Lady Vikings cruise past Sparks in lopsided win |

Lady Vikings cruise past Sparks in lopsided win

Tom Lotshaw
Kaila Griffis led the South Tahoe Lady Vikings in scoring with 13 points in their win over Sparks Tuesday, Jan. 14.
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Sparks couldn’t keep up Tuesday as South Tahoe’s Lady Vikings ran off with a 51-13 win at home.

The game was scoreless for the first few minutes of play. Then South Tahoe turned on its full court press and forced turnover after turnover, taking an 11-0 lead in the first quarter and a 21-5 lead into halftime.

Sparks (1-11, 1-6 IA Northern) would never recover, getting outscored by a 30-8 margin in the second half.

Everyone on South Tahoe’s roster scored in the league win. Kaila Griffis led the Lady Vikings with 13 points. Riley Chapman scored 11. Hanna Neiger, Andi Jo Embry and Bailey Barcellos each scored six.

South Tahoe improves to 5-9, 4-3 IA Northern with the win.

Like the varsity boys’ team, the Lady Vikings are in the middle of the pack in league standings and battling for a fourth-place playoff spot.

They, too, face Churchill County (8-7, 5-1 IA Northern) at home Saturday. Fallon has won four straight and plays at Sparks Friday.

As the season approaches the halfway mark, every league game counts.

“They’re ahead of us in league standings,” South Tahoe coach Michael Neiger said about Fallon. “We played them close last year. We were tied in the fourth quarter and lost. We have three hard practices this week and we’re focusing on that.”

Saturday’s game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m.

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