Hawks pick apart Wolverines | SierraSun.com

Hawks pick apart Wolverines

The Hug Hawks swooped down on Truckee on Dec. 8, picking apart the Truckee offense and leaving the Wolverines with a 60-28 loss. While the Truckee defense continued its season’s solid play and aggressive inside coverage, they were unable to hold off a skillful shooting Hug squad. Every Hug player managed to score.

Junior Deidre Panziera used her height and skill to hold Hug’s key three point shooter, Daphne Tuamohsloa, to 11 points by limiting Tuamohsloa’s play to inside shots and lay-ups. The Wolverines also rebounded well, yet were unable to translate breakaways into scoring opportunities.

Keely Carollo, Truckee’s point guard, was unable to organize a discernable offensive drive in the face of Hug’s defense, who are strong contenders in 4A play. Lauren Gordon topped the scoring charts for the Wolverines with eight points while standout Heather Shove was just two points shy with six.

Also catching some net for Truckee were Panziera with five points, Teal Cutter with four and Carollo and Shelly Sampson with two each. Vanessa Ramirez finished the day with one point from the line. The Wolverines shot just under 50 percent with six out of 13 from the line, and failed to hit any shots from the three point line.

Coach Mike Merriman will continue to work through the holes in his team’s game this week as the Wolverines prepare to play Whittell tomorrow and Dayton on Saturday in the first league game of the season. Both games will be at Truckee.

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