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Sparks boys, girls blasted in Winnemucca
by Tribune Staff
Jan 04, 2014 | 1093 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Lowry boys basketball team proved to be an unkind host to its guests from Sparks Friday night. The Winnemucca school rolled to a 64-26 triumph in a DI-A North contest in central Nevada.

Sparks, which was playing its first game in more than two weeks, was never in contention. Lowry ran out to an 18-5 lead after one quarter of play and never looked back.

The host Buckaroos pushed their lead to 31-15 by halftime and 51-21 at the end of three periods. Lowry did not let up. It outscored Sparks 13-5 in the final quarter to account for the 38-point margin of victory.

Sparks struggled to put the ball in the basket all night. The Railroaders connected on just 11-of-51 shot attempts (21.6 percent). Conversely, Lowry knocked down 30-of-55 from the field (54.5 percent). Thirteen different Lowry players found the scoring column in the romp. Garrett Naveran and Josh Watterson paced the LHS scoring attack with 16 and 11 points respectively.

Isaiah Campbell made up half of the Railroaders' offensive production, finishing with 13 of his club's 26 points. However, he managed just a 5-of-15 shooting night. No other Sparks player scored more than four points in defeat.

The taller Buckaroos (11-1, 3-0) dominated the stat sheet. They out-rebounded Sparks 38-17 and forced 22 SHS turnovers while committing just 12.

Sparks, which fell to 1-9 overall and 1-2 in conference clashes with Friday's loss, plays again Saturday at Fernley at 3:30 p.m.

On the girls side, Sparks didn't fare any better. Lowry saddled the visiting SHS girls with a 58-9 loss. Sparks trailed 18-6 after the first quarter and 32-9 at the intermission. The Railroaders (1-7, 1-2) did not score after halftime.

Alyssa Dendary and Jillian Albright finished with 14 and 10 points to lead the Buckaroos (6-7, 2-1).

Sparks plays at Fernley at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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