Lady Vikings finish season sweep of Truckee |

Lady Vikings finish season sweep of Truckee

Junior Samantha Robinson drives in for a layup against Truckee during South Tahoe’s 53-38 win on Friday night.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — The South Tahoe girls’ basketball team pulled off a season sweep of rivals Truckee on Friday, spoiling senior night for the Wolverines.

The Vikings took control early and built a 20-point lead by halftime on the way to a 53-38 win.

After needing a late rally to beat Truckee at home earlier in the season, South Tahoe Head Coach Michael Neiger said the team entered Friday’s game focused on better ball movement and beating double teams.

“The biggest adjustment was being prepared for Ivy (Gonzalez) to be either or doubled another box and one,” said Neiger. “We had a lot of preparation for that, to free her up, but to also move the ball better.”

Gonzalez would lead South Tahoe with 12 points and nine rebounds. Senior Kiva Davis added 11 points. Junior Ava Wolfe scored seven points. Juniors Addie Menke and Samantha Robinson combined for 16 rebounds. Robinson also finished with a team-high four assists and four steals. Sophomore Campbell Mathews blocked three shots.

“We’ve got to focus on the little things and that will help us prepare for the playoffs,” said Neiger.

South Tahoe then traveled to Sparks on Saturday and topped the Railroaders 53-17. Gonzalez scored 15 points and had seven steals. Ava Wolfe scored 10 points, and Davis scored nine points and had five steals. Sophomore Avery Long grabbed a team-high 14 rebounds and had four assists. Mathews pulled down six rebounds.

South Tahoe finished in second place behind North Valleys in the league standings with a 9-1 league record. The Vikings will face Lowry in the opening round of the Class 3A Northern Region playoffs. The game is scheduled for Thursday at 3 p.m. at North Valleys High School (results not available at time of print). South Tahoe lost 68-27 to Lowry earlier in the season. The winner will face North Valleys on Friday at 3 p.m.

Highlanders drop final two games

In Class 2A, the Incline girls’ team dropped their final two contests of the season.

Incline lost at home 46-22 to Yerington on Friday, and then fell 30-26 on the road to Silver Stage the following day.

Incline finishes the season with a 2-12 record in Class 2A Northern League play, ending the program’s run as back-to-back state champions.

The Highlanders featured seniors Elissa Sano, Anna Cruz, Molly Ellis, Raleigh Derr, and Samantha Ferndandez.

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