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Huskies too dog-gone good for Lady Vikings

David Gignilliat

Most coaches know it’s hard to win when the opponent has a shooting percentage of more than 50 percent from the field. But when it happens from from beyond the three-point arc, it’s doubly difficult.

But that’s exactly the kind of ‘lights-out’ shooting performance South Tahoe had to contend with Wednesday evening, falling 88-24 to defending zone champion Reno.

“I don’t believe the score is indicative of how we played,” said Vikings coach Tim Jaureguito. “I thought we were making things happen out there.”

The Huskies outsized South Tahoe by a wide margin; Reno started five players over 5-foot-11, including 6-foot-2 center Lorie LeMay. The Huskies’ size differential and a poor shooting performance by Vikings made for a tough go against “probably the best team in the state,” Jaureguito said.

South Tahoe fell behind 44-14 at halftime and only had one player finish with more than a single basket from the field. Forward Missy Johnson led all Viking scorers with nine points, including seven of eight from the charity stripe.

“There’s no doubt in mind that this team can regroup,” said Jaureguito, whose squad dropped to 4-11 and will host Wooster on Friday. “The score didn’t show it, but I was proud of the way they played and that’s what I told them.”

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