Girls split games in league opener
The Tahoe-Truckee High School girls’ varsity basketball team went 1-1 in its opening weekend of league play, beating Battle Mountain and losing to Spring Creek.
On Friday, the Wolverines beat Battle Mountain 40-24.
Lindsey Back led the way with eight points, followed closely by Shannon Holland with seven.
Erin DeMont scored six, while Erin Tomassello and Becca Shook scored five apiece.
“Our scoring was pretty balanced,” said head coach Mike Merriman.
“We pressed pretty good in the beginning and got up a quick lead,” Merriman said.
“Our attention levels were real good and we did what we needed to do.”
On Saturday, it was a different story as Truckee fell 51-34 to Spring Creek.
“We lost, but we didn’t play poorly,” said Merriman.
He said Spring Creek is probably one of the top three teams in the state.
“They press hard and it wears on you,” he said. “We just turned the ball over too many times.”
Shook and Back were good for nine points each.
Three girls scored four apiece -Corrie Crom, DeMont and Grace Kennelly.
“We were fairly cold, not hitting our percentages,” Merriman said.
On Tuesday, Truckee faced North Tahoe, but results were not available at press time.
North Tahoe entered the match coming off a win against Battle Mountain.
Truckee will play Fernely on the road tomorrow (6 p.m.).
“They have a real good game, but we can beat them if we play well and keep our heads together,” Merriman said. “They’re not nearly as big as they used to be.”
The girls’ junior varsity team beat both Battle Mountain and Spring Creek in league openers last weekend.
Ashley Long led the Wolverine JV squad in a 40-13 rout on Friday night.
Lauren Gordon led in scoring for the Wolverines on Saturday as they beat Spring Creek 35-34.
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