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Truckee basketball | Boys struggle in Rail City Classic

Sun Staff report

The Truckee boys’ basketball team finished 0-3 in Rail City Classic tournament in Sparks this past weekend, losing 59-36 to Placer, 63-55 to Incline and 72-59 to Wooster.

and#8220;We struggled a little bit,and#8221; said Truckee head coach Angelo Tenorio. and#8220;We had way too many turnovers. We didn’t take care of the ball and we didn’t shoot well throughout the tournament.and#8221;

Tenorio said the Wolverines did not put forth a good enough effort defensively and also scuffled at the free-throw line.

and#8220;We didn’t shoot well from the line or the from the field. Then defensively we kind of had a lack of effort at times; we didn’t help each other enough,and#8221; Tenorio said.

After dropping their opener to Placer, a large California school, the Wolverines ran into a tough Incline team that played into the 2A state championship each of the past two years.

Truckee took an early 19-13 lead against its Mount Rose League rival in the first quarter before Incline fought back, outscoring the Wolverines 14-7 in the second quarter to take a 27-26 at the half. Incline used a 21-point fourth quarter to Truckee’s 15 to pull away in the end.

Incline senior point guard Jordan Wright scored a team-high 15 points while Patrick Murray finished with 13 points and six assists, Orin Porter had 11 points, and Mitch Gehring pulled down 11 rebounds. Truckee’s stats were not available.

The Wolverines’ 13-point loss to Wooster to end the tournament marked the first win of the season for the Colts. Truckee is now 3-5 overall.