Truckee boys fall 44-30 to Dayton, remain winless in league play
January 9, 2019
The Truckee boys' basketball team suffered a third consecutive defeat on Tuesday, falling on the road 44-30 to Dayton.
Ball security and poor shooting doomed the Wolverines on the night, resulting in the team’s lowest offensive output of the season.
Truckee held an early 9-6 lead after the first quarter of play, but then went without a field goal until roughly two minutes remaining in the half. Sophomore Ethan Flynn ended the drought with a 3-pointer as part of a team-high 10 points on the night.
Senior Joey Martinez responded for the Dust Devils by knocking down a triple of his own to give Dayton a 20-13 lead at halftime. The Dust Devils outscored the Wolverines 14-4 during the quarter.
Junior Isaac Cruz opened the second half by getting into the paint and fighting through a foul for a basket. The ensuing free throw brought Truckee to within four points, but the Wolverines wouldn't score again until midway through the quarter as Dayton went on a 7-0 run. Dayton senior Joshua Pasasouk would later hit a 3-pointer followed by a free throw to give the Dust Devils a 36-23 lead at the end of the third quarter. Pasasouk led all scorers on the night with 24 points.
In the fourth quarter, Flynn hit a 3-pointer to cut lead to 10, but Truckee’s final few trips up the floor yielded nothing but several errant 3-pointers while Dayton extended its lead to 14 from the free throw line before the final buzzer sounded.
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Truckee senior Spencer Edmondson returned to the lineup from an injury and matched Cruz with five points on the night.
Truckee (5-5, 0-5 Northern League) will next host Fernley (5-7, 2-3 Northern League) on Friday, Jan. 11. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
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