Truckee basketball | Boys, girls blow out Whittell
The Truckee boys’ and girls’ basketball teams ran away with easy wins at Whittell on Tuesday, the boys 65-26 and the girls 58-16.
and#8220;We really had to put the breaks on the girls,and#8221; said Truckee coach Geoff Stephens, who was pleased to see every player on his team score.
Senior Aleigh Krug led the Wolverines with 14 points and six rebounds. Sydnie English finished with eight points and 10 rebounds, Sassy Graham had eight points, Olivia Duner had seven steals, Katey Hamill had five steals, and Krysta Murphy had seven rebounds.
Stephens said he called up sophomore forward Maison Power from JV to help out in the absence of senior Courtney Shalvis, who is sidelined with an injured knee. But after her first varsity game, Power was involved in a car accident on the drive home from Zephyr Cove in which she suffered a sprained ankle. She’s on crutches and is questionable for the postseason next week, Stephens said.
Truckee improved to 9-0 in Mount Rose League play and 15-5 overall as Whittell remains winless in league.
The Wolverines have secured the top 3A girls’ seed from the MRL, which comes with home-court advantage in the opening round of the 3A postseason on Friday, Feb. 17. Truckee will likely host Dayton or Fernley, or possibly Fallon.
In the boys’ game, Truckee coach Angelo Tenorio said he was proud of his team’s effort, as the Wolverines have increased their focus in preparation for the postseason.
and#8220;The kids played really well,and#8221; Tenorio said. and#8220;We’re trying to gear up for playoffs, so the kids are working incredibly hard.and#8221;
Tenorio was particularly impressed with the performance of junior forward Adam Morgan, who has had back-to-back solid game for the Wolverines. On Tuesday he finished with a game-high 18 points, while Trent McMullen scored 11, Zac Pettit had seven, and Nash McMullen and David Burnham six apiece. Navjit Sandhu led Whittell with six points.
Truckee, which earned the second 3A seed from the Mount Rose League, will travel to top-seeded Elko of the Ruby Mountain League for the opening round of the playoffs on Friday, Feb. 17.