Jared Jensen takes a charge against SLAM in the beginning of December 2021 during the semifinals in the Lake Mead Holiday Classic Tournament.

Mesquite, NV-

The Virgin Valley High School Boys Basketball Team is back on the winning track as they have won the last two games. The first one was on Wednesday night, January 5th. Going up against Pinecrest Academy Cadence out of Henderson, the Bulldogs went into Henderson knowing they needed to win after dropping 4 of the last 5 games. The boys started the new year in the right direction with a massive slaughtering of the Cougars 50-16.

“Pinecrest is a very young team and they are still learning a lot, but it is nice to get a win for the new year,” said VVHS Head Coach Ty Wakefield.

The Cougars of Pinecrest have only won one game which was against Equipo Academy out of Las Vegas.

After a dominating victory in Henderson, the Bulldogs wanted to keep the momentum going as they went up against Sports Leadership And Management Academy (SLAM) at home on Saturday, the 8th, at noon. The Bulldogs kept up their fighting spirit as they growled and chewed their way from a 17 point deficit in the first half to win in overtime, 74-67.

“Our players didn’t give up,” said Head Coach Ty Wakefield. “We I am beyond proud of their diligence and continued effort.”

This overtime victory was a huge retribution game for the Bulldogs as they lost to SLAM earlier in the season in the semifinals of the Lake Mead Holiday Classic on the 4th of December, 2021. The score of that match-up was 59-68 to SLAM.

The top player was no doubt Cam Perkins who shot an unbelievable and outstanding 71% from the field. He was 7 of 9 from the three-point line which recorded an outstanding 77.8%. He was also 6 of 8 from the free-throw line and had a total of 37 points.

Cam Perkins plays defense against a SLAM player during the Lake Mead Holiday Classic on December 4th.

“Cam had an incredible game,” said Coach Wakefield. “Outstanding play!”

The Bulldog Boys have a record presently of 8-5 for overall games and sitting in about 7th place in the standings for 3A Division in NIAA. The top 3 are Somerset Losee Academy in North Las Vegas sitting at 11-0 record, followed by SLAM at 15-1 (with the loss being to VVHS), and then Elko sitting at 9-2.

Virgin Valley next plays away at Pahrump on Tuesday January 11th at 6:30 pm and then on Thursday at home against Somerset Sky Pointe at 6:30 pm.


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