Whittell boys hoops goes 1-2 in Dayton tourney
The Whittell High boys’ basketball team went 1-2 over the weekend at the Sutro Classic in Dayton. In the opener on Thursday night, the Warriors lost to 4A Damonte Ranch 61-38. Brian Hanshew led the way for the Warriors, scoring 12 points. Chris Craig and Tommy Esquivel each scored nine points and Chris Shapiro added eight points.
In the second round on Friday, Whittell rebounded from Thurday’s loss to beat Bishop 83-72, helped by Hanshew’s game-high 22 points. Five players scored in double figures for the Warriors, including Shapiro, who finished with 20 points. Craig scored 14 points, Esquivel 13 and Brian Vogt 12.
“The first game was just a tough game against a bigger school,” said Whittell coach Dennis Young. “The second game was just awesome. The kids were able to get the ball to drop into the basket.”
Whittell then lost to Dayton 82-42 in its final game Saturday. The Dust Devils outscored the Warriors 18-3 in the final 3:39 of the second quarter to take command. Young was ejected late in the second quarter and Whittell was whistled for five technical fouls.
Shapiro led the Warriors offensively with 13 points. Vogt and Handshew each added six points for Whittell (1-2), which plays at Coleville on Tuesday night before its home opener on Wednesday against Sage Ridge.
Viking wrestlers go 2-1 at Yerington Duals
The South Tahoe wrestling team posted two more dual wins Saturday at the Yerington Duals in Yerington. The Vikings started with a 51-9 win over Truckee, beat Fernley 51-30 and then lost to host Yerington 60-18 in its final dual. The Vikings’ dual record is now 4-1 after posting two big wins over Reno and Truckee last Wednesday.
South Tahoe hosts Wooster on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Young named all-state in football
Whittell High’s Jeff Young was named to the Class 2A all-state team. Young, a 5-10, 180 pound junior, was selected to the first team as a kicker and to the second team as a punter. Young kicked a school record 50-yard field goal in a loss to Battle Mountain. The Warriors went 0-7 this past season.
– Nevada Appeal sportswriter Darrell Moody contributed to this report.