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Lowry High girls show team strength in Truckee

The Lowry High School varsity girls are a solid basketball team, a reality the Wolverines found that out for the second time this season with a 57-48 loss Friday night in Truckee.

The Wolverines and point guard Kelly Stephens ” with her adept ball-handling skills ” handled Lowry’s full-court pressure early on and kept the game close with aggressive play. After one quarter the Wolverines trailed 10-8. But Lowry’s relentless defense and high-percentage shooting took its toll as the game went on.

By half time the score had shot up to 35-19. Truckee fought to get back in the game, and nearly did in the fourth quarter by outscoring Lowry 17-9. By that time, though, it was too late.

Felicia Tenorio led Truckee in scoring with 14 points, followed by Stephens, who scored 10. Katie Malone managed nine points while controlling the paint, like usual. Erica Rice finished with five points, Jesse Lamm had four, and Corina Mincey and Amanda Thorsby each scored three.

For Lowry, Elisa Levader seemed unable to miss a shot, and wound up with 17 points. Erica Ingle scored nine points, Kristi Ingle and Kylie Owsley had six and Stacey Cerri five.

The referees grew increasingly unpopular with fans, players and Truckee coach Angelo Tenorio, who drew a technical foul early in the fourth quarter by giving a ref his opinion about an offensive foul call against Rice.

And while the loss was a loss, the Wolverines are still headed to post-season play, which begins on Wednesday.

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