Girls basketball wins big against league foe |

Girls basketball wins big against league foe

Sylas Wright
Sierra Sun

The varsity girls basketball team hosted a turnover fest at the expense of Incline Wednesday evening. By the time the damage was done, the Wolverines had accumulated 44 points to Incline’s 18.

“I was impressed with our defense,” Truckee head coach Angelo Tenorio said. “We took care of the ball and created turnovers that resulted in a lot of fast-break opportunities.”

The Wolverines dominated the game in every facet, holding the Highlanders to just seven points in the second half. But it was their stifling pressure defense that created the biggest problem for the opposition as the Highlanders rarely were able to get off a shot. Often times, they were unable to get the ball across half court.

Despite the score, Truckee players were not fully satisfied with their performance.

“We did awesome, but we could have done better,” senior forward Amanda Thorsby said. “We need to work on making our shots and passing.”

Senior guard Corina Mincey, who led the team in scoring with eight points, agreed.

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“A lot of us were [rusty]. We weren’t making layups, which normally we’re really good at,” Mincey said.

Helping Truckee stay fresh throughout the game was the quality play of its bench, which Tenorio said is strong down to the last player. This factored in to the balanced scoring, as nearly every player contributed points:

Junior point guard Kelly Stephens put in seven, senior shooting guard Felicia Tenorio and sophomore forward Lindsay Holt each had six and Thorsby finished with five.

“We did really good,” Stephens said. “Our second string really pulled their weight. They were working hard.”

Mincey said that with as high of aspirations as Truckee has this season, the big win will not alter the team’s focus.

“We’re taking it one game at a time until we reach our goal, which is state,” she said.

Apparently still in the Christmas spirit, Felicia Tenorio wore red-and-white-striped knee-high socks, with fuzzy white trim around the top. Erica Rice, a senior forward, also sported knee-highs, but with one swirled in Christmas colors, as if a candy cane, and the other red with white dots. Sophomore forward Lindsay Holt also had on tall socks, but with red and black stripes.