Truckee JV girls unbeaten in hoops
The Junior Varsity Lady Wolverines opened the season against 4A Wooster on Nov. 30 and came out blazing.
The Wolverines opened the game with a 18-point first quarter and went on to defeat the Colts 47-13.
Truckee was led by sophomore guard Brooke Griffin who scored 12 points and was supported by freshmen Sam O’Connell and Megan Shalvis, who each scored 9 points. Five other players contributed to the scoring including post player Mollie Askin with 6 points.
The Wooster Colts, although outmanned, never gave up as the Wolverines faced a full-court press most of the night. The entire team saw plenty of minutes on the court and played a mixture of zone and man to man all game, said coach Geoff Stephens.
On Dec. 3 the Wolverines traveled to North Valley to play another 4A team. Truckee came away with a 30-13 for the first time after in three years.
“Defense won this game as the offense played very tight throughout the night until the fourth quarter when “will” finally won out,” Stephens said.
Led by Chelsea Cordell on defense, with help on defense by Shannon Baumann, Natalie Duner and Ale Coronado-Smith, the Wolverines shut down their opponents until the offense got going.
“I’m very proud of the girls’ play. We didn’t play the most fluid game, but the team never got down,” Stephens said. “They stayed focused and experienced an a rather ugly win. All because they didn’t quit on themselves.”
Stephens said the squad is deep.
“We have 12 players and I would expect all 12 girls to see court time each game,” he said.
Truckee plays Reno today in the Sierra Winter Tournament. The team’s current record is 2-0.