Truckee basketball | Girls, boys split league games at Dayton |

Truckee basketball | Girls, boys split league games at Dayton

Truckee senior Kaylee Neill, shown against Elko last week, led the Wolverines with 14 points in a 55-34 win at Dayton on Tuesday.
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Truckee is scheduled to host Sparks on Tuesday and South Tahoe next Friday. Varsity girls tip off at 6 p.m. and boys at 7:30.

The Truckee girls basketball team defeated Dayton 55-34 on the road Tuesday, while the boys lost 44-39 despite a valiant second-half comeback.

Senior guard Kaylee “Ned” Neill led the girls with 14 points. Sophomore point guard Sydney Mock scored 13 points, and Lauren Peak and Anais Fay added eight points apiece.

“Our defensive pressure stepped up and we started making things,” said Truckee coach Dave Shalvis, whose team improved to 3-4 in Northern Division I-A play.

Sophomore guard Angela Sikora hit six 3-pointers to lead the Dust Devils, who fell to 0-7 in league.

The Truckee boys got off to a slow start. They scored just seven points in the first quarter and six in the second as they fell behind 21-13 by the half.

The Wolverines stormed back in the third quarter, however, holding Dayton to five points while scoring 14 to take over the lead at 27-26 entering the fourth.

Their first league win proved elusive, though, as the hosts outscored them 18-12 in the final frame to pull out the win.

It was a two-man show for the Dust Devils. Senior guard Austin Fletcher, who is averaging better than 13 points a game, scored a season-high 27 points and Julio Meza finished with 10. Only two other Dayton players scored.

Truckee stats were not available.

Dayton improved to 4-3 in league and Truckee dropped to 0-7.

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