Truckee basketball | Boys fall to Elko, Spring Creek on road
The Truckee boys basketball team dropped a pair of league games on the road this past weekend, 43-32 at Spring Creek on Friday and 66-34 at Elko the following day.
The Wolverines played first-place Elko tough in the first quarter, limiting the Indians to 10 points while scoring six of their own.
Elko’s Robert Saenz and Marshall Dumas took over in the second quarter, however, combining for 16 of the hosts’ 23 points in the frame to stretch the lead to 33-12 by the half.
Truckee experienced its most successful offensive period of the game in the third, scoring 15 points. But Elko scored 19 as the lead grew to 52-27. The Indians then outscored the Wolverines 14-7 in the fourth to cruise to the win.
Elko sophomore Eric Klekas drilled seven of his 10 three-point attempts in the second half on his way to a game-high 23 points. Dumas added 11 points and Saenz and Tim Meo both had nine.
Sophomore forward Justin Wadsworth led Truckee with eight points. Nick Oberriter and Gavin Broad each scored seven, and Teagan Pado scored five.
The Wolverines got off to a slow start against the Spartans and found themselves trailing 14-2 after the first quarter and 21-6 at the half. Truckee played Spring Creek evenly in the third quarter, 8-8, and won the fourth, 18-14, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the large first-half deficit.
Jordan Fonger scored 11 points for the Spartans and Caden Gunnell had 10.
Elko and Lowry — which clash Tuesday night in Winnemucca — are the only remaining undefeated teams in the Northern Division I-A, both with 7-0 records.
Spring Creek is third in the standings at 5-2, and South Tahoe is fourth at 4-2. Truckee fell to 0-5 in league.
The Wolverines are scheduled to host Dayton on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Truckee plays at Fernley on Saturday and host Sparks next Tuesday, Jan. 20.
— Information for this article was provided by Elko Daily Free Press Sports Editor Anthony Mori.
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