North Tahoe basketball | Boys, girls earn big wins on the road |

North Tahoe basketball | Boys, girls earn big wins on the road

Shannon Litz / Nevada AppealNorth Tahoe sophomore guard Alex Tyler drives the ball to the basket during the Lakers' 47-37 win against Sierra Lutheran on Saturday.

The North Tahoe boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both defeated Sierra Lutheran on the road Saturday, the boys by a score of 47-37 and the girls 46-22.

The Laker boys stormed back after a slow start, outscoring the Falcons 14-8 in the second quarter to pull to within three points, 17-14, at the half.

After an evenly played third quarter, North Tahoe exploded for 22 points to Sierra Lutheran’s 11 to take over the lead and then pull away for the win.

Brendon Arnold and Mitchell Myers led the Lakers with 11 points apiece, while Raul Alonzo and Colin Spencer each scored eight points and Alex Tyler six.

Two nights before, the North Tahoe boys lost 43-31 at Portola. Tyler scored a team-high seven points. Alonzo, Spencer and Myers each had six points, and Omar Varges scored four.

The boys are now 4-7 overall.

In the girls’ game, the Lakers heated up midway through the second quarter after a slow start, then took it to the Falcons the remainder of the contest en route to the big win.

Senior post Samantha Jeffers led the Lakers with a double-double, posting 14 points and 15 rebounds, while junior point guard Elizabeth Buhler scored 12 points. Freshman Sage Chador pulled down nine rebounds.

The Laker girls (4-7) also dropped a road game at Portola on Thursday, 46-27.

In spite of the loss, Jeffers had a big game with 16 points and 20 rebounds.

and#8220;The only bright spot is we played really hard,and#8221; said North Tahoe head coach Rick Buhler, adding that the Lakers shot a low percentage from the field. and#8220;They played well. They just couldn’t make a basket.and#8221;

Coach Buhler said freshman Sara Trimm played a and#8220;very fundamentaland#8221; game filling in for Mago Olivares, who was out with an injury.

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