Lady Wolverines open postseason play Thursday
The Truckee girls’ basketball team closed out the regular season with a 49-35 loss on Saturday, Feb. 10, falling at home to Fernley.
The Wolverines (11-14, 6-10 Northern League) end the regular season having lost five of six, but will enter the Class 3A Northern League postseason as the No. 6 seed.
Truckee got a big game against Fernley from junior Ava Seelenfreund, who scored a team-high 12 points and four steals. Junior Tommi Jepsen was next for Truckee with six points, six rebounds, and a team-high four assists. Freshman Annika Thayer added another five points for the Wolverines.
Truckee will open the first round of postseason play against No. 3 Spring Creek (17-9, 11-5 Northern League) on Thursday, Feb. 13, in Elko, Nev. The Wolverines have lost their last 18 contests to Spring Creek, dating back to 2009. Truckee did manage to push the Spartans in the teams’ last meeting of the season in a 41-39 loss on Feb. 2.
The Truckee boys’ basketball team concluded a difficult season on Saturday, Feb. 10, dropping their seventh consecutive game.
The Wolverines (6-16, 3-13 Northern League) fell 67-57 to Fernley to end the team’s season. The boys held a one-point edge going into the final period, but were outscored 22-11 in the fourth quarter.
Sophomore Isaac Cruz led the team with 17 points. Junior Spencer Edmondson was next with 14 points. Seniors Conor Pugh and Gabriel Cruz combined for 15 points.
Isaac Cruz ends the season as the team’s leading scorer at 12.5 points per game. He also played in each of the team’s 22 contests. Gabriel Cruz was next for the team with 11.8 points per game.
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