North Tahoe basketball | Boys drop opener at Warrior Holiday Invitational |

North Tahoe basketball | Boys drop opener at Warrior Holiday Invitational

Steve YinglingSun News Service
Steve Yingling / Sun News ServiceNorth Tahoe senior Trevor Trimm defends Whittellandamp;#8217;s Garrett Bronken in the backcourt in the fourth quarter of Friday's 53-39 Laker loss.

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. andamp;#8212; Alex Vogt and Garrett Bronken werenandamp;#8217;t about to let rival North Tahoe come into their gym and spoil Whittellandamp;#8217;s opening day of the Warrior Holiday Invitational.The Whittell guards combined for 10 points in crunch time, fueling the Warriors as they pulled away to a 53-39 victory.Vogt finished with 15 points, while Bronken scored 11. Tanner Sigel added nine and Blake Heldt-Werle eight for the Warriors.-Bronkenandamp;#8217;s short bank shot broke a scoring drought by both teams to open the final quarter, giving Whittell a 41-35 lead. Bronken followed with a slicing layup and Vogtandamp;#8217;s steal and left-handed layup gave Whittell a 47-37 edge with 2:26 to go. Bronken capped a 12-2 run by cashing in two free throws after grabbing an offensive rebound.Brett Roberts and John Baker each scored 10 points for North Tahoe.Vogt scored a pair of buckets to start the third quarter as Whittell opened a 13-point bulge. But North Tahoe began to find success from beyond the three-point arc. Roberts buried two trifectas in the third quarter, which North Tahoe won 16-11 to pull within 39-35.Both teams were plagued by turnovers to start the final eight minutes, then Bronken and Vogt took over.The Warriors played without senior Alex Potnick, who was attending a baseball showcase.North Tahoe was scheduled to play Woosterandamp;#8217;s JV at noon Saturday, then Truckee at 4:30 p.m. Results were not available.

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