North Tahoe basketball | Boys tune up in Whittell Tournament
December 11, 2012
North Tahoe boys basketball team finished 1-2 in the Whittell Tournament this past weekend, with two close losses against Redding Christian and Whittell and a clobbering win over KIPP Collegiate of San Jose.
The Lakers opened with a huge second-half comeback effort against Redding Christian only to fall short, 58-54. The Lakers trailed 34-10 at the half after a cold start, but outscored Redding Christian 44-24 in the third and fourth quarters.
Junior point guard Alex Tyler led North Tahoe with 19 points, making 13 of his 14 free-throw attempts, while sophomore Mitchell Myers contributed 14 points.
North Tahoe bounced back with a lopsided win against KIPP Collegiate, by score of 79-22. Tyler scored 19 points again, while senior Colin Spencer chipped in 11 points and senior Sean McDermott had 10 points.
KIPP Collegiate had a rough tournament, as the Bay Area school also lost 95-15 against Redding Christian and 64-16 against Whittell, and has mustered only 100 points in five losses this season.
The Lakers then played a back-and-forth thriller against an evenly matched Whittell team, losing 46-44. North Tahoe head coach Frank Wright said the Lakers had several opportunities to tie the score near the end of regulation but could not get the bucket they needed.
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Tyler and Myers scored 13 points apiece. Myers had seven rebounds and Spencer six.
North Tahoe, which is now 3-4 overall, is scheduled to host Division I North Valleys on Saturday at 2 p.m.
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