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Dayton boys stay unbeaten in league

Appeal Staff Report

The Dayton High boys basketball team jumped out to a 27-12 lead after the first quarter and maintained control throughout in improving to 8-0 in the Northern 3A with a 70-57 win over Fernley on Saturday.

Jordan Stokes scored 21 points and Shane Castro had 17 points as nine players scored for Dayton.

“Obviously I don’t like to give up 57 points to anybody, but I think it was real good at times,” said Dayton coach T.W. Cunningham about his team’s effort. “We’ve just go to work on being more consistent.”


A day after letting a huge win slip away at Sparks, the Lions rebounded to break a four-game losing streak against Incline at home. Yerington trailed 34-33 at halftime, but outscored Incline 22-7 in the third quarter to take control of the game.

The Lions were coming off a 56-52 loss on Friday at second place Sparks against a team that is 8-1 in league and trails just Dayton in the standings. Yerington led by nine points with three-and-a-half minutes left before Sparks began hitting three-pointers to mount its comeback.

“We’re getting back on track hopefully,” Yerington coach Daron Wildermuth said. “Sparks is obviously a talented team. We needed a win.”

Jeremy Means scored 13 points and Ryan Rife and Casey Wildermuth each added 12 points for the Lions (12-5, 5-5).


April Shaw scored 20 points, Whitney McShane had eight points and Becky Murphy added seven points to help lead Fernley to the win. Dayton shot just 8-of-46 from the floor.

“It makes it tough to win,” Dayton coach Shari Andreasen said. “We kept our heads up and played good, aggressive defense. I am very pleased with our effort and heart. The ball will eventually fall for us.”

Rebecca Monzello scored 13 points and Brittany Hill added 12 points for the Dust Devils.