Vikings move into third place
South Tahoe High moved into third place in the Mount Rose League with a 46-23 boys’ basketball trouncing of North Tahoe on Tuesday night in Tahoe City.
With their second consecutive league win, the Vikings improved to 3-2 in the MRL, trailing only Sparks (3-1) and Incline (3-1) in the league standings.
The Vikings received eight points from senior Peter Pielaet-Strayer, seven from senior Wade Norberg and six from junior E.J. Bongcaron.
In the low-scoring, defensive struggle, the teams combined for 53 turnovers. South Tahoe shot 31.7 percent from the field, while North Tahoe hit 17.6 percent of its attempts.
“I was pleased with our defense and how we handled their press, but we couldn’t make a shot and had too many turnovers in the half court,” said North Tahoe coach Mike Williams.
North Tahoe’s Trevor Trimm and Matt Walther scored nine and six points, respectively.
South Tahoe only attempted three foul shots, making them all.
The Vikings, who improved to 9-8 overall, will travel to Whittell on Friday night for a 7:30 game. Whittell won the first meeting between the neighboring schools, winning 36-33 at South Tahoe on Jan. 18.
– KTHO radio broadcasters Dan Thrift and Tim Parsons contributed to this story.
Mount Rose League Boys’ Standings
South Tahoe 3-2
North Tahoe 1-3
Incline 57, Truckee 39
South Tahoe 46, North Tahoe 23
Sparks 57, Whittell 47