On Friday, the Spartans (4-15 overall, 3-8 in league) were edged out in a 38-36 defensive struggle versus No. 6 Dayton — the Dust Devils claiming each of the season meetings — and Spring Creek’s home stand closed Saturday with a 66-52 loss to South Tahoe.
Coming off Friday’s 58-55 road win against Fernley, the Spartans took a dive in the middle portions of Saturday’s 55-48 loss to Sparks — just its second win in league play — the Railroaders improving to 3-18 overall and 2-13 in the Division 3A North.
As the No. 8 Spartans (5-16 overall, 4-9 in league) attempt to gain some traction and climb back into the discussion for an appearance in the Division 3A North regional tournament, the sledding will not be easy.