South Tahoe girls drop one to Carson |

South Tahoe girls drop one to Carson

Dan ThriftSTHS's Monica Knight drives past a pair of Carson defenders on Tuesday night

The Carson High School Senators rolled over South Tahoe 52-17 in a Northern Nevada 4A Sierra Division girls’ basketball game Tuesday night in South Lake Tahoe.

The Vikings were never in the game, trailing 14-4 in the first quarter and 23-9 at the half.

Katie Kotter led the way for Carson with 16 points, and Talia Joyce added 10. Nine of 11 girls on the Senator roster scored.

“Going on the road we always want to come out strong,” said Carson head coach Paul Croghan. “Their girls played hard and we had to get on top of the game early. I think we made a statement and did what we intended to do.”

Croghan credited his team’s bench play, as well as free-throw shooting, for the win.

“I think we played hard on defense, and the kids did what we asked them to do,” he said. “The free throws were better. We seem to be going in the right direction.”

For South Tahoe, Monica Knight contributed four points, as did Tiffany Pinson and Lindsey Caven. Caven also had nine rebounds, which head coach Chris Proctor said was a bright spot in an otherwise difficult game.

“What we are still working on is getting 110-percent effort from all five at the same time,” Proctor said. “We need that kind of defensive effort, night in and night out.”

Only 10 girls dressed for South Tahoe, following the loss of three girls who are academically ineligible and one for medical reasons.

“Everyone, coaches and players alike, have learned a lot from this … adverse situation (this season),” Proctor added.

South Tahoe dropped to 0-7 in conference play and 1-13 overall. Carson improved its record to 5-2 in the conference and 18-7 overall.

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