Truckee basketball | Girls go 1-3 in McQueen Tourney |

Truckee basketball | Girls go 1-3 in McQueen Tourney

Staff report

The Truckee girls basketball team finished 1-3 in the McQueen Tournament this past Thursday and Friday.

Playing shorthanded due to sickness and players gone, the Wolverines lost 57-40 to Bonanza, 53-24 to Argonaut (Calif.) and 45-30 to Ukiah (Calif.). The result of their one win, and who it was against, was not available.

“We played some really good competition,” said Truckee head coach Geoff Stephens. “Had we had our whole team I think we could have won each game.”

Truckee senior forward Jackie Bolton returned for the Wolverines’ final game to help lift them to a 20-plus-point victory. Sydnie English scored 29 points in the game to lead the way.

In the absence of several players, Stephens said a handful of girls were able to get in some quality court time.

“Karina Nunes, Diana Rosas and Kate Traeger were able to play a lot, and it really showed,” Stephens said.

Truckee, now 6-4 overall, is scheduled to play at Dayton on Wednesday before traveling to Elko on Friday and Spring Creek on Saturday.

The Truckee boys, meanwhile, dropped a tough Division I-A crossover game, 79-73, against visiting Fallon on Saturday.

The Wolverines led 46-38 at the half after outscoring the Greenwave 26-15 in the second quarter. But after scoring 16 points to Truckee’s 13 in the third quarter, Fallon outscored the hosts 25-14 in the fourth to pull away.

Stats were not available for either team.

Like the girls, Truckee is scheduled to play at Dayton, Elko and Spring Creek this week. The Wolverines return home to host Incline in the opening Mount Rose League game Thursday, Jan. 10.

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