Truckee basketball | Fisher scores 16 as girls topple Railroaders |

Truckee basketball | Fisher scores 16 as girls topple Railroaders

Staff report
Truckee junior Katie Fisher, shown in a home game against Dayton, led the Wolverines with 16 points in their 47-40 win at Sparks on Tuesday.
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The Truckee varsity basketball teams had mixed results in league games at Sparks on Tuesday, with the girls winning 47-40 and the boys losing 44-34.

In the girls game, the Wolverines (3-7 league, 5-10 overall) overcame a slow start to earn their second win over the Railroaders (2-8, 3-12) in a week.

After falling behind 15-11 by the end of the first quarter, Truckee rebounded to outscore the hosts 16-6 in the second frame to carry a 27-21 lead into the half.

The Railroaders pulled to within three points by the end of the third quarter, 37-34, but the Wolverines took care of business with a 10-6 fourth quarter to secure the victory.

Truckee junior forward Katie Fisher led the way with a game-high 16 points. Marcelle Reynaud added eight points, Sydney Mock scored seven, Jennifer Espinoza had six and Maddie Monson four.

Jocelyn Vasquez and Driftwind Nau scored 10 points apiece to lead the Railroaders.

In the boys contest, the Wolverines played solid defense once again, holding their opponent to fewer than 40 points for the third consecutive game. But they could not generate enough offense to pull out the win.

“We’re playing very well defensively,” Truckee coach Sky Nelson said. “We’re keeping the scores where we need them to be able to outscore teams. But the bottom line is that we need to be able to hit our shots and be more consistent on offense. It comes down to shooting mechanics. We’re playing hard, though.”

The game remained tight throughout the first half, with Truckee leading 9-7 at the end of the first quarter and Sparks leading 16-14 at the half. The Railroaders took over in the third quarter, however, outscoring the Wolverines 15-8.

Senior guard Adrian Garcia had the hot shooting hand for the Railroaders, as he went off for a game-high 20 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the three-point arc and 7-of-10 from the free-throw line.

“Their number 24 (Garcia) is a great shooter,” Nelson said. “He can really knock it down.”

The Wolverines will host Fallon on Friday, with the girls tipping off at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30. Truckee will then travel to Lowry on Saturday.

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