PREPS: Carson girls finish tourney with a win
LAS VEGAS – Carson High’s girls basketball team completed the Las Vegas Holiday Classic with a 38-24 win over Arbor View-Las Vegas Thursday afternoon.
Carson improved to 8-5 overall, finishing the tourney with a 3-2 record. Carson returns to action Tuesday at home against North Valley at 6 p.m. in a 4A crossover game.
Carson coach Todd Ackerman said his team played better in Morro Bay than it did in Las Vegas. Carson won four straight at Morro Bay.
“I don’t know whether it was because it was after Christmas or just being in Las Vegas, we just didn’t play with a lot of intensity at times. We never put together a full game where we played with intensity.
“To win three and lose two you have to be happy about that, but overall I wasn’t satisfied.”
Of course, playing double-headers two days in a row is never easy, and that may have something to do with the intensity issue. Five games in three days is not for the faint at heart.
Thursday’s win over Arbor View was Carson’s third straight win of the tourney, but even Ackerman called it “ugly.”
The Senators, who outscored Arbor View 24-11 in the second half, went 20 of 39 at the foul line.
“Our foul shooting has been horrible,” Ackerman said. “We shoot a lot of them. I think it’s a lack of concentration.”
Eleven of Carson’s players scored against Arbor View. Elayna Shine led the way with nine points with Mary Longero contributing seven. Eliza Matley contributed five.
DAYTON GIRLS LOSE
RENO – Dayton finished the State Farm Tournament with a 39-12 loss to Spanish Springs Thursday at Damonte Ranch.
Clare Cerda and Lettie Lynch scored four points apiece while Cora Mebius pulled down eight rebounds.
Dayton, 2-4, returns to action Jan. 4 with a home game against Sparks.