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Yerington boys beat ROP

Appeal Staff Report

The Yerington boys basketball team, coming off a season in which it advanced to the NIAA 3A State semifinals, got off to an impressive start on Tuesday with a 58-50 win over 2A power Rite of Passage.

The effort was made more impressive by the fact that the Lions were missing two key seniors.

“It was a good win for us,” Yerington coach Daron Wildermuth said. “It was a good way to start the year out.

“They’re (ROP) going to be a good ball team. They’re going to be OK. They have some kids that can obviously shoot.”

ROP jumped out to a 19-13 lead after one quarter before Yerington came back to close to within 26-25 at halftime and take a 40-39 lead after three periods.

“It was back and forth,” Wildermuth said. “It was definitely anybody’s ball game. We played better down the stretch. I was happy. I was really happy.”

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Scott Veil scored 14 points and Ryan Rife added 12 points for Yerington, who had nine players score.

“That’s pretty good distribution of the ball,” Wildermuth said. “That’s a pretty balanced attack.”

Yerington played without Jeremy Means, who had the flu, and Jeff Emm, who still hasn’t been released from a leg injury sustained during football.