Freshman scores 20 points for Warriors |

Freshman scores 20 points for Warriors

Whittell High freshman Nick Summers scored 20 points in his varsity debut, but North Tahoe used 12 fourth-quarter free throws to spoil the Warriors’ season opener, 47-36, on Tuesday night in Tahoe City.

Summers, the only freshman on Whittell’s varsity roster, sank four treys in his much-anticipated boys basketball debut in Warrior red and gold.

Whittell led 17-10 at the half, but the Lakers rallied as they found their shooting touch in the second half. In fact, the Lakers drained 12-of-14 free-throw attempts in the final quarter.

“Those free throws were the difference in the game,” said WHS coach Steve Maltase. “For the first game I was pleased with our defense and pretty happy with our shooting, but we have some things to work on as far as taking care of the ball and making free throws.”

Bryan Sigel scored seven points and Jake Summers added six for the Warriors.

Whittell plays Fernley at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the Fernley Tournament.

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