Manogue gets to State Championship, Spanish Springs eliminated

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) The Bishop Manogue Miners upset Canyon Springs Thursday night to advance to the boys 4A State Championship Game.

It's the first time that a northern boys team has won a state tournament game since 2011.

"I'm really proud for the young men that we have," said Miners head coach Mo Golshani. "They've earned every bit of it. We're not very big, we're not very fast. But we're a resilient bunch and we don't compromise our effort and toughness and that's what got us through tonight. "

Gabe Bansuelo and Kolton Frugoli each scored 17 points in the win, while Josh Rolling added 16.

Canyon Springs took a 24-2 record into the tournament. Bishop Manogue improved to 24-5 overall.

The Miners will play Bishop Gorman in the State Championship on Friday night. The Gaels held off a great effort from Spanish Springs, beating the Cougars 75-68.

Spanish Springs took a seven point lead into halftime, and nearly pulled off the upset. Jalen Townsell scored a team-high 18 points in the loss.

"Our kids were right there. We had some unlikely turnovers that we don't want, it kind of becomes the difference," said Cougars head coach Kyle Penny. "But super proud of our effort and our character that was displayed. Just super proud of it."

Bishop Gorman has won six straight state titles, and are currently ranked 9th in the country. They improved to 28-4 overall.

Spanish Springs' season ends with a 24-6 overall record, and their first Regional title in school history.

The boys State Championship Game is on Friday night at 8:10pm at Lawlor Events Center.