On Sunday, Dec. 27 the White Pine High girls basketball team traveled to Las Vegas to compete in the Gator Classic Tournament.

On Dec. 28, the Ladycats lost their opening game against Rancho, 36-23.

Defense kept the opponent’s score manageable, and Debra Kingston and Emily Bischoff did their best to provide the team with second chances. The seniors grabbed 16 and seven rebounds respectively, but missed shots on offense kept the Ladycats from overcoming the Ram’s low score.

A few hours later, the girls regained their typical form with a dominating 61-16 victory over Malibu (Calif.). Senior Ashlyn Huntington led the offensive effort with 13 points. Junior Mikinley Prengel, freshman Madison Rick and Kingston each added 10 points. Prengel and Rick also earned eight rebounds each.

The next day, Dec. 29, the Ladycats lost to Silverado, 59-45. Kingston scored 13 and scooped seven rebounds while Huntington added 11 points.

Hours later they bounced back and beat Del Sol, 46-27. Huntington led the way with 17 points, six rebounds and a block.

On Dec. 30 they lost to Dimond (Alaska), 62-36. Huntington scored 15. They continued tournament play against Spanish Springs later that day, but did not finish by press time.

The team travels to play Laughlin on Friday, Jan. 8 followed by another road game at Needles (Calif.) the next day, Jan. 9.