North Tahoe basketball | Girls thump West Wendover, fall to White Pine
Northern Division III girls basketball standings
White Pine 3-1
Battle Mountain 3-1
Pershing County 2-1
North Tahoe 1-2
Silver Stage 1-3
West Wendover 0-4
The North Tahoe girls basketball team split its two league games in eastern Nevada over the weekend, losing 41-13 to White Pine on Friday and winning 55-45 at West Wendover on Saturday.
The Lakers found White Pine, which has only one league loss, to be a fast and physical team.
The Bobcats played small and gave the Lakers fits as they struggled to set up their half-court offense, said North Tahoe coach Shaun Chilkotowsky. Foul trouble allowed the hosts to take a large lead and not look back behind their enthusiastic home crowd.
Senior guard Angela Wood led North Tahoe in scoring with seven points to go along with her six rebounds. Savannah App grabbed seven rebounds and also was able to swipe a few steals.
The West Wendover game was a different story. North Tahoe took control from the opening tip, using a strong half-court defense to frustrate the Wolverines.
“Our half-court pressure defense was very effective, with more than 50 percent of our points coming from our transition offense,” Chilkotowsky said. “We played together as a team and didn’t allow ourselves to get frustrated. We struggled to pass the ball in the first game but executed perfectly in the second game.
“If we can continue to play together and stay positive we should be competitive the rest of the season.”
Wood had a big game, finishing with 21 points, while fellow guard Sara Trimm added 19. The Briggs sisters, Taylor and Jordan, combined for 16 rebounds. The Lakers also went 12-of-20 from the free-throw line, with six different players making it to the charity stripe.
Freshmen Jillian Argiris, Camryn Turner and Xochitl Perez all came off the bench to help the cause with solid defense.
North Tahoe (1-2 league) is scheduled to host Yerington (1-3) on Friday at 6 p.m. and play at Silver Stage (1-3) on Saturday.
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