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Prep Roundup: Dust Devils can’t rally against Spring Creek

ELKO — Dayton High fell to 1-3 in Division IA play with a 68-53 loss to Spring Creek Friday night.

The Dust Devils fell behind by seven points and never recovered. Dayton plays at Elko today at 3:30 p.m.

“It wasn’t as bad as it looked,” coach Jason Santos said. “It was a seven-point game in the fourth quarter. We started fouling early in the quarter to extend the game.”

Austin Fletcher led the Dust Devils with 16 points, while Steve Thompson added 10. Bernardo Macias chipped in seven points.

S. Lutheran 61, V. City 60

VIRGINIA CITY — Sierra Lutheran outscored Virginia City 16-2 in the final three minutes to grab the victory Friday night.

Nick Walker led the way with 23 points, while Michael Patrick scored 14 and Jerod Hamilton 13. Walker and Patrick combined for five 3-pointers in the final quarter to spark the comeback.

“The boys showed some heart,” coach Alan Reed said. “They didn’t quit and played to the final whistle.”

VARSITY GIRLS

Spring Creek 59, Dayton 19

ELKO — The Dayton girls basketball team dropped to 0-7 overall and 0-3 in league with a 59-19 loss at Spring Creek Friday night.

Angela Sikora led the team with nine points.

“Realistically at this point, we have a lot of work to do,” coach Ben Halverson said. “We’re getting smarter and more and more are recognizing and making the right decisions, but execution causes us to miss a lot of those opportunities. We have a lot of passes bounce of our hands or ankles, and because of that we turn a lot of layup and scoring opportunities into very unforced turnovers. If there is a bright spot in that, it’s that we are seeing the correct decisions with much better regularity.”

Dayton plays at Elko today at 2 p.m.

S. Lutheran 30, V.City 11

VIRGINIA CITY — Sierra Lutheran rolled to an early eight-point lead en route to an easy win in a Division IV game Friday night.

Cali Benton scored 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Sierra Lutheran, which evened its league record at 2-2. Amy Westre added nine points and three rebounds.

FROSH BOYS

Dayton 46, Spring Creek 25

ELKO — The Dayton freshmen boys fell to the Spring Creek, 46-25, on Friday. JJ Ply led the scoring for the Dust Devils with 14 points and five blocked shots. Jason Sanborn, Carson Crosby, Blake Fletcher and Spenser Underwood were excellent on the boards keeping the Spartans to just 12 first-half points.


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