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Div. III regional: Pershing County sweeps region crowns


12:00 AM, Feb. 17, 2013 EST

The Pershing County boys and girls basketball teams pulled off the lone sweep of the North region championships.

The girls beat White Pine, 64-51, while the boys got past Silver Stage, 57-50, in the Division III North title games Saturday at Elko. All four teams advance to this week's state tournament in Las Vegas.

The Mustang girls are the two-time defending state champions in Class 2A, which is now Division III.

Pershing County will be the North's No. 1 seed in both the boys and girls state tournaments. The girls will face South No. 2 Calvary Chapel at 11 a.m. Friday. The boys will face Agassi Prep at 12:40 p.m. Friday.

Lincoln County swept the Div. III South championships and will face the North No. 2 seeds, White Pine on the girls side at 2:20 p.m. Friday and Silver Stage on the boys side at 4 p.m. Friday

The two-day state tournament will be held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Championships games are 11 a.m. Saturday for the girls, followed by the boys at 12:45 p.m.

Girls

PERSHING COUNTY 64, WHITE PINE 51 at Elko: Sarita Jo Condie paced the Mustangs with 30 points. Condie went 8-of-13 from the free-throw line and knocked down a 3-pointer.

Samantha Dennler was the Mustangs' next leading scorer with 12 points, including a pair of free throws. Melissa Gonzalez added eight points, and Leah Holland had seven.

For the Bobcats, Bailey Moore scored 25 points and hit two 3-pointers. Debra Kingston had nine points.

Boys

PERSHING COUNTY 57, SILVER STAGE 50 at Elko: The Mustangs trailed at halftime, 32-21, but rallied in the fourth quarter to eke out the win.

Pershing County's Randolph McLean went 6-for-8 at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter as the Mustangs outscored the Nighthawks, 20-8.

McLean and Jacob Adams led the Mustangs with 15 points apiece. Layne Chambers added 10.

The Mustangs hit seven 3-pointers.

Silver Stage's Michael Swope led all scorers with 20 points. Colt Bishop and Dillon Ventress each had nine.

 

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9-1-0
2 Lowry High School
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19-2-0
3 Edward C Reed High School
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21-6-0
4 Galena High School
Reno, NV
7-6-0
5 Reno High School
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10-6-0

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