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Galena boys win at Reebok

Staff reports

LAS VEGAS – Sophomore guard Joe Heaton knocked down three 3-pointers in the second half to ignite a surge that lifted the Galena High School boys’ basketball team to a 53-39 victory against Campbell Hall in opening-night play at the Reebok Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday.

Galena outscored the Vikings from Hollywood, Calif., 29-15 in the second half to break open what had been a nip-and-tuck contest at Durango High School. The score was tied at the intermission, 24-24.

“We came out in the second half and just picked it up with our full-court pressure,” said Galena coach Tom Maurer, whose Grizzlies improved their season record to 8-2.

Heaton scored nine of his 15 points in the second half, all on those 3-pointers. Mike Atkinson also scored 15 points for the Grizzlies.

Galena resumes play in the 54-team Reebok tournament on Monday afternoon.

IN-LINE HOCKEY

RENO – Martin Ellis, Jesse Owens and Dustin Mayo combined to score nine goals to pace undefeated Carson High School to a 13-2 Northern Nevada High School In-Line Hockey League victory against Elko on Saturday afternoon.

Ellis scored five goals, Owens had four and Mayo three as Carson improved its league record to 6-0 in a contest played at the Reno Hockey House.

John Ahdunko contributed one goal and assisted on four others for Carson.

In Saturday’s J.V. action, Brady Miller scored eight goals and Bryce Burgess six in Carson’s 23-1 win over Elko.