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Boys continue to struggle

LARA MULLIN, Sierra Sun

When the Wolverines faced the Dust Devils in Dayton, they played a strong, aggressive game, coming up just seven points short of victory. On Tuesday night the two teams met again, this time at TTHS.

The first half of play promised another tight game between the two teams, as the Wolverines rallied in the second quarter to end the first half tied 27-27 with Dayton.

Coach Gray’s defensive drills appeared to have borne fruit during the first two quarters, as the Wolverines rebounded aggressively and retained tight coverage on a notoriously successful scoring team.

“After halftime we came out flat and nervous, and from that point on we were out of the game,” said Gray. The Wolverines failed to score a single point in the third quarter, and watched helplessly as the Dust Devils pulled to a substantial 47-27 lead.

Truckee committed 12 turnovers in the third quarter alone – a death wish against a consistent Dayton team who used the possession to their scoring advantage.

“Our ball handlers just could not get the job done,” remarked Gray, after he watched as his team let the game slip away from them. Dayton’s offense led by a 16-point effort by Daw seized the opportunity to visit the basket and consequently crushed the drive and confidence of the young Wolverine squad.

Every Dayton player scored before the final buzzer sounded, leaving the Wolverines with another loss to ponder in a game in which they were a legitimate contender until the second 20 minutes.

Dave Larson led the Wolverines with 13 points for the day and freshman Daniel Galvan netted seven points.

The Wolverines will remain at home this week playing Lowry on Friday and Spring Creek on Saturday.


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