Lady Wolves top Virginia City, Sierra Lutheran
The Coleville Lady Wolves girls’ basketball team opened league play with two convincing wins over the weekend.
Friday night, Coleville outscored host Virginia City 25-6 in the second half to win by a final score of 42-21.
Sophomore guard Amara Rowley played her best game of the season, leading the Lady Wolves with 17 points and 13 steals.
Senior wing Dani Peters returned to the starting lineup after missing six games due to a serious illness with a very strong performance including 13 points and eight rebounds.
Senior guard Jolene Sam also played very well contributing eight points, five rebounds and five steals.
Friday’s momentum carried into Saturday’s home game with Coleville outscoring visiting Sierra Lutheran 20-5 in the first quarter to coast to a 49-9 victory.
Jolene Sam led the Wolves with an outstanding all-around game that included 14 points, six rebounds and five steals.
Jesslyn Sturdivant and Amara Rowley each added 10 points and sophomore Claudia Merito came off the bench to score six points and grab six rebounds.
Rowley continued her dominating defensive play leading Coleville with 10 steals.
“I was very happy with our defensive performance in both games but I am concerned about our rebounding,” Coleville coach Will Sandy said. “We need to do a much better job boxing out on defense and flying to the boards following our shots.
Coleville is 2-0 in league play and 5-3 overall. The Wolves travel to Gerlach Friday for a 6 p.m. game and host Pyramid Lake Saturday with a 4 p.m. tipoff.
Coleville took a weekend split Friday and Saturday, dropping a 52-28 decision to a tough Virginia City squad and beating Sierra Lutheran 60-28.
Standout guard Jacob Erickson scored 26 of the Wolves 28 points against Virginia City and came back to score 28 points against Sierra Lutheran.
He hit 11 3-pointers over the weekend and is one of the Greater Nevada’s scoring leaders.
Cameron Hart led Sierra Lutheran with eight points against Coleville.