Dayton defeats Truckee boys |

Dayton defeats Truckee boys

The Truckee High boys basketball team dropped to 2-1 in Northern 3A league play (5-3 overall) with a 58-39 loss at Dayton on Wednesday.

“I’m still shocked at the way we played,” said Truckee coach Keith Crawford. “But I want to take the blame for the loss. Obviously I didn’t prepare the guys well enough.”

Senior Cory Hoehn led the Wolverines in scoring with 10 points and junior Cody Wicks finished with 8 points. Each had 6 rebounds.

“Dayton came out tough,” said Crawford, whose team fell to the Dust Devils 56-38 in the Sutro Classic tournament championship on Dec. 2. “They were the tougher team the whole game, and they were the smarter team.”

The loss was not a result of lack of effort, Crawford said.

“We played hard,” the coach said. “But after watching them (the Dust Devils) last night, there’s a reason Dayton has been in the state playoffs the last three years. Dayton is the top team in the 3A.”

Despite the two early-season losses to the Dust Devils, Crawford is not concerned.

“It’s not the end of the world,” he said. “We’ll get back in the gym and get ready for next week.”

The Wolverines travel to Spanish Springs for a non-league contest on Monday. Tip-off is 7 p.m.

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