CCHS girls beat McQueen, open 3-1 in Reno tournament

Fallon’s girls basketball team finished 3-1 in last weekend’s three-day tournament and opens the home season Friday against Bishop Union.

Fallon’s girls basketball team finished 3-1 in last weekend’s three-day tournament and opens the home season Friday against Bishop Union.

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Both the Greenwave girls and boys, and Bighorns boys basketball teams opened the season with tournaments last weekend as the CCHS girls notched a big win over a 4A school.

Fallon traveled to Wooster on Wednesday to begin the 3A North schedule but will take a quick break from league play with its home opener on Friday against Bishop Union. Fallon resumes league play by hosting North Valleys, which won the 3A West last season, on Saturday.

The girls basketball team finished 3-1 in the season-opening Winter Tip-off Tournament at Spanish Springs and Reno high schools last weekend.

Fallon opened with a 41-24 loss to Douglas last Thursday before reeling off three-straight wins, including over 4A school McQueen. Fallon defeated Portola, 42-23, on Friday, before sweeping Yerington, 59-25, and McQueen, 36-31, on Saturday.

In the season-opening loss to Douglas, freshman Karlie Simper led Fallon with nine points, including a pair of 3s, followed by senior Madasyn Moyle, who added five, and sophomore Jada Anastasio and senior Jessalyn Lewis, who each had three. Anastasio also had two assists.

Fallon shot 19 percent from the floor, including 4-of-18 from long range.

Freshman Raegan Johnson and Moyle each led the team in rebounds with five, Lewis added four, and Simper had three. Junior Vernita Fillmore recorded three steals and Moyle had two. Simper and Lewis also had a block.

In the 19-point win over Portola, a Northern California school one hour from Reno, Fallon shot better from the field (28 percent) as the Simper sisters led the team in scoring. Karlie and Kylee Simper each scored eight points, Kortnie Simper added seven, and senior Zoey Jarrett and junior Brynlee Nichols each had five. Jarrett had Fallon’s only 3-pointer in the team’s 21 attempts.

Karlie Simper led the team in rebounds with eight, including six offensive, Nichols and Moyle each had seven, and Lewis, Johnson and sophomore Dylan Faught each added five. Fallon had 21 steals with Jarrett and Simper each having five, and Fillmore and Moyle each with three.

Kortnie Simper led the team in scoring in Fallon’s win over Yerington with 17 points and Anastasio added 13. Fillmore and Nichols each scored five points, and Karlie Simper and Johnson each added four.

Anastasio led the team with 17 points over McQueen, and Kortnie Simper scored seven. Kylee Simper scored four points, and Moyle and Johnson each had two.

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The Greenwave boys basketball team opened the season with a 1-2 record in the Rocklin Thunder Tip-off Tournament last weekend in the Sacramento Valley.

Fallon lost to Lathrop, 54-51, on Thursday before falling to Natomas, 67-55, on Friday. The Greenwave, though, nabbed its first win, 71-44 over Valley.

Junior Braden Sorensen led the team in scoring against Lathrop with 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Seniors Brady Alves scored 13 points and Baylor Sandberg added 10. Senior Luke Glinka grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, including nine defensive, junior Trevor Hyde had seven boards, and Sandberg, Sorensen and freshman Calin Anderson each added five. Glinka also led the team in assists with four, and senior Carter Paul had a team-high four steals.

In Friday’s loss to Natomas, Glinka recorded a double-double with a game-high 16 points, including two 3’s, and 16 rebounds, including 13 defensive. Hyde scored 12 points and Paul had nine. Alves led the team in assists with nine and steals with two.

In Fallon’s first win of the season, four players scored in double figures with Hyde leading the team with 14. Anderson scored 13 points, and Glinka and Sorensen each had 10. Glinka pulled down a team-high nine rebounds and five assists, and Hyde had six rebounds and three steals. Alves had four assists.


The Oasis Academy boys basketball team finished 1-2 in last weekend’s Reno tournament.

The Bighorns lost to Wooster’s JV team, 55-28, on Thursday and Reno’s JV team, 50-31, on Friday before defeating McDermitt’s varsity squad, 49-26, on Saturday.

Oasis Academy coach Donald Schank said turnovers hurt the team in both losses along with shooting percentages dipping below 35 percent. The Bighorns turned it over 24 times against Wooster and 21 against Reno, but trimmed it to 13 against McDermitt. Oasis Academy’s low point on shooting came against Reno when it shot 17 percent. Free-throw shooting, though, was strong.

“Making fewer turnovers, running the floor on transition offense and being more intense on defense helped us complete this game with our first win,” Schank said about the improvements made on the final day. “Our shooting percentage is still not where it needs to be, especially where the majority of our shots are coming from (in the paint).”

Matthew Bird led the team against Wooster with a double-double, scoring 10 points and picking up 12 rebounds to go with three steals, and Fenn Mackedon scored eight points and pulled down six boards. Hunter Adams scored four points and had six rebounds and two blocks, and Eli Jones and Logan Casey each scored three points.

In the loss to Reno, Mackedon led the team with 19 points, 12 rebounds and four steals, and Bird had four points, four rebounds and two steals. Rider McNabb, Austin Booker and Jones each scored two points.

In the win over McDermitt, Mackedon recorded his second double-double of the tournament, scoring 24 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Casey scored six points, and Booker, Adams and Jones each added four. Booker and Adams also had five rebounds apiece.

Oasis Academy traveled to enCompass Academy on Monday and it doesn’t compete until Dec. 15 when it hosts Battle Mountain.

The girls basketball team travels to Whittell this weekend for a two-day tournament.


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