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Warriors bash Highlanders

The Warriors can be thankful that their weakness against Incline on Friday wasn’t their full-court pressure defense.

Whittell High spent late Sunday afternoon working on their foul shooting following a subpar night at the line in Incline Village. The voluntary workout followed a satisfying 55-49 boys basketball victory over rival Incline.

“We played pretty good full-court pressure defense. It wore them down,” said Whittell coach Steve Maltase.



The defense helped Whittell build a 15-point third-quarter lead, but Maltase wasn’t happy that his Warriors started the period with a four-point edge.

“We missed 10 free throws in the first half, and I gave them a little bit of chewing about that at the half,” Maltase said. “It could have changed the face of the game, and it’s gonna cost us eventually. We need to take a look at those and take them a little more seriously.”



Freshman Nick Summers’ three treys helped trigger a 19-point third quarter that ended with Whittell ahead 41-31.

Incline closed the gap to three points in the final eight minutes, but Summers and sophomore point guard Nestor Flores hit some key foul shots down the stretch to put away the Highlanders.

Summers led the Warriors with 27 points, including 9-of-11 at the foul line. Bryan Sigel tossed in 12 points. Flores contributed six points, but Maltase felt he was a major difference in the outcome.

“He’s really been handling the ball well and he’s definitely our leader,” Maltase said. “His poise, decision-making and court sense is really leading the way.”

Whittell, 7-10 overall and 2-1 in Nevada 2A North play, kept pace with league-leading Tonopah, which has won all three of its division games on the road. The two teams meet Saturday in Tonopah.

But first the Warriors will try to avenge an embarrassing defeat to Virginia City on Tuesday in Zephyr Cove.

Cavin Ross of South Tahoe High continued his season of wrestling excellence by raising his record to 30-1 with three victories in Elko over the weekend.

The Viking 119-pounder beat Galena and Elko grapplers by decisions and won by forfeit against McQueen.

The Vikings struggled as a team during two days of dual matches, losing to Galena 46-28, McQueen 50-28 and Elko 74-4.

Ross had the Vikings’ only win against Elko, defeating Chris Hunton 12-0.

“We were very competitive in two of the matches, but we’re still giving up too many pins,” said Vikings coach Jack Lopez.

The Vikings, 9-10 overall and 1-7 in Nevada 4A duals, travel to Sparks on Wednesday for duals with Sparks and Reno.

Beat Incline 55-49

won at incline 2 years ago.

Tonopah 3-0

Whittell 2-1

four for league, two league

3 road wins

play Tonopah this Saturday

Hawthorne, Friday

Virginia City at home Tuesday

our pressure, we played pretty good full court it wore them down, 15 point lead late in third, due to foul trouble and some weird bounces, Incline got within 3 with 2 minutes left. pulled away at the end by executing down the stretch

missed 10 free throws.

free throw shooting on Sunday

“can make them og, optional 4:30. give them ittle bit chewing at hatlme abut that, only

8 free throws, 2 front ends, it would hacanged face of game. we need look at those take little more seriously.

It’s gonna cost us eventually.

Second half, 10 of 13

Third quarter, Nick 4 of 4 free throws, buriied four straight that knd pulled us away, he and Nestor down stretch closed out by hitting

Nick, 4 3s, zone, he and sigel broke him down

27 points, 9 of 11 line, 4 3s, 3 in second half.

doesn’ tbothr him to do it.

team defense was really good I think that was key to our win.

Sigel 12.

Nestor Flores 6, He’s really been handling ball, def he’s our leader. His poise and decision making and court sense is really leading way. He’s reason these guys are scoirng lot of points. He doesn’t understand he’s prob our most val payer leading team, gets down score more points…

20 points per game,

9-8, WHS

22-18 at half

41-31 after three.

Whittell: Summers 27, Flores 6, Sigel 12, J. Summers 4, Forvilly 3, Warnick 3 – 51.

INCLINE: Clark 15, Dyess, K 14, R. Dyess 9, Anderson 8, Craig 3 – ..

7-10 overall. 2-1.

Jessica Davis of Squaw won women’s division, 20.47: Amber 20.21, second, ; Courtney 15.43, won age group J4, fifth overall.

Travis Ramos, first, 26.06; Ryan 18.44, blew out both runs, had trouble lower part of course, just made bumps Saturday, they weren’t really shaped. it takes good week to ski them in, really raw, really deep and long course and hard snow so everyboyd had a tough time.

Sprint Bumps and Jumps March 3-4, best pros and world cup guys. Winter Park,

race department did great job, got lot hep Squaw Vallye Freestye team to put it on.


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