Truckee basketball: Boys, girls split first league games
TEAM RECORD: Truckee 1-1 league, 6-5 overall; Yerington 1-1 league.
RECAP: The Wolverines came from behind to win the second half, 32-25, after trailing 40-30 at the midway point. Truckee stepped up its defensive pressure the final two quarters to hold the Lions to 10 points in the third and only five points in the fourth. Coach Mike Hoehn said Truckee’s defensive pressure wore down Yerington in the end, as the Wolverines pressed all game while rotating players in and out to keep fresh legs on the court.
LEADING CONTRIBUTORS: Matt Mehan scored a team-high 19 points, Matt Hoehn added 14 points, two blocks and 10 rebounds, and Tyler Ferris had 12 points and converted 5-of-8 free throws in the fourth quarter. Defensively, Mitch Nelson shut down Yerington’s leading scorer down the stretch.
COACH MIKE HOEHN COMMENTS: “We’re having a hard time starting. We’re finding ourselves having to come from behind. I need to find a way to get them motivated in the first quarter.”
TEAM RECORDS: Truckee 1-1 league, 6-6 overall; Yerington 2-0 league.
RECAP: In a rematch of last year’s 3A state championship, defending champion Yerington edged the Wolverines 35-27. Truckee intentionally slowed down the pace of the game to keep the Lions’ top scorers in check. It worked for most of the game, as the fourth quarter began with the score tied. But Yerington made more shots the final eight minutes to pull away.
LEADING CONTRIBUTORS: Megan Shalvis led Truckee with 17 points, and Michelle Hoehn scored 13. Guards Katy Stephens and Annie Rodriguez played tight defense and took care of the ball on the offensive end to limit turnovers.
COACH ANGELO TENORIO COMMENTS: “We had out chances in the end. We just didn’t execute, and we had some shots go in and out.”
TEAM RECORDS: Truckee 1-1 league, Dayton 1-1 league
RECAP: Again Truckee started slowly, falling behind 20-12 by the end of the first quarter and 34-22 at the half. The deficit was too much to overcome in the second half, despite outscoring the Dust Devils 31-25 after the break.
LEADING CONTRIBUTORS: Matt Mehan led Truckee with 13 points, and was followed by Jon Ford with 11 points and Matt Hoehn with 10 points and four assists. Ford played a huge role defensively for Truckee down the stretch.
COACH MIKE HOEHN COMMENTS: “We got off to a slow start again. We gave up 20 points in the first quarter, which killed us.”
UP NEXT: Truckee is scheduled to play at Sparks on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
TEAM RECORDS: Truckee 1-1 league, 6-6 overall.
RECAP: Truckee settled back into its up-tempo style of play after Friday’s loss, pressing full court most of the game and forcing a young Dayton team to turn the ball over. Coach Tenorio was pleased with a balanced scoring effort.
LEADING CONTRIBUTORS: Michelle Hoehn scored a team-high 19 points, while Megan Shalvis scored 11 and Katy Stephens eight. Shalvis had a good second half, creating a number of steals to keep momentum on Truckee’s side. Guards Annie Rodriguez, Katy Stephens and Brooke Griffin played tough defense throughout.
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