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West Las Vegas’ Adrian Valdez keeps pace with Grants’ Matt Vail during Saturday night’s game at Gillie Lopez Gym.
Arrrgh! Pirates sink WLV

Held to two points over a crucial three-minute span in the waning moments of the fourth quarter, West Las Vegas saw its prolific offense cool off at the wrong time in a clash with Grants on Saturday evening at the Gillie Lopez Gym.

Grants, the No. 5 ranked team in Class 5A, lived up to the billing with an effective inside-outside combination and pulled out an 84-79 win.

Pirate Keegan Stewart provided the outside touch early, scoring 11 of his 16 points in the first half.