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North Tahoe basketball: Boys eliminated from postseason picture

Staff report

North Tahoe's boys basketball team was eliminated from playoff contention with a couple of league losses this past Friday and Saturday. The Lakers lost 53-46 against visiting Silver Stage and 59-42 at Pershing County.

The North Tahoe girls also dropped a pair of Division III contests against the same teams, falling 52-12 against the Mustangs and by a close — but unknown — score against the Nighthawks.

Trent Lingruen led the North Tahoe boys with 12 points against Silver Stage, Nick Joslin added 10 points and Teddy Gibeaut had seven. Against the Mustangs, Joslin and Max Burkhart scored nine points apiece, and Gibeaut scored six.

In the girls game at Pershing County, Mustangs senior Mary Happy led all scorers with 24 points, while Bailey Wanner scored 14. Happy made seven three-pointers in the game, but she also attempted 27 shots from beyond the arc.

The Lakers, whose stats were not available, ended the game with just four players. North Tahoe had seven players against Silver Stage but struggled down the stretch with a limited amount of fresh legs off the bench.

After Tuesday's nonleague game at Coleville, the girls have two games remaining — at ROP on Friday and at home against Yerington on Saturday at 2 p.m. The boys end the season at home against Yerington on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Northern Division III standings

Boys

1. Yerington 10-0

2. Pershing County 8-2

3. Incline 6-5

4. Battle Mountain 5-5

5. West Wendover 4-6

6. North Tahoe 2-9

7. Silver Stage 1-9

Girls

1. Incline 9-2

2. West Wendover 7-3

3. Yerington 6-4

4. Pershing County 6-4

5. Battle Mountain 5-5

6. Silver Stage 3-7

7. North Tahoe 0-11