North Tahoe basketball | Girls drop league contest to Yerington
North Tahoe is scheduled to host Silver Stage on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and travel to Pershing County on Saturday.
The Yerington girls jumped out to a big early lead and never let off the throttle in a 59-29 win at North Tahoe on Saturday.
The Lakers struggled from the onset against a well-rounded Lions squad that received scoring contributions from nine of its 10 players.
Sophomore Shania Frank led the way, scoring 11 of her game-high 18 points as Yerington outscored North Tahoe 11-1 in the first quarter and 24-8 in the second to carry a commanding lead into the break.
“We started slow. That killed us,” said first-year Lakers head coach Lorena Aguilar. “We’ve got to play from the first second to the last.”
After North Tahoe’s sluggish start offensively, junior guard Mallory Tyler provided a boost with an eight-point outburst in the second quarter.
Yerington managed to contain Tyler in the second half. Senior guard Sarah Trimm then took over for the Lakers. She scored all 14 of her points in the final two quarters, including 10 points in the fourth when North Tahoe outscored the visitors 14-8.
North Tahoe junior forward Jordan Briggs contributed four points, with both of her buckets coming from the perimeter, while sophomore Elise Avery scored two.
For Yerington, Mya Murphy and Haydyn Thom each scored nine points, and Jordan Bobrick had eight.
“I think we could be there with them once we come together as a team,” Aguilar said. “Once we come together we’re going to be much better. But we haven’t gotten there yet.”
North Tahoe fell to 1-7 overall and 0-2 in Northern Division III league play. Yerington improved to 4-5 overall and 2-1 in league.
The Lakers are scheduled to host Silver Stage on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and travel to Pershing County on Saturday.
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