Viking boys loses to Dayton in overtime, Churchill County
After winning its first two Northern League basketball games of the season, South Tahoe has lost its last two.
The Vikings lost at Dayton 51-46 in overtime Friday, Dec. 14, and returned home Tuesday in front of a big crowd and was defeated 89-54 by Churchill County.
Churchill hasn’t been played close this season in seven games, with its smallest margin of victory being 18 points. The Greenwave has beaten every other opponent by 30 or more.
And they jumped on the Vikings, pulling out to a 42-19 lead at halftime and ran away and hid in the fourth quarter.
Carl Valiente led the Vikings with 14 points, Kevin Lehmann added 11 points, five rebounds and four assists, Logan Chapman added eight points and five boards and Cameron Johnson scored six points.
South Tahoe played Dayton close throughout. The Vikings were down 10-6 after the first period, 24-22 at halftime and grabbed a 27-26 lead heading into the fourth.
Johnson led the way with 12 points and also dished out three assists.
Also for South Tahoe (2-5, 2-2 Northern League), Cameron Lehmann scored nine points, including a pair of 3-pointers, Kevin Lehmann, including a pair of 3-pointers, and grabbed six rebounds, Valiente had eight points and five steals and Frank Aquilina netted five points.
The Vikings are off until 2019 when they play Jan. 4 at Lowry.