Silver Stage edges Warriors in overtime |

Silver Stage edges Warriors in overtime

Steve Yingling / Tahoe Daily TribuneCody Nelson, a Whittell High senior guard, pulls up for a jump shot in the key during the Warriors' Northern 2A League opener against Silver Stage on Tuesday in Zephyr Cove.

The Whittell High boys’ basketball team had every opportunity to open the Northern 2A League season with a victory on Tuesday night.

But the Warriors couldn’t drop the pivotal shots at critical times and Silver Stage escaped with a 43-42 overtime victory in Zephyr Cove.

Whittell missed a close-range shot at the end of regulation and struggled at the foul line in overtime.

Alex Potnick led the Warriors with 13 points, six rebounds and six steals. Also for the Warriors, Cody Nelson pumped in eight points and Michael Koskin and Blake Heldt-Werle contributed six points. Heldt-Werle also made five steals.

Whittell will travel to ROP on Friday and play host to Lovelock on Saturday.

The Warriors also went an extra period in the junior varsity game. Garrett Bronken scored 16 points for Whittell, but the Warriors lost 32-27 in OT. Jacob Williams pulled down six rebounds for Whittell.

Miners nearly score 100

Top-ranked Bishop Manogue delivered the South Tahoe Vikings one of their worst boys’ basketball defeats in school history on Tuesday night in Reno.

Robert Hunter scored 24 points as the Miners ran away with the Sierra Division victory 93-28.

Junior Blair Berry led the turnover-plagued Vikings with six points, while Wade Norberg and Kory DiGrande knocked in five.

South Tahoe (5-8 overall, 1-2 division) travels to Galena on Friday night.

Manogue handily won the JV game 69-17 despite trailing 9-8 late in the first quarter. Former South Tahoe High center Bryce Hallam scored four points for the Miners.

South Tahoe’s freshman team, however, routed the Miners 65-49 in South Lake Tahoe.

“A great team effort again,” said STHS coach Joby Cefalu, whose team improved to 8-5.

The Vikings were led by Cody Higgins’ 13 points. Kyante Wilson and Bobby Perez chipped in 10 points, while Brandon Cramer added eight. Cefalu said that Kris DiGrande and Roger Williams sparked the team with their defensive play.

Vikings still pursuing first league win

South Tahoe High’s girls’ basketball team was beaten by Bishop Manogue 73-36 on Tuesday night.

It was Manogue’s fifth win in its past six games. The Miners are 6-7 overall.

The loss dropped the Vikings to 3-7 overall and 0-3 in the Sierra League. South Tahoe will continue league play at Galena at 5:15 p.m. Friday.

Note: KTHO Radio (590 AM) provided information in the report for the STHS-Manogue boys’ varsity game.

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