Whittell girls’ hoops wins Coleville tourney
The Whittell High girls’ basketball team might have lost two of its players from last year, but the Warriors started the season on a positive note after winning the Coleville tournament on Saturday in Coleville.
Isabel Concha-Foley and Brittney Makara each scored 10 points to lead Whittell to a 32-30 win over Coleville in the championship game. Concha-Foley and Kendra Koskin combined for 20 rebounds in the two-point victory.
“We did a lot of things right, but there still are a lot of things we need to improve on,” WHS coach Nathan Tolbert said. “We don’t have our full offense in yet because we have people who have never played before.”
In Whittell’s 45-12 semifinal win over Sierra Lutheran on Friday night, Koskin posted a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Concha-Foley contributed eight points and 14 rebounds – six of them offensive boards.
Koskin also added seven assists, one more than Makara dished out. This is Sierra Lutheran’s first year fielding a girls’ basketball team.
Whittell (2-0) hosts Coleville in a nonleague game on Tuesday night at 6 in Zephyr Cove.
Wolves edge Warrior boys
The way Whittell boys’ basketball coach Brian Mehrer sees it, his team won’t have to wait along to avenge Saturday’s 49-47 loss to Coleville in the championship game of the Coleville tournament. The Warriors host the Wolves on Tuesday night at 7:30 in a nonleague game in Zephyr Cove.
And if his underclassmen duplicate their tournament performances, Mehrer might turn the tables on Coleville.
Freshman Alex Potnick scored all 18 of his points in the second half on 3-pointers, and sophomore Jordan Morgan added 17 points. In the Warriors’ 57-30 semifinal win over Sierra Lutheran on Friday, sophomore Cody Nelson scored a team-high 20 points, Morgan added 16 points and Potnick finished with 15.
Mehrer said 6-foot-4 post player Jeremy Dominguez and senior Christian Hernandez – the team’s leading scorer last season – should return this week. Whittell (2-1) also hosts Virginia City in a nonleague game on Friday night in Zephyr Cove.