Fallon splits with Fernley, Dayton

Fallon's Tyler Austin dunks in the first quarter of Wednesday's loss to Fernley.

Fallon's Tyler Austin dunks in the first quarter of Wednesday's loss to Fernley.
Photo by Thomas Ranson.

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The Fallon boys basketball team saw a lead slip through its hands in the second half Wednesday at the Elmo Dericco Gym with Fernley grabbing a 54-46 Northern 3A-East win against the Greenwave.
The Vaqueros chipped away at Fallon’s lead in the third quarter and had trailed since the opening tipoff.
With 2:53 remaining in the third quarter, Fernley took 38-37 lead on Garrett Harjo’s reverse layup to push the Vaqueros ahead of the Greenwave. Fernley ended the quarter on a 6-0 run capped by Carson Kingston’s steal who raced the entire length of the floor for a layup.
Fernley kept the pressure on Fallon in the final quarter, outscoring the Wave 10-4.
Fernley grabbed its largest lead of the game, 47-37, when Jeff Caudle drained a 3-pointer in front of the Vaqueros’ bench. The Fernley junior also made five free throws in the quarter.
Fallon came within five points with 1:31 remaining. Brady Alves nailed a long trey for Fallon from the left side to cut the lead to 50-46. Fernley, though, sealed the win with four free throws.
The Wave began the game on fire, jumping out to a 10-2 lead in the first 4:18 of the first quarter.
The Greenwave’s half-court trapping frustrated Fernley with the defense causing the visitors to turn the ball over. Colin Brun sizzled for the Wave with four baskets including a 3-pointer.
After Fallon took an eight-point lead on Carter Paul’s put-back basket, the Vaqueros came within three points, 14-11 after Ryan Gamsby sunk an underhanded basket.

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Fallon's Jace Nelson looks to pass against Fernley on Wednesday.

The teams traded baskets before Brun launched his 3-pointer as time ticked away.
Fallon raced out on a 7-3 run over the first 4 minutes of the second quarter capped by Alves second 3-pointer of the game. With Fallon leading 26-19, Gamsby fired a trey.
Fernley eventually tied the game at 26 points on Kingston’s layup. Fallon pulled away 33-28 at halftime aided by 5 points, which included another 3-pointer, from Alves.
Alves led Fallon with 14 points, and Brun added 12. Kanigh Snyder had 7 points and Jace Nelson, 6.
Gamsby led all scorers with 15 points, and Caudle added 14. Jake Cumming also scored in double figures for Fernley with 10.
Fallon is 13-6 overall and 2-1 in league. Fernley improved to 10-7, 2-2 in league.
The Wave host league-leading Elko on Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Spring Creek on Saturday. Fernley has one game this week, on the road at North Valleys on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Fallon rallies against Dayton
The Greenwave outscored Dayton in the final quarter to edge the Dust Devils, 49-47, in Dayton on Saturday.
Fallon jumped out to a seven-point lead in the first quarter before Dayton came back to trail by only one, 24-23, at halftime. Dayton took the lead in the second half thanks to an 18-point third quarter before Fallon outscored the host, 10-7, in the fourth.
Fallon shot 37 percent from the field, including 12 percent (2 of 17) from 3-point range. The Greenwave, though, made 7 of 10 from the charity strip.
Tyler Austin led three players scoring in double figures by posting 13 points. Kanigh Snyder scored 11 points and Brady Alves added 10. Logan Johnson, Collin Brun and Braden Sorensen each scored five. Sorensen and Alves also knocked down a 3-pointer.
Austin led the team in rebounding with eight boards and Johnson had seven. Fallon registered 15 steals despite turning the ball over 19 times. Alves and Austin each had three steals to lead the Wave.
Dayton stops Lady Wave
Fallon’s girls basketball team lost to Dayton, 17-14, to drop to 11-7 overall, 4-3 in league play. Fallon’s next game is Friday at home against Elko. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. No other information is available.
Thomas Ranson contributed with this recap.


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