Truckee JV girls take two on the hardwood |

Truckee JV girls take two on the hardwood

The Truckee High junior varsity girls basketball team swept its opponents this past weekend, defeating Fernley 31-17 at home Friday and Sparks 38-29 on the road Saturday.

Continuing to struggle offensively in the first half, the Wolverines used their aggressive defense to create scoring opportunities.

Brooke Griffin led the way offensively with seven points, followed by Aly Coronado-Smith with six. Five other Wolverines contributed to the offense, with Amber Davy and Natalie Duner scoring four points each, and Sam O’Connell chipping in five points and seven rebounds. Shannon Bauman and Chelsea Cordell rounded out the scoring with three and two, respectively.

The Wolverines played hard for four quarters against Sparks but could not put away a tenacious Railroader squad.

Never trailing, the Wolverines kept the Railroaders at bay by winning at the free throw line. Truckee made 13 of 22 from the charity strip to equal the scoring of Sparks into the fourth quarter. O’Connell hit seven out of 10 to preserve the Wolverine win.

Defense, free throws and balance scoring again was the recipe for success. Heather Fisher and Mollie Askin helped with the scoring, and Bailey Vincent and Citlali Hernandez anchored the zone defense in the final three minutes to keep Sparks from attempting a comeback.

Truckee hosts league rivals Spring Creek and Lowry on Friday and Saturday.

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