North Tahoe basketball | Warriors pull away from Laker boys |

North Tahoe basketball | Warriors pull away from Laker boys

Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Joe Proudman / Tahoe Daily TribuneBrendon Arnold puts up a contested shot against Whittell on Tuesday. Arnold led the Lakers with 12 points.

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. and#8212; Whittell’s full-court pressure was enough to wobble the North Tahoe offense on Tuesday night, as the Warriors cruised to a 65-47 win in Zephyr Cove.

The end of the first quarter left Whittell with a 17-9 lead and 10 fouls between the Mount Rose League schools.

The Lakers found themselves back in the game after a couple of three-point plays, though, along with multiple baskets by Brendon Arnold early in the second quarter.

North Tahoe point guard Alex Tyler made it 19-17, but Whittell never gave up the lead. Back-to-back field goals by Garrett Bronken put Whittell up 23-17, and the Warriors went into the half up 28-21.

North Tahoe struggled at the line in the first half, making only eight of 20. The second half started with the Warriors jumping to a 41-26 lead midway through the third quarter.

Austin Neil led Whittell with 15 points, followed by Bronken with 12 points. Arnold led North Tahoe with 12 points.