When an athlete returns to their sport after staying out for over a month due to injury, it’s always a scary proposition. It’s a gamble for a coach, not knowing whether the athlete will return to their prior, healthy self or suffer lingering consequences from their injury.
Thankfully for the White Pine High School Ladycats, that player was Debra Kingston and she proved she is back in a big way.
“Debra was huge on the offensive boards,” Ladycats coach Krystal Smith said of her star’s return to the court.
Debra Kingston finished Tuesday night’s win over West Wendover with 23 points, just 13 more than the double digit game her younger sister Brittney had.
For the Ladycats, the athletic sisters couldn’t be finding their step at a better time of the season.
“We need to turn it up a notch for divisions,” Smith continued.
The Ladycats have dominated most of their games this season but have shown some signs of weakness at times, like in Saturday’s 49-44 road loss to Needles.
They will get a chan LAS VEGAS (AP) — Christian Wood had 27 points, with career highs of 19 rebounds and seven blocked shots, to lead UNLV past Fresno State 73-61 on Tuesday night.
Wood, who was 8 of 18 from the floor and made 11 of 17 free throws, collected his 14th double-double of the year. Rashad Vaughn added 18 points for UNLV (14-10, 5-6 Mountain West Conference).
UNLV closed the first half with a 13-7 run and opened the final period with an 11-5 run to lead 46-30. Julien Lewis nailed a 3-point jumper with 10:31 remaining as Fresno State charged back to close to 59-51. Wood slammed home a dunk for a 63-52 lead with 5:17 left and the Rebels coasted home.
Lewis had 16 points, Karachi Edo added 13 with 10 rebounds and Marvelle Harris chipped in 12 for Fresno State (11-13, 6-5).
ce to earn one last home victory in the regular season on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. against Agassi Prep High School out of Las Vegas before trying to make a deep run in the postseason.
The WPHS Bobcats will play Agassi at home after at 3 p.m.