North Tahoe basketball | Nighthawks, Mustangs too much to handle |

North Tahoe basketball | Nighthawks, Mustangs too much to handle

Staff report
North Tahoe junior Mallory Tyler is fouled as she drives in for a layup against Silver Stage on Friday.
Courtesy Greg Briggs |

The North Tahoe girls lost to Silver Stage, 53-36, at home Friday night and fell to Pershing County, 44-20, on the road Saturday.

Silver Stage (2-2 league, 2-5 overall), which led 8-4 after one quarter, scored 20 in the second quarter to carry a 28-15 lead into the half.

The Lakers (0-5 league, 1-11 overall) bounced back with their best quarter in the third, when they scored 14 points to the Nighthawks’ nine to cut the lead to eight points, 37-29. The visitors outscored North Tahoe 16-7 in the fourth to pull away.

Junior guard Mallory Tyler led the Lakers with 13 points, including nine in the second quarter. Sophomore Jillian Argiris contributed 10 points, with nine of those coming in the Lakers’ big third quarter.

Jordan Briggs and Camryn Turner added four points apiece, and Sarah Trimm scored three.

At Pershing County (4-1 league, 11-6 overall) — the state runner-up last season — the Mustangs jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the first quarter and led 25-11 at the half. The hosts held the Lakers to one point in the third quarter while scoring 10.

Trimm scored a team-high nine points. Argiris scored five points, and Briggs, Tyler and Elise Avery each scored two.

The Lakers will host Incline on Friday at 6 p.m. and Coleville on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

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