The Dayton boys basketball team outscored its arch rival Yerington 21-9 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 59-47 win on Thursday at the Lovelock Tournament.
Dayton led 31-20 at halftime, but Yerington outscored the Dust Devils 18-7 to force a 38-38 tie after three quarters.
"We came out with our strongest performance of the year with our defensive effort," said Dayton Coach Rob Streeter about his team's play in the fourth quarter. Streeter said his team was also able to control the boards.
Dayton (5-1) was able to win despite losing leading scorer Justin Daw with a sprained ankle in the opening seconds of the game.
"That's definitely a positive for our program this early in the year," Streeter said. "Glad to get out of there with a win. I'm real excited about our start."
Brian Lahman scored 20 points and Bobby Nylen added 18 points for Dayton. Streeter also said Lahman and Nylen played well defensively against Yerington's top two scorers.
Jake Deen added six points for the Dust Devils. In addition, Streeter said Nick McQueen had a solid game in place of Daw. McQueen scored five points and hit 3-of-4 free throws in the fourth quarter.