North Tahoe basketball: Boys cap season with road win at Whittell
ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. and#8212; The Laker boys overcame foul trouble and a thin bench to defeat Whittell 55-51 and ruin the Warriors’ senior night Friday in Zephyr Cove.
North Tahoe finished 1-11 in league play, only one game behind Whittell (2-10) for the final berth in next week’s regional tournament in Reno.
Whittell will play either Battle Mountain, Rite of Passage or Lovelock in the opening-round tournament game at 7 p.m. Thursday at Wooster High School.
The Lakers, who only brought seven players to the game, avenged a 66-51 loss to Whittell on Wednesday on Dollar Hill.
North Tahoe took a 24-23 halftime lead behind the hot shooting of guard Trevor Trimm. Trimm canned three trifectas and finished with 11 first-half points. Mitchell Conn scored eight first-half points, including a shot from beyond the arc.
The Lakers were whistled with 12 fouls in the opening 16 minutes, with Trimm and Matt Walther each saddled with three.
Whittell missed eight free-throw attempts before halftime, or the Warriors could have enjoyed the lead at the break.
Cody Nelson, a senior, had 14 points for the Warriors, while senior Michael Koskin contributed 10 points and five rebounds. Junior John Robinson delivered eight points and eight rebounds and Blake Heldt-Werle, a junior, supplied eight points, four rebounds and four assists.
Whittell junior Alex Potnick received a second technical foul late in the fourth quarter and won’t be eligible for Thursday’s regional tournament game.
and#8212; David Werle contributed to this story.
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