Junior Dekoda Barela

Junior Dekoda Barela

The White Pine High boys’ basketball team traveled to Las Vegas to play The Meadows on Jan. 29, and came away with a 66-31 loss. The next day, they lost to Calvary Chapel Christian, 78-52.

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the Bobcats started a five-game homestand by hosting rival Eureka County.

Coach Charlie Hall had his players focus on four of Eureka’s returning seniors.

“We need to attack,” Hall said. “We’re focusing on getting on the board and getting rebounds. We’re working on tying down those two areas.”

Eureka moved to an 11 point lead by the end of the first quarter, but the Bobcats cut their deficit to eight by halftime, down 40-32. In the third quarter the Bobcats tied the score at 57, down by only one at the end of the period. The fourth quarter proceeded in hectic fashion, with each team taking the lead, then promptly losing it.

Eureka scratched out a 68-67 lead with 6.7 seconds left and held on to win.

The Bobcats are now 2-11 in league play, and 3-15 overall.

They host Laughlin on Friday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. The next day, Saturday, Feb. 6, they host Needles, Calif., at 4:30 p.m. Lincoln County comes to town Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. followed by Pahranagat Valley on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.