Lady Wolverines look for 20th straight win over Dayton (GALLERY)
After splitting a pair of home games last weekend, the Truckee girls’ basketball team will hit the road tonight for a contest against Dayton.
Last Friday, the Wolverines returned home for the first time since Dec. 8, but had their late comeback against Spring Creek fall short in a 50-44 defeat.
The game was close early on with the Spartans holding a 28-25 lead going into halftime. Spring Creek then took over in the third quarter, opening a 12-point edge. The Wolverines fought to close the gap in the fourth quarter, but the Spartans managed to hold on for the victory.
Truckee senior Ava Seelenfreund led all scorers with a 16 points on 7 of 16 shooting. Junior Elena Friedman also broke double digits, finishing the night with 12 points. Sophomore Annika Thayer pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds, and senior Tommi Jepsen led Truckee with three blocks.
Spring Creek’s Jasmine Yadeskie led the Spartans with 14 points.
Truckee responded to the loss the following day by picking up the team’s first Northern League win of the year, defeating Elko 70-43 at home.
Freshman Ryan Flynn led the way with 16 points as Truckee finished the game with four players in double figures. Friedman knocked down four 3-pointers as part of 14 points in the game. Thayer also finished with 14 points, and pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds along with four blocked shots. Seelenfreund added 10 points. Jepsen and junior Emily Monson both scored eight points for Truckee.
Truckee (8-3, 1-3 Northern League) has now won four of its past five games, and will face a Dayton (2-6, 1-4 Northern League) team, which has lost two straight contests. The Wolverines have also won 19 straight games against Dayton, dating back to the 2008 season.
Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.