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WHS girls bounce back with overtime win over Silver Stage

Tahoe Daily Tribune Staff Reports

By Jared Green

Tribune staff writer

The Whittell girls’ basketball team’s offensive woes continued on Friday night as the Warriors scored only 10 points in the first half and limped to a 60-25 loss to Battle Mountain.

Whittell (4-7 overall, 0-3 Northern 2A) shot just .163 (8-for-49) from the field and were never really in the game as Battle Mountain (8-5, 2-1) started things off with an 8-0 run and led by 19 at halftime.

The Warriors did manage to outscore Battle Mountain guard Tera Tremayne, but it was a close contest. Tremayne poured in 23 points to with 11 rebounds, 6 steals and 2 assists before sitting for the entire fourth quarter.

“We did what we wanted to do, but (the Longhorns) were just better than us,” Whittell head coach Nathan Tolbert said. “We started to get a little more aggressive tonight, but they just outplayed us.”

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Katrina Kacirek was Whittell’s leading scorer with nine points.

The Warriors turned things around against Silver Stage on Saturday with a 39-31 win, but an eight-point fourth-quarter lead wasn’t enough to prevent overtime. Tolbert gave his bench players extensive floor time against the winless Nighthawks and it nearly came back to bite him.

“We were ahead the whole game, but (Silver Stage) threw up some desperation shots at the end and they happened to go in,” Tolbert said. “In retrospect, I probably should have started my regulars and gotten a big lead, then put my bench in.”

With their regular lineup the Warriors outscored Silver Stage, 10-2, in the overtime period. Elise Thomas led Whittell with 11 points, with Kacirek and Kaitlin Green contributing eight and nine, respectively.

South Tahoe girls lose

The South Tahoe girls’ basketball team started slowly against Wooster, as has been its habit this season, and was never really in the game on the way to a 52-28 loss on Friday night.

Wooster (12-5 overall, 2-0 Sierra League) jumped out to a 21-4 lead in the first quarter and cruised for the remainder of the game. South Tahoe (6-12, 0-2) managed to outscore the Colts, 7-5, in the second quarter, but by then the game was clearly out of reach.

“We seem to come out shellshocked and it takes us a quarter to get it together,” South Tahoe head coach Chris Proctor said. “It’s frustrating and we’re trying to get the girls mentally prepared to play hard from the beginning.”

Lindsey Caven led South Tahoe with 10 points.

Vikings fall to Wooster

The South Tahoe boys struggled early and a late run came up short in a 71-64 loss to Wooster (7-7, 2-0) on Friday night.

The Vikings (4-10, 0-2) trailed by as many as 18 and faced a 53-38 deficit heading into the fourth quarter. Although they managed to cut Wooster’s lead to three points with 1:31 left in the game, four missed free throws killed any chance of a victory.

“We struggled to score and we struggled to stop (Wooster),” South Tahoe head coach Derek Allister said. “We started playing better in the fourth quarter, but there was just too much to make up.”

Jared Wood led South Tahoe with 15 points, while Eric Domingo had 13 and Casey Curcie 10.

South Tahoe’s JV lost to Wooster 49-38 despite 17 points, nine boards and six blocks from Rob DeKruse. Justin Gelbreadth netted 10 points for the Vikings.