Las Vegas’ Top High School Basketball Teams Take the Court at the
South Point Arena for 9th Annual Findlay Toyota Big City Showdown
Findlay College Prep once again takes on Bishop Gorman High School Saturday, Jan. 21
For the ninth consecutive year, Findlay College Prep men’s basketball team will storm the court at the South Point Arena to take on Bishop Gorman High School in the Findlay Toyota Big City Showdown High School Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. During the most anticipated high school basketball match up of the year, each team will compete for bragging rights, with Bishop Gorman holding two wins against Findlay College Prep, and Findlay College Prep holding six wins against Bishop Gorman.
“You never know what you are going to see when going into this game,” said South Point Hotel and Casino General Manager Ryan Growney. “Fans are cheering on some of the top high school players in the nation – many of whom go on to play in college and the NBA – and what the outcome is going to be is anyone’s guess.”
The Big City Showdown, sponsored by Findlay Toyota, hosts a full-day of basketball games played by top high school athletes in Las Vegas, including Liberty High School, Durango High School, Clark High School, Desert Pines High School, Coronado High School and Centennial High School, with the main event between Findlay College Prep and Bishop Gorman High School. Additional game schedules include:
- Liberty High School Ladies vs. Bishop Gorman High School Ladies at 11:30 a.m.;
- Liberty High School vs. Durango High School at 1 p.m.;
- Desert Pines High School vs. Clark High School at 2:30 p.m.;
- Coronado High School vs. Centennial High School at 4 p.m.
Last year’s competition attracted a record-breaking crowd of students, entertainers, politicians, professional athletes and local sports fans who came to see the most anticipated high school event of the year. In 2016, Bishop Gorman overthrew Findlay Prep as victor with a 77 – 71 win.
Big City Showdown event tickets are on sale for $15. To purchase tickets directly, call the South Point Hotel and Casino’s ticket office at 702-797-8055 or toll free at 866-796-7111 or visit the South Point ticket website.
For more information on upcoming events, please visit the South Point Arena website.
About Bishop Gorman High School
Founded in 1954, Bishop Gorman High School is the only Catholic college preparatory school in Southern Nevada. In addition to its emphasis on Catholic values and service, Bishop Gorman also has a nationally ranked athletics program and offers 40 different co-curricular clubs and organizations. For more information, visit www.bishopgorman.org
About Findlay College Prep
Findlay College Prep (www.FindlayPrep.com) at the Henderson International School is a program for exceptional student basketball athletes to receive a top-notch educational experience while creating the opportunity for each student to attend the college or university of their choice. Founded in 1932 in Henderson, Nevada, the Henderson International School is a college preparatory school with comprehensive academic, athletic and artistic programs for students in pre-school through twelfth grade.
About Findlay Automotive Group
Findlay Automotive Group (www.FindlayAuto.com) was founded by the late Pete Findlay in 1961 when he arrived in the Las Vegas Valley from Panaca to open Pete’s Used Cars on Boulder Highway. Findlay’s son, Cliff Findlay, now spearheads Findlay’s 22 dealerships in Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Idaho.
About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.