North Tahoe basketball | Boys run league losing streak to four |

North Tahoe basketball | Boys run league losing streak to four

Staff report
North Tahoe senior Miles Brandt squares up for a 3-pointer during the Lakers' league game at Pershing County on Saturday. Pershing County won 48-34.
Courtesy Greg Briggs |

The North Tahoe boys earned a quality win at West Wendover on their league-opening road trip last month. But they’ve struggle ever since against their league foes, dropping four straight.

The Lakers lost a close game against visiting Silver Stage on Friday night, 55-50, and followed with a 48-34 loss at Pershing County on Saturday.

“We’re playing well; we’re just not winning,” said North Tahoe coach Frank Wright, whose team fell to 1-5 in league and 8-9 overall. “Hopefully we can turn that around this week.”

Senior forward Mitchell Myers led the Lakers with 14 points against Silver Stage (2-4 league, 2-7 overall). Miles Brandt added 12 points and Nick Joslin had 10.

Against Pershing County (1-5 league, 11-7 overall), the Mustangs edged the Lakers in each quarter to earn the 14-point win.

The Lakers trailed 12-11 after one quarter, 23-18 at the half and 35-27 after three quarters. Needing a big fourth quarter, the Lakers were outscored 13-7 in the final frame.

“We just couldn’t put the ball in the basket,” Wright said.

Joslin scored a team-high 13 points, while Myers scored seven and Trent Lingruen had five. Pershing County’s Marquise Green led all scorers with 18 points.

The Lakers will host Incline, which is tied for first place in the Northern Division III standings, on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Coleville on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

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