JV girls lose first league game in two years
February 11, 2008
The Truckee High junior varsity girls basketball team was dealt its first league loss in two years at the hands of Spring Creek on Friday.
In a battle of “attitude,” the Truckee girls fell short 35-32 but played it to the wire. In immediate foul trouble, the Wolverines lost both post player Chelsea Cordell and guard/post player Samantha O’ Connell during a frantic fourth quarter.
Poor foul shooting and turnovers were examples of Truckee feeling the strain of trying to run the table undefeated.
After a long locker-room speech to the girls that focused on how great a season they had and that one game does not define a season, the girls found strength from each other and defeated Lowry the next day to win the junior varsity league championship by a score of 42-21.
“Over the past five years I am amazed at the effort and accomplishments that each team has achieved,” said Truckee coach Geoff Stephens.
The girls JV program has won the last two league championships and tied for first three years ago. The Wolverines finished the regular season 12-1 and 21-6 overall.