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ROUNDUP: Carson girls lose tourney opener

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

MORRO BAY, Calif. – Carson High’s girls basketball team fell to 0-3 after dropping a 59-34 decision to Arroyo Grande in the first round of the Morro Bay Invitational Wednesday night.

Carson returns to action today at 3:30 p.m. against Atascadero.

Carson coach Todd Ackerman refused to use as an excuse a Tuesday night game and then a six-hour drive to Morro Bay in the morning. Ackerman said the team did the same thing last year.

“We just had way too many turnovers; unforced turnovers,” Ackerman said. “That killed us. We are still learning how to play together.”

Arroyo Grande bolted to a 38-20 halftime lead, and the Senators didn’t help themselves by turning the ball over three times on their first three possessions of the second half.

Eliza Matley led Carson with 11 points, while Emily Collins added eight. Tiana McAllister-Daggs and Maddi Saarem added five points apiece.

Douglas freshmen trim Sierra Lutheran

Douglas’ freshmen girls basketball team grabbed a 36-28 win over the Sierra Lutheran varsity girls Wednesday night.

Tiffany Patrick led Sierra Lutheran with 16 points, five steals and 10 rebounds. Erin Henry pulled down 13 rebounds and Natalie Echeverria scored six points. McKenzie Tynes grabbed eight rebounds.

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL

Carson plays in Douglas tourney

Carson High’s boys basketball team returns to action tonight at the Tiger Classic.

The four-team tournament includes South Tahoe, Faith Lutheran, Carson and Douglas.

Carson plays Faith Lutheran at 5:30 and Douglas plays South Tahoe at 7 p.m.

On Friday, Carson and Douglas play at 7 with Faith Lutheran and South Tahoe squaring off at 5:30.

Carson concludes the tournament on Saturday with a noon game against South Tahoe.

BOWLING

Carson pounds Damonte Ranch

RENO – Carson High’s bowling team thumped Damonte Ranch 44-1 Wednesday at the National Bowling Stadium.

Joey Bowers led Carson with a 648, including a high game of 236. Jacob Zumbro finished with a 563 and Kyle Lethcoe rolled a 543.