Shadow Ridge added to its margin late, using what Nicholls called a “jumbled ball.”
“The ball was getting kicked around and I don’t Elayna (Orr) ever saw the ball,” Nicholls said.
Entering the season, Nicholls said her team would be “completely rebuilding this year.”
After the Lady Indians’ first game, she saw things Elko did well and areas of needed improvement.
“It didn’t go that bad. They hustled really hard and we’re getting better at connecting passes and finding each other,” she said. “We just have to be more aggressive to the ball. They played scared today. A lot it was first-game jitters, not just the season — this was the first varsity game for a lot of them.”
The Lady Indians will close the South Tahoe Tournament with Saturday games at 9:40 a.m. versus Carson and 12:40 p.m. against Pahrump Valley.
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