North Tahoe basketball | Lakers run into tough Yerington squads
The North Tahoe boysand#8217; and girlsand#8217; basketball teams dropped 2A crossover games at Yerington on Tuesday, the boys by a score of 76-41 and the girls 44-22.
In the girlsand#8217; game, North Tahoe played Yerington to a 7-all tie after one quarter. But the Lions outscored the Lakers 16-1 in the second quarter to take command.
The Lakers scrapped to get back in it, scoring nine points to Yeringtonand#8217;s eight in the third quarter, but the Lions pulled away with another strong fourth quarter.
Junior point guard Elizabeth Buhler scored a team-high 13 points for the Lakers, while senior post Samantha Jeffers contributed six points. Yeringtonand#8217;s Tahlyah McFalls led all scorers with 16 points to go along with her 11 rebounds.
The Lakers are now 3-6 overall; Yerington is 6-7.
North Tahoeand#8217;s boys were undermanned, with only six players suited up to play. Three players remain academically ineligible, while senior post Brendon Arnold just recorded his 10th practice and should be available to play next week, said North Tahoe head coach Dan Rosenfield.
and#8220;With only six players, our guys had to play some iron man minutes,and#8221; said Rosenfield, who hopes to get the three ineligible players back next week as well.
North Tahoe senior big man Raul Alonzo led all scorers with 18 points, while Alex Tyler scored 13 points in his first game of the season; the sophomore guard recently recovered from an injury.
The Lakers are now 3-6 overall as Yerington improved to 11-3.