Dosch nominated me for the 3-point contest, and I thought it would be a really fun chance if I were selected to play,” Morton said. “Thankfully they accepted me, giving me a really great opportunity to get to compete against other girls throughout the Vegas valley. I’m really looking forward to this. It should be a fun experience to get to end my senior year with a fun contest that I was chosen to do.”

Tickets to the event are $10 for adults and $5 for for students with a school identification card.

Contact Robert Vendettoli at BCRsports@gmail.com.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Tennis teams return to state — again

Boulder City High School’s boys and girls tennis programs continued their streaks of 3A state tournament berths after finishing as the division’s Southern Region runners-up.

Soccer teams secure playoff berths

Heading into the final stretch of the regular season, playoff pictures for both Boulder City High School soccer programs are becoming clearer.

Roundup: Volleyball team adds two wins to current streak

Boulder City High School’s girls volleyball team upped its winning streak to seven games after defeating SLAM Academy 3-0 on Oct. 14 and Pahrump Valley 3-0 on Monday, Oct. 18.

Lady Eagles on win streak

After routing Cadence Academy 3-0 on Tuesday, Oct. 12, Boulder City High School’s girls volleyball team won its most recent three matches and is riding a five-game winning streak.

Tennis seedings place BCHS in good position for titles

Individual seedings for the boys and girls 3A Southern Region tennis tournament Oct. 19-22 have been set with several Eagles from Boulder City High School’s boys and girls teams selected.

Roundup: Girls rebound, score four wins

Boulder City High School’s girls soccer team won four of its recent games, improving its record to 9-1-1 while rebounding off of its first loss.

Lady Eagles shut out

Boulder City High School’s girls soccer team experienced its first taste of adversity, falling to Pahrump Valley 5-0 on Monday, Oct. 4, its first loss of the season.

Victories prime teams for playoffs

Hosting Canyon Springs for their senior night, both Boulder City High School tennis programs rolled to victories as the postseason looms.

Roundup: Volleyball team nets two wins

Getting back in the win column, Boulder City High School’s girls volleyball team won a pair of matches to advance to 16-10 on the season.

Offense sets the tone for 27-22 victory over Pahrump

Ending a two-game skid, Boulder City High School’s football team got back in the win column Friday, Sept. 24, with a 27-22 victory over Pahrump Valley.