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Whittell coach praises team in defeat

Dan Thomas

While Whittell High’s girls hoops squad met the goals it set as a team, it couldn’t translate that improvement into a home win Wednesday against Yerington.

Whittell committed fewer than 10 turnovers, topped the 10-offensive-board mark, and had more than eight steals, but that couldn’t stop Yerington from running away for a 54-29 win.

“I was really pleased with the way the girls played,” said Whittell head coach Lindsay Wines, whose squad fell to 0-12 overall, 0-3 in league play. “Offensively, we were able to run the ball, and some of Yerington’s points came off our turnovers.”

“I think the girls, most of them, were pleased with the way they played when the game was over, and that’s good,” she said. “I was pleased with the way they played.”

Sophomore center Ashley Berns had a breakout game for the Warriors, leading the team with seven points, and adding 11 rebounds and an assist. Courtney Benvenuto, a senior playing her first year of basketball, had six points, six boards, six steals and no turnovers, and Caitlin Fagan had no turnovers as Whittell’s point guard.

Whittell returns to action on Friday with a 6 p.m. game at Hawthorne.

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