Truckee boys split a pair |

Truckee boys split a pair

The Truckee High boys basketball team split a pair of games this past weekend, defeating Fernley 53-50 in overtime Friday and losing 66-51 to Sparks on Saturday.

The Wolverines are now 2-1 in the Northern 3A.

At Fernley, Truckee junior Ryan Roberts finished with a team-high 17 points, followed by Cody Wicks with 10, Pat Galvin nine and Nick Tennant seven.

The biggest points of the game, however, came on a clutch pair of free throws by sophomore Matt Mehan, who knocked down two to tie the score in the final seconds of regulation.

Had it not been for the long-range shooting from Fernley’s Jacob Lehman, who made seven 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 23 points, Truckee would not have needed overtime to pull out the win.

“Every time we were ready to put the dagger in them, (Lehman) would hit a 3,” Truckee coach Steve Ames said.

Against visiting Sparks, Ames said the Wolverines trailed from the start and never pulled to within single digits.

“We were just flat off the get-go,” the coach said. “The kids said they were tired, but Sparks also played three games (in four days), so we can’t use that as an excuse.”

Roberts again led the Wolverines in scoring, posting 14 points. Wicks scored 10, Galvin nine, Tennant eight and Kevin Wood eight.

On the other side, the Railroaders’ Zack Quilici led all scorers with 32 points, including four 3-pointers.

Truckee hosts Yerington on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 4, but was postponed due to weather.

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