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Warrior girls even league mark

The Whittell High School varsity girls basketball team pulled out a much-needed league win at home Saturday over West Wendover, 30-25.

Whittell is now 2-2 in league play and 4-12 overall.

“I was impressed,” said Whittell Head Coach Lindsay Wines. “It was a big win. Turnovers were a little high and we could have done a better job at that (but) I was pleased with the way we played.

“To win a league game like that is huge,” Wines added. “It still keeps us right along with the other teams in the league. We’re not getting too far behind.”

Leading scorers for the Warriors were Forward Anna Kingman with 10 and Guard Whitney Gielow with 8 points.

“Our three leading scorers in last night’s game are all sophomores,” Wines noted. “We are really starting to come together as a group, and our seniors are doing a great job with the kids.”

Wines expects the next few games to pose the greatest challenge of the season for the Warriors.

“Coming up this week is the toughest week of the season,” she said, citing games against division rivals Lovelock and Hawthorne, as well as Battle Mountain. “We play three games and two of them are long road trips.”

On Tuesday, the Warriors travel to Lovelock, and then on Friday night Hawthorne makes the trip to Zephyr Cove.

“We play Hawthorne, and then we have to get on a bus and go out to Battle Mountain (for a Saturday game),” she said. “That will be an up and back.

“We played them (Battle Mountain) last week and lost by one,” she added. “I think the girls are anxious to play them again. Lovelock and Hawthorne are probably the two best teams in the division, so for us it will probaby be a tough week.”

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