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Douglas coasts past Viking girls

David Gignilliat, Tribune Staff Writer

The effort and desire is definitely there. The results just haven’t been showing up on the scoreboard at game’s end.

The South Tahoe High girls basketball team continued its struggle through the Northern Nevada 4A Division II schedule, falling to Douglas, 54-34, at home Tuesday night.

“This program was as low as it possibly could get about a year and a half ago,” said Vikings coach Tim Jaureguito. “These girls have done a tremendous job in starting to bring this program up to a little bit of respectability. And I guarantee you, (our opponents) do respect the way these girls play. They just played us well tonight.”

The Vikings’ defeat marked their eighth divisional loss in as many games, and dropped the team’s overall record to 4-17. With playoff hopes all but eliminated, Jaureguito hopes to use the rest of the season to accomplish some late-season objectives.

“Number one, we always want to go out and play aggressive,” Jaureguito said. “Number two, we want to play the second round (of divisional games) better than we did the first round. Now, we’ve already done that with (Hug and Douglas). I thought tonight we had a chance in the early going. It just didn’t work out.”

The Vikings trailed 28-9 at the half, going scoreless for the duration of the second quarter. Forward Missy Johnson paced South Tahoe with four first-half points. The Tigers added to their bulge in the third, outscoring their hosts 17-10 for a 45-19 margin. Douglas guard Roshell Contri led all scorers with 19, including 15 of her team’s 28 first-half points.

Jaureguito’s squad will return to the hardwood Saturday in a non-league home contest against Fernley.

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