50°F
weather icon Overcast

Beatty basketball sweeps league rival Tonoaph

Senior Jacob Oseguera scored 31 points to lead Beatty over rival Tonopah at home last Friday, 41-32.

The team seemed to have bounced back from its close 56-42 loss to Spring Mountain on Jan. 10. Then the team lost to Pahrump (6-14 overall, 0-4 Sunset League) 59-39 on Tuesday evening (details of that game are in the story “Old Pahrump-Beatty basketball rivalry renewed” in today’s PVT).

Beatty coach Steve Sullivan praised Oseguera for his skill.

“A lot of our points came from Oseguera, who had a total of 31 points, five rebounds and five steals,” the coach said. “Oseguera is our most consistent shooter but that night he was on a whole other level.”

Although he praised Oseguera, Sullivan wasn’t happy with the rest of the offense.

“The game was somewhat brutal and even the boys would tell you that,” Sullivan said. “We struggled to get any sort of offensive rhythm in the first half. We missed easy shots, or we wouldn’t cut all the way to basket for an easy lay-in, and we had way too many turnovers, many of which were unforced. In the first half alone we had 25 turnovers as a team.”

The high turnover rate in the first half led to a close score of 14-12 at the half. Things seemed to change for the better after that.

“So in the locker room we focused on offense because our defense was doing its job,” the coach said. “At the start of the second half, we came out running. We were able to force turnovers and convert them into easy points. The team also did better with turnovers in the second half with a team total of 11.”

Beatty will host Sandy Valley (6-5, 0-2) today at 6 p.m.

The Lady Hornets beat the Muckers, 49-18.

The Muckers (5-7, 2-1) had problems shooting on Jan. 13, according to their coach.

“Our shooting percentage was extremely low and we could not move to the ball for passes,” Muckers coach Jill Katzenbach said. “It was a rough night.”

The lead scorer for Tonopah was Lauren Klapper with four points.

For the Hornets (7-4, 1-0), that was their first league game. It will take a few games for them to catch up, but Beatty will be a contender, with a large part of their team being seniors.

Beatty will play Sandy Valley (0-4, 0-2) tonight at 4:30 p.m.

Contact sports editor Vern Hee at vhee@pvtimes.com.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
VGK drops two in a row for first time in a month

The Vegas Golden Knights lost their second game in a row for the first time in over a month with their 6-5 loss on Wednesday night when they visited the Anaheim Ducks.

Lady Trojans defeat Sierra Vista in opening game

The Pahrump Valley Trojans girls basketball team won their opening game on Tuesday night 47-37 against the Sierra Vista Mountain Lions.

Williams finishes UNLV career on high note

Even though UNLV ended their season with a two-game losing streak after falling to the Air Force Falcons 48-14, senior running back Charles Williams ended his career with one of his best games of the season.

Pahrump racing season comes to a close

The 2021 Pahrump Valley Speedway racing season came to an end after the final race event of the season took place last weekend.

Runnin’ Rebels drop third game in four tries

The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels lost the third of their last four games over Thanksgiving weekend when they hosted the No. 2-ranked UCLA Bruins 73-51.

Winning streak snapped for Rebels football

The UNLV Rebels had their two-game winning streak snapped when they lost to the visiting San Diego State Aztecs 28-20 over the weekend.

Wolf Pack drop second game in a row

The Nevada Wolf Pack lost their second game in a row over the weekend in a three overtime affair against the Air Force Falcons 41-39.