WHS turns tables on Incline
Five days after losing to Incline 42-24, the Whittell girls’ basketball team returned the favor on its rival on Tuesday when the Warriors defeated the Highlanders 43-39 in Zephyr Cove.
Sophomore Isabel Concha-Foley scored a game-high 20 points – 14 of them coming in the second half – and Tierney McKool added 11 points and four steals.
“It feels good because, first, Incline is our biggest rivals, but also because we were literally beaten last time,” said WHS coach Nathan Tolbert. “I always believed we made them look a lot better than they were, and today we showed how we are capable of playing.”
The Highlanders went up 11-4 in the first quarter, but the Warriors came back in the second half to make it 13-13 going into halftime. Incline again jumped out ahead before Whittell outscored the opposition 19-11 in the final quarter.
Whittell (4-1) plays Dayton on Thursday in the first round of the Comstock Classic in Virginia City. The Warriors face Coleville and Wells on Friday, then play Loyalton (Calif.) on Saturday.
“Dayton should be a good test,” Tolbert said. “Like Incline, they are a 3A team. Hopefully we can get some more work done in practice today.”
WHS boys improve to 4-1
Jordan Morgan scored a team-high 17 points and Christian Hernandez added 16 as the Whittell boys’ basketball team defeated Sierra Lutheran 71-46 in a nonleague game on Monday night in Minden.
Cody Nelson added 12 for the Warriors, who also got nine points from freshman Blake Werle and eight from Jeremy Dominguez. Whittell beat Sierra Lutheran for the third time this season and improved to 4-1.
Coleville defeated the Warriors in a nonleague game on Dec. 4 but had to forfeit the victory after learning it had used a player for too many minutes in the JV and varsity contests.
Whittell (4-1) competes at the Comstock Classic Thursday through Saturday in Virginia City.
Dayton girls nip Vikings
Tess Braun scored 16 points and Cassandra Diaz added eight, but it wasn’t enough in a 47-45 nonleague loss to Dayton on Tuesday night in Dayton. The Vikings (3-3) took a 43-42 lead on a Jessie Hallard 3-pointer with 1:30 remaining, but the Dust Devils made their free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.