North Tahoe basketball: Boys, girls look to rebound from disappointing losses
TEAM RECORDS: North Tahoe 2-1 league, 6-7 overall; Incline 2-0 league, 3-9 overall.
RECAP: The Lakers got off to a horrible start, scoring just two points in the first quarter before posting 19 in the second to tie the game at 21 leading into the break. Shooting, especially at the free-throw line, made the difference down the stretch, as North Tahoe made only four-of-18 from the line in the fourth qurter to Incline’s nine-of-13. For the game, North Tahoe converted only 12 of 34 at the line. In the second half, the Lakers shot 14 percent from the field while Incline shot 44 percent.
LEADING CONTRIBUTORS: Kelly Hester scored a team-high 16 points and had five steals, while Brit Johnson added 13 points on three-of-seven shooting from 3-point range. Shannon Stack pulled down 14 rebounds and had five steals. For Incline, Kelly Cherry scored a game-high 17 points.
COACH SCOTT CONN COMMENTS: “I’ve got to hand it to Incline. They hit the shots when they needed to. My girls played flat; Incline played inspired. They did a good job, and they deserve the win.”
With three starters banged up, including Shelby Adams (ankle), Brit Johnson (groin) and Kelly Hester (back), the Lakers are trying to get healthy for three games this week. They are scheduled to host Pyramid Lake on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. and host Virginia City on Wednesday at 6 p.m. before playing a league game at Mineral County (Hawthorne) on Saturday.
TEAM RECORDS: North Tahoe 2-2 league; Incline 2-1 league, 9-5 overall
RECAP: Incline set the tone early, with Micheal Ceragioli opening the scoring with a 3-pointer and Josh Dykstra following with a slam dunk for the game’s first five points. The Highlanders kept up the pace throughout the contest.
UP NEXT: North Tahoe is scheduled to host Pyramid Lake on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and host Virginia City on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. before playing a league game at Mineral County (Hawthorne) on Saturday.
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