Boys basketball: Vaqueros win consolation bracket in Lake Mead Invitational

Photo courtesy Staci King








Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

The Fernley High School boys basketball team finished its weekend by winning the consolation bracket of the Lake Mead Invitational Saturday in Las Vegas.

The Vaqueros beat The Meadows 67-33 Saturday morning then beat Virgin Valley 54-43 in the consolation final.

Against The Meadows, Fernley opened the game with a 21-2 run and finished it by outscoring the Mustangs 19-6 in the fourth quarter.


Zach Burns led Fernley with 16 points, while Dario Ceresola had 11 and Russ Ortiz added 10.

Against Virgin Valley, the Vaqueros trailed 14-8 heading into the second quarter, but turned the game around by outscoring the Bulldogs 20-8. Virgin Valley rallied in the third to take a 38-37 lead, but Fernley finished with a 17-5 fourth quarter for the win.

Burns led the Vaqueros with 25 points and Rei Robinette added 12.

Burns was selected to the all-tournament team.

The Vaqueros went 3-1 in the tournament and are now 4-1 overall, and will open league play next week, hosting Elko Friday and Spring Creek Saturday.

Fernley scoring vs. The Meadows: Drew Miller 9, Rei Robinette 2, Zac Terra 3, Zach Burns 16, Russ Ortiz 10, Dario Ceresola 11, Jay King 7, Josh Kirk 3, Garrison Harjo 3.

Fernley scoring vs. Virgin Valley: Miller 1, Robinette 12, Terra 5, Burns 25, Ortiz 3, Ceresola 3, King 4.

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