South Tahoe girls b-ball downs Dayton 52-39, earns road split
DAYTON, Nev. — The South Tahoe girls basketball team completed its first sweep of the season Saturday, Jan. 30, to earn a weekend split on the road. The Vikings downed the Dust Devils 52-39 following a narrow defeat at Fernley the previous night.
South Tahoe (5-12, 4-7 I-A Northern) led by 13 points at halftime in Saturday’s game, and maintained that advantage after the break en route to victory. The Vikings beat Dayton (4-17, 1-9) by five points at home in the first round of league play.
On Friday, Jan. 29, South Tahoe suffered a close 42-39 loss at Fernley. The Vikings trailed by 12 points at halftime, and fell short despite outscoring the Vaqueros in each of the last two quarters.
After the split, South Tahoe sat in seventh place in the Div. I-A Northern League standings — a game back of Spring Creek and Truckee for the league’s last playoff spot. The Vikings returned to action against the Wolverines on Tuesday, Feb. 2.