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Whittell takes fourth in Reno tournament

Jeremy Evans

Jessica Woods continued her dominating ways on Wednesday, scoring 19 points and pulling down 11 rebounds as Whittell High beat Sparks 48-34 in the fourth-place game of the In A Zone Tournament at Hug in Reno.

Woods scored 28 points in the Warriors’ tournament win Tuesday over Wooster, which was their first win over 4A school in coach Nathan Tolbert’s tenure.

“I am leaving this tournament very satisifed,” Tolbert said. “The score (against Sparks) wasn’t even that close. We just ran and ran and ran until they had nothing left.”

Whittell (3-1) led 24-5 after the first quarter and 34-16 at halftime. Katrina Kacirek scored 10 points and had 13 rebounds for Whittell, while Kelly Karmann scored eight points and recorded a team-high 15 rebounds.

Tara Scaduto chipped in with nine points and Kendra Koskin had 10 rebounds for the Warriors, who will play this weekend in the Coleville tournament.

“I hope this tournament is a sign of things to come,” said Tolbert, whose team’s lone loss this season is to 3A Truckee. “I want this to be something we get used to doing, building up a big lead and then coasting.”

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