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Quincy edges short-handed WHS

Tribune staff report

Minus three sick players, the Whittell High girls’ basketball team could have allowed Quincy to run away with a season-opening victory.

But the Warriors had eight players who really wanted to win the nonleague game Tuesday in Quincy. However, Quincy possessed the final one-point edge, 33-32, in a back-and-forth game.

“It was a chance for me to see how they would react when things were tough and they never backed down,” said WHS first-year coach Nathan Tolbert.

Junior Whitney Gielow scored 14 of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter as Whittell rallied from a four-point deficit.

Gielow actually accounted for all of Whittell’s scoring in the final period.

“She hit about everything at the end of the game,” Tolbert said. “She started driving and getting fouls on them.”

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Gielow made 9-of-14 foul shots.

Ariana Rodriguez chipped in four points for Whittell, which didn’t take its first lead until the fourth quarter.

Whittell will play Gerlach at 3 p.m. Friday in the Coleville Invitational. The Warriors will conclude the invitational on Saturday.

STHS girls lose opener

Tiffany Pinson and Erin Jamison each scored in double figures, but South Tahoe dropped a 45-41 decision to Argonaut in its season opener Monday night.

Pinson scored 14 points and made four steals, while Jamison contributed 10 points.

The Vikings play host to North Tahoe on Thursday after playing a late game Tuesday night at Spanish Springs.