STHS girls feel deserving of win |

STHS girls feel deserving of win

Jeremy Evans
Dan Thrift/Tahoe Daily Tribune South Tahoe High's Coral Warren drives to the basket for two points during a Sierra Division basketball game against Wooster Tuesday at STHS.

Last year as a junior, Katelyn Pakes discovered how difficult the Sierra Division was. The South Tahoe High girls’ basketball team went 2-10 in division play and 6-18 overall.

Although wins are proving to be difficult again this year, Pakes didn’t have any problem putting Tuesday’s 70-47 win over Wooster at South Tahoe High School in perspective.

“It’s been a long time,” said Pakes, who scored 18 points for the Vikings in the win. “We could’ve won other games, but it just didn’t happen. I think this definitely lifted everybody’s spirits.”

Tess Braun scored a game-high 19 points for South Tahoe, which improved to 2-13 overall and 1-9 in division play. When the first quarter ended, the game was tied at 17.

But the Vikings outscored the Colts 21-6 to wrestle control of the game and give first-year STHS coach Chris Holmes his first division win as a varsity coach.

“They came out and did the things we asked of them,” Holmes said. “That’s a good sign because it shows they can make adjustments quickly. One of the keys for us was running the break and doing a good job passing the ball.”

South Tahoe extended a 48-25 third-quarter lead by 10 points in the fourth quarter en route to its largest margin of victory of the season. The Vikings play at Douglas on Friday and host Carson on Saturday.

“We’re just going to have to go in there and play good basketball against Douglas,” Holmes said. “Douglas has some size, but all we can control is what we can do.”

Danielle Ming scored a team-high 19 points for Wooster (3-18 overall, 1-9 division).

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