Warrior hang tough with ROP until final minutes
January 30, 2010
Whittell High’s boys’ basketball team hung with Rite of Passage until the final minutes of the fourth quarter on Friday in Zephyr Cove.
ROP padded a six-point lead by converting its free throws late in the fourth quarter en route to a 70-52 Northern 2A League victory.
The Rams shot out to a 9-0 lead in the first quarter, but Whittell battled back to within 34-27 at halftime.
“The kids played extremely hard and extremely well,” said Whittell coach Tyler Rose. “They put forth a really solid effort for 30 minutes of the game.”
The Warriors, who played without seniors Cody Nelson and Michael Koskin, were led by Alex Potnick’s 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Blake Heldt-Werle delivered 11 points and four assists, and John Robinson had eight points and five rebounds.
The Warriors (1-6 in league) play at Lovelock on Saturday.
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