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WHS hopsters

Steve Yingling

Whittell improved its execution against Smith Valley’s full-court press and as a result they were more competitive with the Nevada Class A school on the road Tuesday night.

The Warriors lost by 42 points in their first meeting with the Bulldogs on Jan. 16, but made their hosts work harder in a 47-29 defeat Tuesday.

“The tried to run a couple different defenses on us, but the one that caused us the most problems was the their man,” said Whittell coach Lindsay Wines. “I thought we played a lot better than last time.”

Nine different Warriors scored – the most offensive diversity Whittell has show all season. Caitlin Fagan led the Warriors with nine points, and was followed by a five-point effort from Stephanie Evans.

Fagan also made eight steals, while Alisha Roth made four steals and Ashley Wines and Roth hit the boards for five rebounds.

Whittell, 2-17 overall, plays at Lovelock at 6 p.m. Friday.

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