Truckee boys pick up pair of wins ahead of season finale
February 13, 2019
The Truckee basketball team has had a rough run through league play this season, but the boys are a game away from closing the year on a high note.
After going 1-13 in the Northern League, the Wolverines picked up wins in two of their past three games and will have another shot at victory Thursday night at home in the regular-season finale against North Valleys.
Last weekend, the Wolverines traveled to Eastern Nevada and split a pair of contests against Spring Creek and Elko.
The team opened the two-game road trip on Friday by topping the Spartans 41-34 in one of the squad’s best performances of the season.
Sophomore Ethan Flynn poured in 18 points, which included a trio of 3-pointers. Flynn also pulled down a team-high seven rebounds. Junior Isaac Cruz tallied nine points and junior Payton Schuchert scored eight points.
The boys then headed to Elko the following day and were topped 59-21 by the first-place Indians. Elko senior Alex Klekas put on an impressive performance from the field, scoring 26 points on 10 of 14 shooting.
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The Wolverines returned home on Tuesday night and topped Sparks, 55-31, completing a sweep of the Railroaders on the year.
Truckee (8-14, 2-14 Northern League) will close out the season Thursday night at home against North Valleys (10-16, 5-12 Northern League). The Panthers defeated the Wolverines 70-60 earlier in the year.