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1A Roundup: Coleville girls upend Hawthorne

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The Coleville girls’ basketball team returned to action Saturday after a long winter break to defeat the visiting Hawthorne Lady Serpents 37-30.

Showing little sign of rust, the Lady Wolves took an 11-3 first quarter lead.

Although the Serpents made it interesting by closing to within four points at the end of the third quarter, Coleville was able to hang on for the league victory.

McKenzie Stokes led Coleville with 12 points including two from beyond the arc. Stokes also had a team high six steals and three assists.

Lela Gnuse scored 11 points including six points in the critical fourth quarter and grabbed six rebounds.

Coleville’s post players Daniela Sandoval and Elizabeth Pierce added six points each and did a solid job on the boards with Pierce grabbing eight rebounds to Sandoval’s six rebounds. Both players did an outstanding job defensively keeping Mineral County’s strong post game in check.

“Not a bad way to open league play,” commented Coach Will Sandy following the game. “It was a very competitive game featuring two great defensive teams. I thought we played pretty well considering the nearly three weeks without a game.”

The Coleville girls move to 1-0 in league play (6-3 overall) and continue league play with home games against Sierra Lutheran on Tuesday and Pyramid Lake on Friday.

The Sierra Lutheran High School girls’ basketball team opened last week with a 44-19 win over Excel Christian on Tuesday.

They closed it out with a tough 46-31 loss at Virginia City on Friday and a 46-22 loss to North Tahoe on Saturday.

Further details were unavailable.

Sierra Lutheran fell to North Tahoe 47-37 on Saturday and lost to Incline 47-22 on Wednesday. Further details were unavailable.