Truckee basketball | Boys go 3-1 in season-opening Sutro Classic
The Truckee boys’ basketball team finished 3-1 in the Dayton Sutro Classic tournament Thursday through Saturday, with wins against Silver Stage, Bishop (Calif.) and Fernley and an overtime loss to Dayton.
Truckee began the season-opening tournament with a 54-45 win against Silver Stage on Thursday. The Wolverines followed with a hard-fought, 52-49 loss in overtime against the host Dust Devils on Friday. They ended with a pair of wins against Bishop, 48-45, and Fernley, 62-43, on Saturday.
Against the Dust Devils, Truckee junior forward Clayton O’Connell dropped in a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to send the game into overtime tied at 47-all. Dayton outscored Truckee 5-2 in the extra period, scoring all of its points on free throws and#8212; three by Dylan Taylor, who scored a game-high 21 points. Seniors Tony Rodriguez and James DePew scored 11 apiece to lead the Wolverines.
In a defensive struggle against Bishop, Truckee outscored the Broncos 18-10 in the fourth quarter to earn the three-point win. Morgan Nevin and Trent McMullen scored a team-high 10 points apiece, while Rodriguez had seven steals.
The Wolverines used a well-balanced offensive attack to take down the Vaqueros in their tournament finale, as McMullen and Mitch Nelson each scored 12 points, Colin Christian added 10 and Ben Bolton scored eight. Bolton pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds.
Dayton went on to defeat Smith Valley 51-44 in the championship game to defend its title in the Sutro Classic.
and#8212; Darrell Moody of the Nevada Appeal contributed to this report.
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