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Warriors bury Smith Valley

Steve Maltase already knew that his Warriors play good defense. Now, the Whittell High boys basketball coach is starting to see his Warriors become a good offensive team, too.

The Warriors scored more than 70 points for the second time in three games in a 74-54 drubbing of Smith Valley on Thursday night in Zephyr Cove.

“If we keep doing that, I think good things will happen,” Maltase said. “It’s not going to be that easy Saturday, but it was nice to work out some kinks and score some points.”



Whittell, 1-1 in the Nevada 2A Northern Division and 6-11 overall, travels to Incline Village on Saturday to play the 0-1 Highlanders.

Bryan Sigel torched Smith Valley for 23 points and Luke Forvilly scored a career-high 14.



Whittell led 43-35 at the half, and turned up their defensive pressure to put away the visitors. The Warriors outscored Smith Valley 16-6 in the third period for a 59-41 lead, allowing Maltase to substitute freely in the final period.

“In the second half we played good defense and got a lot of points off turnovers,” Maltase said.

Whittell’s Nestor Flores added nine points and Nick Summers collected seven points and eight assists.


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