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Balanced attack for Vikings versus Reno

Tribune Staff Report

The South Tahoe High boys basketball team continued its thumping of Northern Nevada 4A league opponents, beating Reno, 85-66, on Tuesday in Reno.

The Vikings (16-4, 5-0 league) saw five players reach double digits in scoring. Senior Alan Case led the way, connecting for 20 points while pulling down 11 rebounds. Aaron Buckman and Casey Dowling each finished with 17, while Greg Bruso had 11 and Josh David netted 10. Sophomore Travis McCollum pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds to go with seven points.

Consistent breaking of the Huskies’ press led the Vikes to a 48-30 halftime advantage. Bruso gave Tahoe its first 20-point lead with a jumper to open the third quarter. The difference got as high as 26 numerous times, including on a precise display of full-court passing between Bruso and Case that ended in a Case layup. Another time saw Beau Barkley convert on a backdoor cut from Billy Doughty.

Tahoe won the rebounding battle, 42-31, while committing just eight turnovers to Reno’s 10.

In earlier action, the boys junior varsity team upped its record to 14-3, 5-0 league, with a 82-74 win.

In girls varsity play, South Tahoe again fell big time, losing to a strong Reno squad, 91-25. The Vikings dropped to 1-11, 0-5 in league.

“They’ve got a lot of talent and one thing they did really well was play defense. They made us panic in situations in which we need to learn not to panic,” said Tahoe coach Tim Jaureguito, who hopes Friday’s matchup with Fallon (two league wins) will provide the Vikes with a chance to win.

South Tahoe’s boys and girls will host Churchill County (Fallon) on Friday and Hug on Saturday afternoon.

– Ken Spaulding contributed to this report.


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