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Warriors whip Wells in Comstock Classic

Provided by David WerleWhittell High School senior gets out on a fast break against Wells on Friday in the Comstock Classic in Virginia City.

A last-second shot kept the Whittell High Warriors from knocking off tournament host Virginia City on Friday in the Comstock Classic.

Ryan Conners tossed in a 23-foot three-point shot as time expired, giving the Muckers a 55-54 victory over Whittell.

“They set a double screen at the top of the key, and we had two guys flying at him. He let it fly, and it was nothing but net,” said Whittell coach Tyler Rose. “It’s one of those last-second shots that you can’t do anything about.”

Virginia City (3-3) led by four points entering the final period, but Whittell fought back to take a two-point lead and possession of the ball in the final minute. The Muckers, however, rebounded a missed Whittell attempt with 16 seconds remaining and then set up their winning shot.

“This game was probably our best effort for 32 minutes,” Rose said. “We played down to the wire and came up one shot short.”

Three Warriors scored in double figures: Alex Potnick had 15 points, Cody Nelson chipped in 13, and Michael Koskin had 12. Blake Werle tossed in nine points and Alex Vogt contributed five.

Earlier in the day, the Warriors blasted Wells 55-27. Whittell stormed to a 41-8 halftime lead, and all 11 Warriors scored. Nelson led a balanced attack with 10 points and two steals. Vogt provided eight points and two steals; Tanner Sigel delivered seven points and seven rebounds; and Connor Ferris had eight rebounds and two points.

Whittell (2-6) will meet Coleville in its final tournament game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

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