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Truckee boys lose at Sparks

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The Truckee High boys basketball team dropped to 2-2 in league (6-5 overall) with a 48-37 loss at Sparks on Wednesday.

Keith Crawford, head coach of the Wolverines, pointed to his team’s “25 to 30 turnovers, easily,” as a primary reason for the defeat.

“We turned the ball over entirely too much,” he said. “There’s not a drill that can get us better when it comes to turnovers. Either you take care of the ball or you don’t.”

The contest was Truckee’s first since hosting Pyramid Lake on Dec. 20 ” a game the Wolverines won 62-46.

Crawford said rust from the time off over the holidays may have contributed to the sloppy play exhibited by the Wolverines, who had trouble scoring throughout. The first half was particularly bad, as Truckee fell behind 23-8 before heading into the locker room.

“That may have had a lot to do with it, but we had our chances,” Crawford said of Truckee’s scoring opportunities, adding that their struggles had nothing to do with a lack of effort.

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“The guys gave it their all,” he said. “But for whatever reason, we just could not put the ball in the hole.

“We have to be in that predator state of mind on offense. We have it on defense, but we need it offensively.”

Junior Pat Galvin led the Wolverines in scoring with 15 points, and senior Cory Hoehn had six points and 10 rebounds.

Truckee plays at Lowry today and faces Spring Creek the following day.