Whittell boys b-ball crushes Coleville 83-8, remains unbeaten in league | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Whittell boys b-ball crushes Coleville 83-8, remains unbeaten in league

Anthony Gentile
Whittell junior Dismas Womack (left) and senior Palmer Chaplin (right) celebrate a 3-pointer from teammate Quinn Kixmiller in the Warriors’ league contest against Coleville on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
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ZEPHYR COVE — The Whittell boys basketball team met a winless opponent Tuesday, Jan. 12, and the result was its most lopsided victory of the season. The Warriors scored a season-high in points while allowing a season-low in an 83-8 home win over Coleville, a fourth straight victory to open league play.

Whittell (10-2, 4-0 IV West) scored the game’s first 22 points, and had a 20-0 lead midway through the first quarter. The Warriors overwhelmed Coleville (0-9, 0-4) with full-court pressure from the outset, and had a commanding 24-3 advantage after the opening eight minutes.

The Warriors stretched that lead to 49-4 by halftime, holding the Wolves to a single free throw midway through the second quarter. In a second half played with a running clock, Whittell continued to roll — its 75-point win was the largest in four seasons under head coach Phil Bryant.

Senior Quinn Kixmiller led the Warriors with 19 points Tuesday, including 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions in the fourth quarter. Junior Dismas Womack scored 17, senior Palmer Chaplin finished with 15 and sophomore Troy Libert added eight.

Whittell’s nonleague game against North Valleys (Reno, Nev.) scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 13, was canceled due to weather — no make-up date has been announced. The Warriors return to action at home Friday, Jan. 15, against Mineral County with tipoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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