1A Roundup: Lady Wolves keep hold on 1st place
February 7, 2012
The Coleville Lady Wolves won two games over the weekend to remain in first place in the Western A League.
In Friday action, Coleville traveled to Pyramid Lake and coasted to a 39-11 win. Lela Gnuse led all scorers with 10 points. McKenzie Stokes scored seven points and led the team with nine steals and three assists.
Daniela Sandoval grabbed a team best nine rebounds and added four points. McKayla Stokes scored four points, grabbed five rebounds, and had three steals in a solid all-around game. Stephanie Sandoval and Nicole Smith took advantage of their extended playing time scoring three points each.
Saturday, the Lady Wolves traveled to Sierra Lutheran and won a hard fought 33-19 battle over the very tenacious Lady Falcons.
Sierra battled Coleville to a 10-10 halftime tie behind a stifling defensive effort. Coleville pulled away in the second half outscoring Sierra Lutheran 23-9 over the last two quarters.
Elizabeth Pierce with 11 points and 7 rebounds and McKenzie Stokes with 7 points and 5 steals led the way. Lela Gnuse scored 5 points and had team highs in rebounds with 10 and steals with 7.
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“Sierra Lutheran came to play and really made it tough on us forcing us to shoot a season-low 8 percent in the first half,” commented coach Will Sandy following the game. “I was happy with the way we responded in the second half. The girls found a way to win on a night when we couldn’t score.”
Sierra Lutheran got 11 points, including a 3-pointer from Tiffany Patrick, while Amy Westre, Erin Henry, Karina Young and Natalie Echeverria each chipped in two.
Patrick had 11 rebounds, followed by Henry’s seven, Westre’s four and Echeverria’s three.
Cali Benton, Young and Leanna Temple each had two rebounds while Hannah Winans added another.
Patrick blocked a pair of shots and Echeverria and Benton each had two steals.
Coleville ends the weekend 7-1 in league play and 12-4 overall. The Lady Wolves will conclude the regular season this weekend with two games. Coleville will host Smith Valley on Friday night (6 p.m. tipoff) and will travel to Virginia City on Saturday afternoon (4 p.m. tipoff).
For Friday’s game, the Coleville student body will conduct a fundraiser to benefit the military families affected by the explosion at the marine base housing on Friday night.
The fundraiser will include a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds to set up a scholarship for the three children affected by the tragedy. Students will also be collecting clothing, along with students from Smith Valley, to donate to the Salvation Army in the name of the victims of the explosion.
Half of the proceeds from concessions for the games will be donated to the scholarship fund and school administration has also approced free admission to military families from the Mountain Warfare Training Center.
The Douglas High junior varsity girls’ basketball team suffered its third loss to Reno (the team has only lost four games on the year), falling just short at 29-27.
Douglas held Reno to nine points in the first half, but went 1-for-13 from the free-throw line on the other end. They recovered to go 3-for-4 in the second half, but Reno was able to put the game away with their strong post players.
Katie McCullough led Douglas with 10 points. Kelly Sonnemann had eight, Mariah Burkhart had four, Kinsey Bell had four and Esteicy Rodriguez finished with one.
Douglas is 18-4 on the year and 11-2 in Sierra League play.