Lady Wolves keep hopes alive
The Coleville High School girls basketball team kept it playoff hopes alive with two wins over the weekend.
The Wolves won at Gerlach, 54-46, on Friday and beat Gabbs, 55-18, on Saturday.
“Friday’s (win) came over a very young and scrappy Gerlach team,” Coleville coach Will Sandy said. “The girls overcame poor shooing to pick up the win. Kelly Ferguson and Nicole Duffie’ gave us a huge lift off the bench.
“The second night featured a great team effort as all nine available players scored. Ferguson, Brianna Bryant and Jennifer Masters all had super all-around games. Kourtney Ferguson player her best varsity game,” Sandy added.
Duffie’ had 13 points and seven rebounds against Gerlach, and Kelly Ferguson had 11 points and four steals.
Bryant added seven points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Kellie Chichester contributed seven rebounds and four assists. Darrah Rich and Letisha Cole came up with five rebounds each, and Masters recorded four assists and eight steals.
The Wolves led by just two points, 22-20, at halftime but took control of the game with a 19-11 run in the third quarter.
Coleville finished 18-for-51 (35.3 percent) from the field, 18-for-35 (51.4 percent) from foul line and with a 45-37 advantage on the boards. It also came up with 31 steals and 16 assists while committing 26 turnovers.
The Wolves held Gabbs to nine points in each half and cruised to an easy win Saturday. They led 21-9 at halftime and 39-13 after three quarters.
Kelly Ferguson scored 14 points and came up with six steals. Masters added eight points, Duffie’ added seven and Heather Timpone added six.
Bryant had 11 rebounds, including nine offensive, and Kourtney Ferguson had nine rebounds, including six offensive. Five other Wolves had at least five rebounds. Raquel Sam had five rebounds and two assists.
Coleville got off 77 shots from the floor, making 26 of them, and came up with 34 steals. It had a 53-29 advantage on the boards and came up with 32 offensive rebounds.
Coleville wraps up the regular season with home games against Owyhee on Friday and Jackpot on Saturday. One win this weekend would probably earn the Wolves a berth in the Class A state tournament, scheduled for Feb. 26-28 in Reno.
Coleville boys win again
The Coleville varsity boys basketball team picked up is second win in as many seasons Saturday when it beat visiting Gabbs, 70-49.
Coleville, which did not win a game last year, beat Gabbs on the road earlier this season.
Junior guard Derrick Reiser led the Wolves in scoring. Junior guard Ronnie Simpson had 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Senior forward Joel Carter added 10 points.
Coleville trailed 49-16 at the half Friday at Gerlach, but it rallied to lose by just 13 points, 73-60. Reiser had 16 points.
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