North Tahoe basketball: Boys use late surge to down Quincy
The Laker boys are scheduled to compete in the Wild West Shootout at Galena High this weekend and will host Portola on Monday at 6:30 p.m. The girls host Portola on Monday at 5 p.m.
North Tahoe’s basketball teams opened the season with mixed results in nonleague games at Quincy on Tuesday.
After three quarters of evenly matched play, the Laker boys outscored the Trojans 22-9 in the fourth quarter to run away with a 60-46 win.
The girls did not fare as well. After jumping out to a 5-0 lead in the opening minutes, the Lakers went on to lose 50-25.
The boys game was tightly contested until the final eight minutes, with Quincy leading 13-11 after one quarter, the teams knotted at 25 at the half and North Tahoe leading 38-37 after three quarters.
“It was a pretty good game,” North Tahoe coach Frank Wright said. “We have a lot of new kids and good things are happening. We’re young, but we play well together.”
Senior guard Andy Morgan scored a team-high 15 points for the Lakers, while Nick Joslin scored 11 points, Max Burkhardt had 10, Trent Lingruen nine and Teddy Gibeaut eight.
Quincy junior guard Crowe Herbertson-Deemer led all scorers with 22 points, and Jakob Grammer added 16 for the Trojans.
For the North Tahoe girls, senior forward Jordan Briggs and senior guard Mallory Tyler scored 10 points apiece to lead the way.
Despite the loss, second-year North Tahoe coach Lorena Aguilar said she was pleased with her team’s play, particularly in the fourth quarter. She expects the Lakers to round into form with more practice.
“It’s going to be a great season,” she said. “Everybody is excited.”