Vikings find offense in final period |

Vikings find offense in final period

Steve Yingling, Tribune sports editor
Steve Yingling / Tahoe Daily TribuneLena Wolf of Fallon runs into a double team of South Tahoe High's Ellen Dupree, right, and Brooke King during the Vikings' home opener on Tuesday night.

If only the Vikings didn’t wait so long to find their offense on Tuesday night.

After struggling through three quarters of its home opener, the Vikings poured in 12 final-period points but still lost to the visiting Greenwave 33-17.

“If we would played like that the whole game, we would have got it,” said South Tahoe senior Alex Reber.

Reber led the Vikings with seven points, including a pair of perimeter shots in the fourth quarter.

“I love it,” Reber said. “I want to be a three-point shooter.”

Mel Sabac and Brooke King contributed four points. King’s outside shot with 5 minutes left in the fourth quarter gave the Vikings their first points of the second half. Sabac buried a three-pointer from the top of the key on the Vikings’ next possession to slice Fallon’s lead to 26-10.

But Fallon’s 6-foot senior pivot Lena Wolf answered with an inside basket to end the Vikings’ mini run.

South Tahoe (0-8) struggled with rebounding and turnovers for most of the game while adjusting to playing in front of family and friends for the first time.

“It’s more comfortable, but it’s so nerveracking because there are so many people here,” Reber said.

The Vikings couldn’t stop Wolf, who made seven baskets – many of which came off offensive rebounds.

“I never really know how I’m going to do. I try my hardest, but I have off nights and I have good nights,” Wolf said.

Wolf continually battled inside for extra shots and finished with a game-high 15 points.

“I got boxed out a couple of times,” Wolf said. “We should have rebounded better because we have size on our side.”

Fallon will try to make it two straight wins Friday night when the Greenwave plays host to Spring Creek.

“I get pumped up when we win. Going into the next game is so much better with a win,” Wolf said.

The Vikings will travel to Fernley on Friday.

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