PREPS: Garcia, Sharp medal at SNC
RENO – Carson High’s dynamic duo of Nico Garcia and Kyle Sharp won medals at the Sierra Nevada Classic which concluded Thursday at the Reno Livestock Events Center.
Garcia, who placed seventh as a junior in 2010, finished fifth in the prestigious event. Sharp, a sophomore, took eighth place. He was seeded 10th entering the event.
Garcia started the day by being pinned by Nikko Reyes of Clovis-West, but then pinned Luke Brewer of Bret Harte and beat No. 6 Ryan Shean of Grants Pass 5-0. Chester’s Wesley Ruffer, the fifth seed, pinned Garcia. The CHS standout closed out his tournament with a 6-2 win over Jacob Childs from Sam Barlow-Oregon.
“He wrestled awesome; another great tournament,” coach Tim McCarthy said. “I look at kids that were at about the same level as Nico last year, and he’s gone up a notch. He’s transitioning into a college wrestler.”
Sharp started his day with a pin against an opponent from Paso Robles and then an 8-2 win over Spring Creek’s Sheldon Davis. He was pinned by top-seeded Casey Coulter of Grants Pass and then lost to fifth-seeded Devon Lyle of Liberty-Brentwood, 7-3.
“Coming into this tournament, we thought that Kyle was medal material. He did a good job.”
Carson returns to action a week from Saturday at the Granada Mat Invitational in Livermore, Calif.
VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
Carson girls split in Vegas
LAS VEGAS – Carson snapped a three-game losing streak at the Las Vegas Holiday Tournament with a 57-14 win over Moapa Valley on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, Carson dropped a 35-29 game to Mira Costa. Carson, 1-3 in the tournament, concludes play with a 9 a.m. game today against Arbor View.
Against Moapa Valley, Carson led 26-8 at the quarter and 39-10 at halftime. Eliza Matley led Carson with 15 points and Emily Collins added 12. Savannah Smith tallied seven with Cameron Sievers, Kaitlyn Holmes and Tiana McAllister-Daggs adding six each.
Carson could do no right offensively against Mira Costa. The Senators trailed 19-9 at the half after a one-point second quarter.
Matley scored 10, Collins seven and Maddi Saarem six.
“We did not play well (against Mira Costa),” coach Todd Ackerman said. “We didn’t shoot it well at all. We played hard, though, but didn’t have the focus.”
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Carson pounds Fallon
RENO – Austin Shaffer scored 10 point to lead the Senators to a 48-22 win in the State Farm tourney.
Carson, 8-3, returns to action today at 1:30 p.m.
Kyle Denning contributed eight points, while Garrett Schafer added seven.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
Dayton pummels Fallon
RENO – Dayton outscored Fallon 29-6 in the middle two quarters en route to a 40-18 victory on Thursday.
Lettie Lynch led Dayton with 14 points.
Dayton, 6-3, plays either Reed or Wooster today at 10:45 a.m.
Carson makes finals
RENO – The Carson girls won 44-27 over North Valleys to advance to the championship game today.
Keegan Allen scored 12 and Natali Salas and Gina Peacock each had 10. Carson is now 9-2.
FROSH BOYS BASKETBALL
Carson reaches finals
RENO – Carson defeated North Valleys 41-35 in the semifinals to advance to the State Farm championship game.
Cameron Price had 19 points.
FROSH GIRLS BASKETBALL
Carson reaches finals
RENO – Carson moved into today’s State Farm final against Douglas with a 46-14 win over Lowry.
Michelle Perry led the way with 14 points and Maddi Preston added nine. Abbey Dudley chipped in six.
Carson is 9-1 on the year.
Dayton girls lose
RENO – The Dust Devils dropped a 21-9 decision to Incline. Dayton managed just one point in the second half.