Nordhoff’s Luke Boyd puts up a shot while teammate Ezra Huffman crashes the boards in a win over Cabrillo earlier this month. Boyd and Huffman helped NHS to a 48-39 win over Thacher Tuesday night to improve to 2-3 on the year. (Ojai Valley News photo by Ken Brown)
Ted Cotti, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Nordhoff High’s boys’ varsity basketball team survived a woeful shooting night and turned up its defense to hold off visiting Thacher, 48-39, in a nonleague game Tuesday night.
Head coach Jason Carney’s Toads’ 2-3 zone defense stifled the Rangers, who were content to settle mostly for three-point tries while converting just 26 percent of their shots from the field.