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Vikings go to 3-0 in San Diego tourney

Tahoe Daily Tribune Staff Reports

By Steve Yingling

Tribune sports editor

A change of climate and around-the-clock bonding has transformed the South Tahoe High girls’ basketball team into a winner this week in San Diego.

The Vikings won their third straight game in the Steele Canyon Holiday Classic, defeating Brawley 48-44. South Tahoe, 6-9 overall, is the only undefeated team remaining in the tournament and has a good shot of advancing to Friday night’s 6:30 finals.

Brawley came into the matchup with an 11-2 record.

“They were a talented team with a 6-foot girl in the post, two good shooters and a good point guard,” said STHS coach Chris Proctor. “We were really fortunate to play them as well as we did.

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“The team is continuing to jell and play together, which is what we had hoped for.”

Monica Knight and Lindsey Caven scored 16 and 10 points, respectively, for the Vikings.

South Tahoe will try to make it four straight wins when it plays Bassett on Friday morning.

Vikings’ JV lose in OT

For the second straight game the South Tahoe High boys’ junior varsity team went to overtime.

After defeating Incline in the extra session on Tuesday, the Vikings weren’t as fortunate against North Tahoe on Wednesday, losing 57-53 in South Lake Tahoe.

Reid Cocking led the Vikings with 12 points, while Sean Maher netted 10.

South Tahoe led by three points inside 2 minutes to play, but a string of turnovers allowed North Tahoe to pull out the victory.

South Tahoe (2-3) will play Reno on Tuesday at 3:45 p.m.