North Tahoe basketball | Girls compete in Whittell Tournament |

North Tahoe basketball | Girls compete in Whittell Tournament

North Tahoe sophomore Jillian Argiris releases a shot during an early-season home game.
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The Lakers are scheduled to host Loyalton on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and will begin league play at Battle Mountain and West Wendover this Friday and Saturday. North Tahoe hosts Yerington on Jan. 3.

The North Tahoe girls basketball team tuned up for league play in the Whittell Tournament last week.

The Lakers finished 0-4, falling 57-25 to Fall River, 58-36 to Owyhee, 54-19 to Bishop and 54-30 to Incline.

Sophomore Jillian Argiris led the Lakers with a team-high 12 points against Fall River, with many of her shots coming on offensive rebound put-backs. Senior guard Sara Trimm added 11 points, including two 3-pointers.

Junior guard Mallory Tyler poured in 17 points against Owyhee to lead the way, while Trimm contributed 15.

With tired legs against Bishop, which was the Lakers’ second opponent of the day Friday, Trimm scored nine points and Tyler four.

North Tahoe played Incline tough through the first half, which ended with the Highlanders leading 22-15. Incline outscored North Tahoe 23-7 in the third quarter to pull away. Trimm had 14 points and Tyler 10. Incline junior forward Kira Porter led all scorers with 27 points to go along with her 18 rebounds.

“We are getting better,” said first-year North Tahoe coach Lorena Aguilar, adding that the Lakers have struggled to convert layups in the early going. “Staying with Incline proved to us that we are varsity ready.”

North Tahoe is 1-4 on the year.

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