Lady Wolverines trounce Dayton, face North Tahoe today |

Lady Wolverines trounce Dayton, face North Tahoe today

The Lady Wolverines varsity basketball team opened league play last Saturday with a 45-35 win against the Dayton Dust Devils at Dayton.

And for the second game in a row, their defense was the difference.

“We played the best defense we have played yet against Dayton,” said Head Coach John Western. “We hustled, we covered spots. They didn’t just score 35 points, we held them to 35.”

The Dust Devils broke into double figures in only one quarter, when they scored 13 in the second.

At the other end, center Heather Shove was dominant in the middle in the first half, scoring 11 of her team-high 12 points against the Dust Devils man-to-man defense.

The Wolverines led 25-20 at the break.

In the second half, the Wolverines made some key baskets from the outside, as the Dust Devils had switched to zone defense.

“Lauren [Gordon] and Inida [Millholen] hit a couple from the outside in the second half, and we got more balance scoring instead of just relying on Heather,” Western said. “And when they pressed us, Natalie Pratt and Jamie Froelich handled it really well.”

Gordon had the Wolverines’ only 3-pointer, while sophomore Jacqueline Diaz added 10 points.

“She was a nice surprise,” Western said of Diaz.

The win improved the Lady Wolverines’ record to 4-1, 1-0.

They play rival North Tahoe High School today in Tahoe City at 6 p.m.

Last Thursday, the Wolverines beat North Valley High, 54-29, in their final preseason game.

Shove had 18 for the Wolverines.

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