Truckee girls come back to beat Fernley |

Truckee girls come back to beat Fernley

The Truckee High girls basketball team put on another Jekyll and Hyde impression in a 46-34 Northern 3A win at Fernley on Wednesday.

After falling behind 19-16 with sloppy, uninspired play the first two quarters, the Wolverines emerged from the break as the efficient squad that has shown it can compete with the best teams in league.

“The first half we were just struggling, fumbling the ball around,” said Truckee coach Angelo Tenorio, whose team outscored the Vaqueros 30-15 in the second half. “The girls were not really read to play. We went into the half and had a serious conversation about stepping it up and being ready for the postseason.

“I basically got on their case a little bit to try to light a fire ” told them they’re a playoff team and they need to start playing like one.”

Tenorio’s speech did the trick.

“We came out the second half a different team and took control of the game,” Tenorio said. “We stopped the turnovers, started playing tougher and began taking it to Fernley. We were able to start working together as a team, and when we do that, we’re a pretty tough team to beat.”

Freshman Megan Shalvis led the Wolverines in scoring with 13 points, while senior Lindsay Holt chipped in 10. For Fernley, Jayme King and Annie Lowery each scored a team-high nine points.

Truckee, which has already secured a playoff berth, improved to 5-5 with the win and remains in fifth place in the Northern 3A standings with four games left. Fernley fell to 2-8 in league.

The Truckee girls host Sparks on Friday at 7 p.m.

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