North Tahoe basketball | Win keeps boys in playoff hunt |

North Tahoe basketball | Win keeps boys in playoff hunt

Staff report
North Tahoe senior Alex Tyler scored 24 points to help lead the Lakers to a 59-40 win at ROP on Tuesday.
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Northern Division III standings


West Wendover 11-1

Incline 10-2

Battle Mountain 8-5

Pershing County 6-6

White Pine 6-6

Yerington 6-7

North Tahoe 5-7

ROP 2-10

Silver Stage 1-11

The Lakers’ playoff hopes are still alive.

The North Tahoe boys earned a crucial 59-40 win at Rite of Passage (ROP) on Tuesday, keeping the team’s postseason chances within reach down the final stretch of the regular season.

The win improved the Lakers’ record to 5-7 with four games remaining. They trail first-place West Wendover (11-1), Incline (10-2), Battle Mountain (8-5), Pershing County (6-6), White Pine (6-6) and Yerington (7-7) but are still in the hunt for the fourth and final Northern Division III playoff seed.

North Tahoe finishes the regular season with games against Yerington, Silver Stage, Pershing County and Incline.

Senior point guard Alex Tyler led the Lakers with 24 points in their recent win, which ended a four-game losing streak. Noah McDermott scored eight points, while Mitchell Myers and Kolya Kelly each contributed six points.

The Lakers are scheduled to host Silver Stage, which defeated them 68-58 on Jan. 29, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Varsity girls start at 2 p.m.