Game Vikings can’t catch Monte Vista girls on hardwood |

Game Vikings can’t catch Monte Vista girls on hardwood

The powerful Monte Vista, Calif. girls basketball team was as good as advertised on a visit to South Tahoe on Monday, beating the host Vikings 58-28.

“We just played a very good basketball team, a quality team,” said South Tahoe head coach Tim Jaureguito, whose team fell to 2-8 despite a good effort. “They had good height, good athletes, and just a very good team.”

“We just didn’t hit our shots,” he said. “I would say in the second and third quarters, we were really cold.”

Jaureguito was pleased with the way his squad stuck the game out. In South Tahoe’s last game, the Vikings hung with Sparks early before the Railroaders went on to a 62-42 win. Senior guard-forward Missy Johnson and senior center Chantelle Young each had eight points for South Tahoe.

“I think we did some things which we did very well in comparison with last Tuesday,” Jaureguito said.

South Tahoe returns to action at 2 p.m. Wednesday when the Vikings play host to 3A Yerington.


South Tahoe’s young wrestlers hit the road for McQueen’s junior varsity tournament Saturday in search of experience.

South Tahoe took four of its less experienced wrestlers to the tournament, and junior Brad Ross returned with the best result of the day, a third-place finish in the 130-pound class. Ross lost only one match, to the eventual 130-pound champion.

John Napier also competed in the 130-pound class along with Tyler Corey in the 171-pound class and Nick Alexander in the 215-pound class.

“I was really pleased with the performance of the young athletes who competed on Saturday,” said South Tahoe head coach Tom Barnes.

South Tahoe resumes competition after the holidays, with a home meet against Carson and Douglas on Jan. 5. Barnes doesn’t expect his young charges to let up over the holidays.

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