Prep roundup: Truckee girls go 1-3 at Whittell Tourney
The Truckee girls’ basketball team most recently competed at the Whittell Tournament over the weekend, playing in four games in three days.
The Class 3A Lady Wolverines started strong with a 48-39 win over Class 2A Incline on Thursday, Dec. 7, as the girls laid claim to the title of Lake Tahoe’s top girls’ basketball team (Incline topped South Tahoe earlier in the season).
After the Wolverines’ freshmen led the way in the season opener, the seniors took over for Truckee in the team’s second game of the year as Isabella Abarno and Sara Sawyer tallied 14 points apiece to lead Truckee past Incline. Sawyer went 7 of 8 from the field, and tied freshman Annika Thayer for a team-high eight rebounds. Junior Tommie Jepsen and freshman Lauren Tanner each posted four steals in the game for Truckee.
Incline junior Taylor Redfern led all scorers with 17 points. Redfern scored 15 of her points from behind the 3-point line.
The Wolverines went on to drop both games of a doubleheader the following day against the defending Class 1A state champions Owyhee, and Class 4A Hug.
Sawyer led Truckee in their 57-45 loss to Owyhee with 10 points on 5 of 8 shooting, and a team-high eight rebounds.
Truckee’s three freshmen then led the team against Hug later in the day, as the Wolverines were edged 51-47 behind a big fourth quarter from the Hawks.
Thayer led Truckee with 16 points, followed by freshman Emma Cooley with 10 points and Tanner with seven points. Jepsen led the team with four assists and five steals.
Truckee then concluded the tournament on Saturday, Dec. 10, with a 36-26 loss to Class 2A Pershing County. The Wolverines failed to break double digits in each quarter, which included a three-point second period.
Cooley led Truckee in the game with 16 points, including a 4 of 9 shooting performance from the 3-point line. Thayer posted a team-high nine rebounds.
Truckee (2-3, 1-0 Northern League) then played at league rival South Tahoe on Tuesday, Dec. 12 (results not available at time of press).
Truckee will continue to play on the road for their next game at Churchill County on Friday, Dec. 15.
Statistics provided by MaxPreps.com.
The North Tahoe boys and girls’ basketball teams also competed in the Whittell Tournament over the weekend.
The Lakers managed to pick up their first win of the season after several tight contests, taking a 47-42 win over Owyhee on Thursday, Dec. 7.
The girls’ team is still searching for their first win after tournament action, and will open league play on the road on Friday, Dec. 15 against Battle Mountain. The boys will also open league play on the road on Friday at Battle Mountain.