St. Theresa, STMS each post wins in Optimist tourney
St. Theresa and South Tahoe Middle School each won a game in last weekend’s 43rd annual South Lake Tahoe Optimist Club Winter Classic.
South Tahoe opened the 16-team eighth-grade boys’ basketball tournament with a 47-36 victory over Avery.
Rylan Tepper and Jalen Quistgard led the Timberwolves with 13 and 10 points, respectively.
Tepper scored a team-high seven points as the Timberwolves lost to Camerado Springs 40-22 in the quarterfinals. Camerado Springs went on to finish third in the three-day tournament. In their final game, Martinez downed the Timberwolves 51-26. Tepper and Bryce Hallum were the home team’s top scorers with nine and eight points, respectively.
St. Theresa capped its weekend with a convincing 53-43 victory over Jackson. Bobby Perez sank a pair of three-points shots and made 10 free throws to score a game-high 18 points.
Brandon Cramer netted nine points and John Cefalu six for St. Theresa, which played their three games with a seventh-grade team.
Earlier in the tournament, St. Theresa lost to Eagle Valley 45-16. Kris DiGrande led St. Theresa with six points. Perez topped St. Theresa with six points in a 52-19 defeat to Magnolia.
For the third straight year, a team from Carson City won the tournament. Carson Valley won the championship for the second time in three years with a hard-fought 35-29 victory over neighbor Carson.
Matt Wylie and James Tenbroeck each scored 10 points for the champions.
Carson City, which was trying to win its first title since 1997, was led by Max Keller’s 10 points.
South Lake Tahoe Optimist Club 43rd Annual Winter Classic Basketball Tournament
South Tahoe 47, Avery 36
Camerado Springs 58, Markham 15
Martinez 43, Placer 26
Carson Valley 48, Cunha 40
Eagle Valley 45, St. Theresa 16
Incline Village 53, Magnolia 50
Carson City 49, Mark Twain 23
Taylor 51, Jackson 30
Camerado Springs 40, South Tahoe 22
Carson Valley 44, Martinez 27
Incline 47, Eagle Valley 40
Carson City 42, Taylor 39
Carson Valley 47, Camerado Springs 23
Carson City 43, Incline 39
Carson Valley 35, Carson City 29
Magnolia 38, Placer 37
Camerado Springs 41, Incline 38
Other consolation games
Martinez 51, South Tahoe 36
Eagle Valley 46, Taylor 41
Cunha 62, Markham 22
St. Theresa 53, Jackson 43
Avery 35, Markham 27
Placer 49, Cunha 44
Magnolia 52, St. Theresa 19
Mark Twain 39, Jackson 32
Placer 46, Avery 18
Magnolia 52, Mark Twain 18
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