After three quarters of sluggish basketball, South Tahoe’s Lady Vikings fought back for a 31-30 overtime win at home against Lowry on Friday.
South Tahoe started slow, trailing Lowry 8-2 after the first quarter, 16-8 at halftime and 22-13 after the third.
That’s when the Lady Vikings turned things around. They went on an impressive fourth-quarter run, outscoring Lowry 13-4.
A basket by Hannah Neiger started things off. A pair of 3-pointers by Ally King put South Tahoe within five points of a Lowry team that suddenly found itself struggling to score or stop South Tahoe on defense.
Riley Chapman followed the trio of baskets with back-to-back steals for the Lady Vikings.
Chapman scored on a fast break layup after one of the steals. Kaila Griffis scored after the other, drawing a foul and making the free throw to tie the game 26-26 with about 30 seconds to play.
South Tahoe’s rally sent the game into overtime.
The Lady Vikings were trailing 30-29 with a minute to play in overtime when Bailey Barcellos hit a jump shot from the corner.
Barcellos’ basket gave South Tahoe its first and only lead of the night. The one-point lead was enough. The rest of the game was tight but careful defense by South Tahoe for the 31-30 league win.
“We just brought out the intensity and got a lot of turnovers that way,” South Tahoe coach Michael Neiger said after the game. “I’m just proud of them for being able to step up like that in the second half.”
King led the Lady Vikings in scoring with 11 points. Neiger scored eight points, Chapman scored six, Griffis scored three, Barcellos scored two and Shelly Leonard scored one.
LOSS TO DOUGLAS
Saturday, the Lady Vikings saw a close game unravel in the fourth quarter in a 48-40 home loss to Douglas.
South Tahoe (2-3, 1-1 I-A Northern) stayed in the game to the end, trailing 13-9 after the first quarter and 23-20 at halftime. The teams were tied 33-33 after the third quarter.
Douglas (8-0, 3-0) pulled ahead for the win halfway through the fourth, scoring almost half of its 15 points that quarter from the free throw line.
Jordyn Dion led South Tahoe’s offense with 11 points. Riley Chapman scored nine, Bailey Barcellos scored seven, Ally King scored six and Hannah Neiger scored five. Kaila Griffis scored two.