Lady Wolverines score season-high 74 points in blowout win over Vikings
The Truckee area has been gripped by cold and snow this week, but inside the high school gymnasium, the nets are likely still smoldering from last Friday’s performance by the Lady Wolverines basketball team.
Junior Elena Friedman and senior Ava Seelenfreund combined for 43 of Truckee’s season-high 74 points during the team’s 51-point blowout win against South Tahoe.
Friedman was on fire from beyond the 3-point line, draining 6 of 8 attempts for 18 points on the night in one of the top shooting performances in Truckee girls’ basketball history.
“I knew it was going to be a pretty good game after the first shot, so I just tried to keep that going,” said Friedman on the performance. “There was that, and also my team was really encouraging.”
Seelenfreund dominated both sides of the ball, scoring a season-high 25 points on 11 of 18 shooting, while also finishing the game with 10 steals.
“This was a big improvement,” said Seelenfreund on the team’s win. “We played more as a team and our shots were dropping.”
Sophomore Annika Thayer also finished in double figures with 14 points. Thayer blocked seven shots in the game as well. Senior guard Tommi Jepsen scored eight points. Junior Emily Monson led Truckee with seven rebounds and eight assists.
The Wolverines (15-5, 8-5 Northern League) will put their two-game winning streak on the line Wednesday night, traveling to face Fernley (12-9, 9-5 Northern League). Truckee beat Fernley 49-44 earlier in the season.
“Hopefully we can maintain this momentum,” said Seelenfreund. “And keep working as a team and taking good shots.”
Truckee boys fall to rivals South Tahoe
The Truckee boys’ basketball team struggled to get things going offensively in the first three quarters during a 59-36 loss to South Tahoe on Friday.
The Wolverines tallied just 17 points going into the final period, and shot 26 percent from the field for the game.
Sophomore Ethan Flynn led Truckee with 12 points. Freshman Sam Purgason scored eight points.
Truckee (6-12, 1-12 Northern League) will face Fernley (11-10, 8-6 Northern League) on the road on Wednesday. The Vaqueros beat the Wolverines 58-50 earlier in the year.
Lakers drop games to Battle Mountain
The North Tahoe boys’ basketball team dropped their fourth straight game last Friday, falling 45-36 at home to Battle Mountain.
The Lakers trailed by two going into the final frame, but were outscored 12-5 as the Longhorns avenged an earlier season loss to North Tahoe.
North Tahoe (11-10, 5-8 Northern League) will face rivals Incline (18-6, 12-1 Northern League) at home on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Highlanders beat the Lakers 64-35 earlier in the year.
The North Tahoe girls’ basketball team suffered a 53-25 loss at home to Battle Mountain last Friday.
The Lady Lakers (3-18, 2-11 Northern League) will face Incline (17-3, 11-2 Northern League) at home on Friday. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. Incline beat North Tahoe 64-18 earlier in the season.
Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at email@example.com.
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