JV basketball nears finish line

JV basketball nears finish line

JV basketball nears finish line

The Pershing County’s JV boys and girls basketball teams have one more game left before the end of basketball season. They travel to West Wendover on Friday. It’s been quite a ride.

This past week they played Battle Mountain, North Tahoe and Incline.

Five players, three games, four days

JV girls go 1-2 for t

he week

Last Friday after the JV girls beat Incline (34-17) some fans spoke to their coach, Damien McKinney. 

“With only five players playing three games in four days it was a pleasure to watch,” said McKinney. “Several members of the audience came down and spoke to the effort they showed.” 

Earlier in the week, the girls lost to Battle Mountain (31-15) and North Tahoe (33-15). But McKinney couldn’t be any prouder.

“It was fun watching them step up to different roles and challenge themselves to play hard and sometimes out of their customary positions,” he said. “It’s been a blast to coach these ladies.”

JV boys go 2-1 for the week

Defense rallies against opponents

The JV boys also shined in Incline. Although they lost the nail-biter by four points 48-44 and they showed Mustang pride. 

“Incline was a tall team all the way around,” said coach JJ Meyers. “We played scared the first half of the game. We were down by 12 at halftime. Incline pushed the lead up to 19 in the third quarter so we called a timeout and rallied together.”

Pershing County’s JV defenders came alive. With just minutes left in the fourth quarter they cut Incline’s lead and nearly took the win.

Money Mike, Izayuh Mcglothin and Tommy Meyers scored 10 points each. Denzel Zaldivar added eight.

Earlier in the week they beat Battle Mountain 54-32 and North Tahoe 60-31. The JV Mustangs finished 3-1 against the Longhorns for the season.