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Yerington holds on against Sparks

Appeal Staff Report

The Yerington High boys basketball team was just able to hold on, but kept its unbeaten mark in tact in the Northern 3A.

Yerington (7-3, 3-0) held on to beat Sparks 59-57 at home on Saturday. The Lions trailed 14-12 after one quarter, but took a 32-28 halftime lead and then outscored Sparks 16-7 to take a 48-35 lead after three quarters.

But Sparks mounted a comeback and had a chance to win when it took two three-point shots in the final seconds. Jeremy Means blocked one of the shots to help preserve the win.

“Definitely my heart was in my throat,” Yerington coach Daron Wildermuth said. “What a barnburner. They came back in the fourth quarter and made it an interesting ball game.”

Ryan Rife scored 19 points and Means added 13 points for Yerington.