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Nevada Appeal Staff Reports

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The Carson High boys basketball team couldn’t shake Lowry, but still gained control in a 61-52 win on Friday at the Rail City Classic.

Carson finished the tournament with a 2-1 mark. “We had our chances to put them away,” Carson assistant coach Carlos Mendeguia said.

But the Senators led just 29-26 at halftime before outscoring Lowry 20-13 in the third quarter to take a 49-39 lead. “We had a good run in the third quarter,” Mendeguia said.

Rory Wunsch led the charge in the second half, hitting four of his six three-pointers in the final two quarters on his way to scoring 21 points.

“Rory Wunsch shot the ball really well,” Mendeguia said. “He came out and made some critical shots that we needed.”

Jason Alcasas also scored 21 points, hitting 9-of-11 free throws. Carson went 15-of-19 from the foul line.

GALENA BOYS 38, SCRIPPS RANCH 36

The Galena boys basketball team picked the right time to take its first lead of the game – at the buzzer. The Grizzlies never led and didn’t take the lead until Chad Seidenstricker’s buzzer beater gave Galena the win at the Grossmont Winter Classic in San Diego.

Derek Lorenzen missed a three-pointer, but Seidenstricker grabbed the rebound and hit a five-footer for the win. Galena assistant coach Matt Kromberg said his team’s offensive rebounding was a key to the victory. “I think we did a really good job on the offensive boards,” he said.

Thanks to the 35-second shot clock, Galena was able to outscore Scripps Ranch 14-7 in the fourth quarter. “Actually the shot clock worked in our favor,” Kromberg said.

Lorenzen didn’t score in the first quarter as he was in foul trouble with two fouls. But he heated up in the second quarter, hitting three three-pointers. He finished with four threes on his way to scoring 18 points. Bobby Contreras added nine points.

The Grizzlies took a 5 a.m. flight on Friday for Friday’s game and the travel showed, Kromberg said, who added his team was hurt by turnovers.

Galena will face San Diego’s No. 2 ranked team when it plays University of San Diego High at 4 p.m. today. “It will be a tough test,” Kromberg said.

CARSON GIRLS

The Carson High girls basketball team has had a tough time in its first two games at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Chandler, Ariz.

Carson lost to Lynwood, Calif., 74-58 on Thursday and fell to Ursuline, Calif., 47-28 on Friday.

Lynwood led Carson 34-24 at halftime and broke the game open when it outscored the Senators 23-12 in the third quarter. Nicole Scott scored 16 points, Ciarra Christian had 14 points, Katie Kotter had 12 points and Tabitha Adams, Sarah Johnston and Rosella Nunez all added six points for Carson.

Ursuline took control when it outscored the Senators 18-8 afte one quarter. Adams scored seven points for Carson, which is scheduled to finish play in the tournament at 7:30 p.m. today.

HUNTINGTON BEACH 50, DAYTON BOYS 33

The Dayton boys basketball team finished the Rail City Classic at 0-3 after losing to 4A powers Hug and McQueen and Huntington Beach, Calif.

“It was a frustrating week,” Dayton coach Rob Streeter said. But Streeter said his team still benefitted from the tournament. “It gave us some things to work on,” he said.

Dayton fell behind 20-6 after one quarter against Huntington Beach on its way to shooting 29 percent.

“It was not pretty,” Streeter said. “It was definitely a winnable game for us. You’re not going to beat anybody shooting 29 percent.

Matt Bowman, who scored 10 points, had a solid tournament for Dayton. “Matt Bowman was steady for us all week,” Streeter said.

FERNLEY GIRLS 54, DAYTON 41

Walita Cuerta scored 22 points, Lysana Davis had 14 points and Becky Murphy added 11 points to lead Fernley’s girls basketball team to the win at Dayton’s Sutro Classic. Amanda Sbragia scored 14 points, Maggie Williams had nine points and Bridgette Galles added six points for Dayton.

YERINGTON GIRLS 46, INCLINE 40

Kathie Keates scored 15 points and Hattie Emm added 11 points for the Yerington girls basketball team in its win at the Sutro Classic.

CARSON FROSH GIRLS 38, FERNLEY JVS 37

The Carson freshmen girls basketball team overcame an 11-point deficit in the last three minutes for the win at the Sutro Classic.

Tiffani Barber scored 11 points, Jennifer Atchian and Megan Kilty each had three rebounds, three assists and three steals, Elysa Gutierrez had two rebounds and one assist, Sarah Evans had four points, four rebounds and two steals, Kendra Simms scored five points, Brittany DeRosa had three points, five rebounds and three steals, Hannah Works had three points, two steals and three rebounds, Whitney Hoote had eight points, nine rebounds and two steals, Bethany Perez had six rebounds and Lindsay Ford had four points, seven rebounds and four steals for Carson (4-2). The Senators will play at 1 p.m. today against Incline’s junior varsity.