First quarter not enough for Viking girls |

First quarter not enough for Viking girls

Staff reports

The Viking girls had a terrific opening quarter but were unable to keep the momentum throughout the contest in a 76-43 loss to the Reno Huskies.

“The girls played a great first quarter,” Viking coach Tim Jaureguito said. “But we have to put it together for the whole game.”

The Vikings led Reno 15-12 after one, but were down 46-20 at the break after managing only two baskets from the floor in the second quarter.

In the second half, it was much of the same story as the bigger Huskies forced the Vikings into a running offense for the rest of the game.

Unfortunately for South Tahoe, not many of their shots went in. Lindsey Hitt paced the Vikings with nine points, but fouled out in the fourth quarter.

Despite the score, South Tahoe played tough defense and hustled for the whole game, it was the shots not falling that cost them the game.

“We have to go back to the drawing board,” Jaureguito said. “But, we’ve continued to close the gap, these next three games are big for us.

“We can win two of the next three, starting with Hug.”

South Tahoe will host the Hawks on Friday.

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