Fletcher’s hoop lifts Dust Devils
DAYTON — Austin Fletcher scored with five seconds left in the game to snap a 48-all tied and give the Dayton Dust Devils a 50-48 win over South Tahoe Tuesday night in a Divison IA boys basketball game.
The win gives Dayton, 7-4 overall, some momentum heading into Friday’s game at Fallon. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.
South Tahoe had one last shot to win and a 3-point effort from just inside half-court hit the rim and bounced away.
Fletcher led Dayton scorers with 22 points, and South Tahoe had no answer defensively for him.
“From the middle of the second quarter to the end of the game we put him inside and ran four-out (four on the perimeter),” Dayton coach Jason Santos said. “We just keep feeding him the ball, and Tahoe had no answer for him.”
Bernardo Macias added 11 for Dayton and Steve Thompson contributed 10.
Reno 55, Douglas 52
MINDEN — Sparked by a run that bridged the second and third quarters, the Reno boys basketball team rallied from a double-digit deficit Tuesday night to capture a road victory.
Douglas (6-6 overall, 2-3 league) held leads of 11 and 10 points in the second quarter and led 35-30 at halftime. Reno (8-5, 2-1) scored the opening eight points of the third quarter and only trailed once the rest of the way.
James Herrick scored 16 points and Alex Tessmann added 14 to lead the Tigers offensively.
Kyle Mahaffey led all scorers with 17 points for the Huskies.
Reno 55, Douglas 30
MINDEN — The defending state champion Reno girls led start to finish on their way to a road win at Douglas.
Reno (13-1, 2-1) led 16-7 after one quarter and 38-13 at halftime. Shalen Shaw and Mallory McGwire scored 13 points each to lead the Huskies. Corryne Millett scored 8 to lead Douglas (11-5, 4-1).
Whittell 33, Sierra Lutheran 20
Sierra Lutheran hung tough with Whittell before dropping a 33-20 decision Tuesday night.
Cali Benton scored eight points and Natalie Echeverria and Amy Westre each scored six for the Falcons (6-7 overall).
Carson 49, McQueen 33
RENO — Carson, led by Cody Azevedo, knocked off McQueen Tuesday.
Azevedo finished with 10 points. Greg Wallace and Eddie Duarte added eight points apiece. Carson improves to 11-2 on the season.
Carson 41, McQueen 27
Serena Miller scored 19 points to lead the Senators past McQueen.
Brianna Alvarado complemented Miller with 11 points and Meliss Glanzmann added eight.
Carson is 11-1 on the year.
South Tahoe 37, Dayton 12
DAYTON — South Tahoe rolled to an easy win over the Dust Devils. No other information was provided by Dayton.
Carson 42, McQueen 41
RENO — Geraet Rauh scored 13 points as Carson edged McQueen Tuesday night.
Taylor Saarem chipped in eight points for the Senators.
South Tahoe 55, Dayton 20
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Dust Devils struggled in a loss to the Vikings.
Carson Crosby led the Devils with seven points, JJ Ply followed with six and Jorddy Diaz had four.
Carson 49, McQueen 40
RENO — Carson improved to 12-0 with a nine-point victory over McQueen Tuesday night.
Mallory Otto led the team with 14 points, Jenae Steele chipped in 13 points and Anya Woodbury added eight points.
Carson hosts Damonte on Friday.