South Lake Tahoe girls basketball team defeats Truckee |

South Lake Tahoe girls basketball team defeats Truckee

Tim Jaureguito preaches that defense wins championships, whether it’s in football or basketball.

The South Tahoe girls basketball team took its coach’s ideology to heart Tuesday night as the Vikings pounded Truckee 62-40 to even its record at 1-1.

The Vikings were up 30-20 at the half, but blew the game open in the third quarter by holding the Wolverines to only five points.

“That was the difference in the game,” Jaureguito said. “I was really pleased with the way they came out and played defense in that third quarter.

“Our philosophy is to play tough defense.”

South Tahoe was led by a trio of scorers in Lindsey Hitt, Beth Hickman and Amy Carter. Hitt paced the Vikings with 20 points, while Hickman had 16 and Carter added 15.

“It was nice to see them all do well and score for us,” Jaureguito said.

The Vikings next hit the court when they travel to Winnemucca to compete in the Lowry Invitational Tournament on Thursday.

South Tahoe will face Spring Creek in the first game of the three-game tournament.

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