Alder Creek girls lose two tough games |

Alder Creek girls lose two tough games

The Alder Creek Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball team lost two games this week against two of the power teams in the Tah-Neva League.On Tuesday, the Cougars traveled to Eagle Valley inCarson City and were defeated, 30-16.The first half was a seesaw battle between two very aggressive teams that ended in favor of Eagle Valley, 16-13. TheCougars could not get on track after intermission and did not score until the buzzer on a three-point bomb by Meghan McDonald.The Cougars played a close, hard-fought game for three and a half quarters against Carson Middle School on Thursday, eventually losing 39-25.Missed free throws and turnovers were the difference in this game, said Alder Creek head coach Geoff Stephens. But I was very proud of the effort the girls put forward. We learned a lot about the league and ourselves this week. We now know we can play with the elite teams. Well get better every week.Alder Creeks offensive was led by Megan Shalvis with 11 points, Sam OConnell with 8 points and Aly Coronado-Smith with 5.The Cougars travel to South Lake Tahoe next Tuesday and host Kingsbury on Wednesday. The Cougars are now 2-2 and are in third-place in the Tah-Neva League.

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