STHS girls play Reed tough for a half |

STHS girls play Reed tough for a half

Steve Yingling

South Tahoe High’s girls basketball team hung with perenial Northern Nevada League power Reed for a half before dropping a 58-24 nondivision contest Tuesday night in Sparks.

The Vikings only trailed 32-19 at the break, but poor shooting and a slew of fouls unraveled the 1-4 club.

“The score wasn’t indicative of the way we played. We’ve improved tremendously over the last week,” said Viking assistant Lisa Jaureguito. “We need to work on help-side defense and we need to bring our shooting percentages up.”

The Vikings only made 5-of-22 free throw attempts.

South Tahoe’s Courtney Wilson scored eight points before fouling out. Casey Hydrick chipped in six points and Melissa Maxwell had four.

STHS plays a practice game against Whittell at 2:30 p.m. Saturday before confronting Sparks in its home opener next Tuesday.

Whittell High’s girls basketball team left Coleville with a foul taste in their mouths Tuesday night.

Three Warriors, including leading scorer Sarah Sufka, fouled out late in the fourth period as Coleville escaped with a 48-39 nonleague victory.

Whittell trailed by four points with 3 minutes, 30 seconds remaining, “then we panicked, thinking we had to foul, and they made their free throws,” said Whittell coach Lindsay Wines.

Sufka picked up three fouls in the first period and her fourth a minute into the third quarter but managed to hang around until fouling out with 2:00 left. Amber Weiss and Jennifer Miles also fouled out late in the game.

Weiss led the Warriors with 12 points and Caitlin Fagan netted nine. Miles was a force inside, pulling down 12 rebounds.

Whittell’s JV lost 57-13.

Whittell hosts South Tahoe in a doubleheader that begins at 1 p.m. Saturday in Zephyr Cove.

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