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JV girls hoops receives ‘A’ for preseason effort

The Truckee High junior varsity girls basketball team finished its preseason with a record of 7-5 competing against all 4A programs.

Two of the losses were against powerhouse Bishop Manogue, including one in the Championship game of the High Sierra Tournament in early December. In the tournament, the Wolverines defeated Reno, Wooster, North Valleys, McQueen, Galena, Damonte Ranch and Douglas, while dropping close games to Carson and Hug.

The Wolverines’ first real test of character came when the coaching staff decided to move freshmen guard Megan Shalvis up to the varsity team in an effort to solidify its bench and depth.



After two losses the JV girls started taking on the responsibilities left by the void of Shalvis. Truckee coach Geoff Stephens said it took a couple of games for the girls to get use to playing without their friend and leading scorer.

“I was confident they could and they have and will be very tough to beat in the 3A league,” Stephens said.



Truckee is led by sophomore captains Chelsea Cordell, a tough post player, and Brooke Griffin, the most unselfish point guard around, Stephens said.

Amber Davy and Natalie Duner have assumed more responsibility handling the ball and on the ever improving press, the coach said, and sophomores Mollie Askin, Heather Fisher, Citlali Hernandez and Bailey Vincent have all picked up their efforts on offense and defensive.

Aly Coronado-Smith, Samantha O’Connell and Shannan Baumann, all freshman, take turns rotating into the starting lineup and have done a terrific job of playing hard-nose, aggressive team basketball, Stephens said.


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