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Warriors knock off 4A team

Staff reports

Jessica Woods had 28 points, 16 rebounds and three steals as the Whittell High girls’ basketball team beat Wooster 58-52 on Tuesday in the In A Zone Tournament in Reno.

Katrina Kacirek added 14 points, 16 rebounds and six steals, while sophomore Kendra Koskin and Joan Browne combined for 26 rebounds for the Warriors.

The win over the Colts marked the first time 2A Whittell has beaten a 4A school since coach Nathan Tolbert took over the program.

“They were a much bigger team than we were and had a very good point guard,” Tolbert said. “But we just came out and played great defense from the beginning. That was the key for us.”

Whittell (2-1) plays in the tournament’s fourth-place game today at 4:45 p.m. at Hug High School in Reno. The Warriors didn’t know their opponent as of press time.

Vikings lose opener

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South Tahoe had trouble solving Spanish Springs’ pressure defense in a 43-27 season-opening defeat Tuesday night in Sparks.

Spanish Springs used a third-quarter run to pull away for the nonleague girls’ basketball victory.

“They didn’t really run too much offense on us. They scored mostly off the press, so we just need to handle that better,” said STHS coach Chris Holmes.

Otherwise, Holmes was pleased with his girls’ first-game performance. Katelyn Pakes led the Vikings with 14 points and Karli Vath tallied six.

South Tahoe will welcome North Tahoe for its home opener on Monday.