Alder Creek hoopsters hit the hardwood
The boys basketball season has begun at Alder Creek Middle School. The sixth- and seventh-grade team and eighth-grade team will play an action-packed schedule with 10 games and a championship tournament all in six weeks, ending Dec. 14.
In the first week of action, the Cougars played a scrimmage against North Tahoe on Nov. 6. Both Alder Creek teams were victorious.
Hosting Carson Valley the following day, Alder Creek’s seventh-grade team got off to a slow start before warming up as the game went on. The Cougars could not hold off Carson Valley, however, and suffered their first loss of the season.
Alder Creek’s eighth-grade team played Carson Valley tough, with both teams battling back and forth before Carson pulled out a close win.
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The Cougars played at Pau-Wa-Lu in Gardnerville in the second league game on Wednesday.
The seventh-grade squad came out playing tight defense to give Pau-Wa-Lu a hard time. Bradon Waters and Cole Roberts both had outstanding games, leading the Cougars to a one-point victory in overtime.
The Cougars’ eighth-grade team used a zone press that gave their opponent fits. Mitch Nelson and Colin Christian led the Cougars to victory with stellar play.
After the first week, both Alder Creek squads are 1-1 in league play.
1 Tony Rodriguez
2 Morgan Nevin
3 Mitch Nelson
4 Colin Christian
5 Tanner Churich
10 Bryan Reed
13 Ben Bolton
21 Nate Tanner
23 James DePew
25 Dillon Sheedy
31 Tim Parks
32 Phillip Smith
33 Nolan Fisher
Coaches: Noelle Nelson, Kerry Sheedy
Sixth- and seventh-grade
1 Nash McMullen
2 Reed McMullen
3 Cole Roberts
4 Graham Christian
5 Mitchell Schildge
10 Jon McCormic
12 Pat Shaffer
13 Max Blinoff
21 Griffin Brown
23 Trevor Auldridge
25 Trent McMullen
31 Brian Smith
32 Bradon Waters
Coach: Mike Griffin
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