WEST WENDOVER — The West Wendover boys and girls basketball teams both rode winning streaks into their Thursday and Friday 2A North contests.
The Indians (10-7 overall, 4-1 in league) will try to pick up where they left off versus the Dust Devils (1-11 overall, 0-5 in league) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, in Dayton.
Elko boys basketball team pulls out 54-50 victory over Lowry
On Jan. 6, the Lady Indians (10-5 overall, 3-2 in league) opened Division 3A North-East play with a commanding 40-point, 55-15 blowout of Dayton (6-10 overall, 0-5 in league) at Centennial Gymnasium.
The Lady Spartans (8-9 overall, 2-3 in league) will go up against Fernley — which is 22-2 overall and 5-0 in league play — the Lady Vaqueros steamrolling their way to the fifth-ranked team in the state, regardless of class, and the No. 1 3A team in the land.
On. Jan. 6, the Vaqueros opened league play with a 58-49 road victory in Spring Creek.
Senior Tanner Hall nailed down the 144-pound championship with a 4-0 record and three wins by fall.
The Lady Jaguars beat the Lady Railroaders 38-32 in the first meeting of the regular season, Jackpot's first win of the year.
Unlike against the Leopards, Carlin did not have a comeback in the cards — despite a slim 7-6 edge in the third quarter — the Jaguars stamping the outcome with a 15-4 burst in the fourth.
None of the points were bigger than the final three, lifting the Railroaders to a 44-43 victory.
On Friday, the Lady Leopards blew through Carlin by a final score of 40-7. Wells found much tougher sledding on Saturday, narrowly edging Owyhee by a tally of 35-33.
Wrestling in the 138 division, sophomore Penelope Ruiz was fourth and tallied a 4-2 record with all of her wins coming by fall — scoring 19 of the Lady Indians' 22 points.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — At the Tiger Grizz Invitational, the Spring Creek boys and girls wrestling teams each had an individual knock down a second-place finish — both squads ranking eerily similar in the standings as well.
Josiah Tinkorang tipped the ball to himself and banked home the biggest bucket of the ballgame for a 54-50 advantage with 13 seconds remaining.
Unfortunately, the Lady Indians were absolutely decimated in the first quarter by a tally of 19-2 in a 56-43 loss.
McDermott has signed her letter of intent to play at the next level for Columbia Basin College, in Pasco, Washington.
On Saturday, the Lady Spartans outscored the Lady Wave 39-12 from two and the free-throw line in a 51-42 victory.
Spring Creek boys basketball team hangs on for 67-60 win over Fallon
In the end, the Spartans prevailed in a 67-60 seesaw battle — one in which both teams had highs, lows, made shots, missed others, committed turnovers and made takeaways — Spring Creek improving to 3-2 in league play, Fallon falling to 2-3 in the 3A North-East.
ELKO — After building a big lead in the first quarter, the Elko girls basketball team overcome a slow second period Friday night against Fallon.
SPRING CREEK — When the Spring Creek and Fallon boys basketball teams step on the court. Seeding for the regional tournament is on the line.
The Lady Spartans (7-9 overall, 1-3 in league) will look to climb up the 3A North-East standings against Fallon (10-8 overall, 1-2 in league) at 1 p.m. Saturday, in Spring Creek.
With a pair of road victories, the West Wendover boys basketball team improved to 4-0 in league play of the Division 2A North.
The Jackpot boys basketball team fell to 1-10 on the season and 1-2 in league play with a pair of road losses.
Against the Bulldogs, Carlin's boys notched their first league win with a 43-35 victory on Jan. 14, in McDermitt.
The Wells boys and girls basketball teams each knocked down a victory against Jackpot.
Coming off a 64-25 road domination Jan. 13 of McDermitt, the Braves were unable to replicate the result the next day — dropping their first game of the season.