North Tahoe basketball | Girls take down Longhorns on homecoming
The North Tahoe girls earned their first league win in nail-biting fashion, 36-35, over visiting Battle Mountain on Friday.
In front of a large homecoming crowd, North Tahoe sophomore Jillian Argiris hit a shot late in regulation to knot the score at 35 points apiece.
Sophomore Camryn Turner then stole in inbound pass and was fouled, sending her to the free-throw line where she converted one of her attempts to lift the Lakers to the one-point victory.
The Lakers (1-7 league, 2-15 overall) got off to a solid start, outscoring the Longhorns (1-6 league, 3-14 overall) 12-8 in the first quarter and carrying a 19-15 lead into the half.
Battle Mountain came back in the third quarter, outscoring the hosts 15-6 to take over the lead at 30-25 entering the final period.
The Lakers stepped up their game in the fourth, fueled by the vocal home crowd and the additional noise produced by the North Tahoe jazz band.
Argiris led the way with a game-high 11 points, including six in the crucial fourth quarter when the Lakers scored 11 points to the visitors’ five. Argiris hit two 3s in the game.
Junior guard Mallory Tyler scored 10 points, Sarah Trimm had six, Jordan Briggs four and Turner three.
For the Longhorns, sophomore Riane Schroeder scored a team-high 10 points, and Yulisa Vazquez contributed eight points.
The girls lost to visiting West Wendover, 46-32, the following day. The Lakers played the last two minutes with only four players after everyone else fouled out.
North Tahoe is scheduled to play at Yerington on Saturday and host Portola on Dec. 3.
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