The Yerington High boys basketball team just couldn't hold on in nearly pulling off the upset against Rite of Passage before losing 57-54 on Friday.
Yerington fell to 3-6 in Northern 3A play against one of the league's frontrunners. The Lions led 28-18 at halftime and still led 54-53 before turning the ball over with 45 seconds left.
After ROP scored to take a 55-54 lead, Yerington set up for the last shot, but turned the ball over with four seconds left.
ROP made both of its foul shots. Yerington still had a chance to tie, but its last three-point shot bounced off the back rim.
Wes Thomas scored 15 points, Heimy Olvera had 14 points and Del Conway added 11 points for Yerington.