Lady Wolverines sweep season matchup with Greenwave
The Truckee girls’ basketball team opened the second half of their league schedule on Tuesday night by capturing a 54-39 win against Churchill County.
The Wolverines entered the fourth quarter of the game with a five-point edge, but outscored the Greenwave by 10 in the period to secure the victory.
Truckee’s Ryan Flynn had a big night for the team. The sophomore guard hit 5 of 8 shots from beyond the 3-point line as part of 15 points and three assists in the game.
Junior Annika Thayer posted her third double-double in five games, scoring 12 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. Thayer also had three blocks.
Truckee junior Emma Cooley also broke into double figures with 11 points. Senior Emily Monson finished her night with 14 rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
Truckee (13-3, 8-2 Northern League) holds possession of third place in the league standings. The Wolverines will next host North Valleys (5-12, 3-7 Northern League) on Friday at 6 p.m. The Wolverines beat the Panthers 62-32 in the teams’ first meeting.
FALLON TAKES BOYS MATCHUP
A sizzling start and resounding defensive effort in the fourth quarter pushed Fallon to a 68-43 Northern Class 3A win Tuesday against visiting Truckee varsity boys.
Fallon, which has sole possession of second place, improved to 11-6 overall, 9-1 in league. Truckee dropped to 4-12, 3-7. The margin of victory for Fallon is similar to an earlier 66-43 win in December at Truckee.
Truckee senior Isaac Cruz totaled 15 points to lead the Wolverines. Truckee had its most productive quarter after halftime. Cruz and junior Ethan Flynn each hit a pair of 3-point shots, and senior Luis Gaiten and junior Trevor Stockham each connected in the low post.
Fallon outscored Truckee in the final quarter, 15-7, and led by as many as 27 points midway through the quarter.
Fallon senior Thomas Steele led all scorers with 17 points, while Elijah Jackson finished the game with 16 points. Flynn finished the game in double figures with 11 points, and Purgason had seven for Truckee.
Truckee (4-12, 3-7 Northern League) will look to snap a three-game losing streak today when the team hosts North Valleys (2-15, 1-9 Northern League). The Wolverines took a 51-50 overtime victory against the Panthers earlier in the season. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at email@example.com or 530-550-2643.