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North Tahoe basketball | Laker girls smash Railroaders

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Sylas Wright / Sierra SunNorth Tahoe senior Irene Rojas, shown in a past game against Whittell, led the Lakers with 17 points in a 56-43 win against Sparks on Saturday. The Lakers are now 2-1 in Mount Rose League play.
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The North Tahoe girls’ basketball team routed 3A Sparks 56-43 in a Mount Rose League game at home Saturday.

The Railroaders scored the first two points to take their only lead of the game. It was all Lakers from there as the hosts used their quickness and rebounding advantage to pull away early.

North Tahoe led by as many as 20 points as senior guard Irene Rojas scored a team-high 17 points. Junior point guard Elizabeth Buhler scored 16 points while guiding the offense and senior post Samantha Jeffers pulled down 18 rebounds.

After Buhler and Rojas fouled out midway through the fourth quarter, sophomore Angela Wood and freshmen Sara Trimm and Sage Chador stepped up in their absence to help close out the game.

North Tahoe improved to 2-1 in Mount Rose League play and 6-8 overall.

The Laker boys, meanwhile, struggled to find offense in a 58-21 loss to visiting Sparks. The Railroaders led 14-5 after one quarter and 28-7 at the half.

Sophomore point guard Alex Tyler led the Lakers with five points and a steal, while Eduardo Rodriguez and Colin Spencer each contributed four points. Raul Alonzo had four rebounds.

The Lakers fell to 0-3 in the Mount Rose League and 4-12 overall while Sparks improved to 1-1 in the MRL and 12-4 overall.