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Truckee basketball | Girls look to carry success into postseason

Sylas Wright
Sierra Sun
Sylas Wright / Sierra SunMegan Shalvis and the Truckee girls' basketball team will host a Northern 3A playoff matchup against Elko of the Ruby Mountain League on Saturday at 5 p.m.
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The collective piece of work is almost frightening.

In the first year of the 2A-3A-mixed Mount Rose League, Truckee’s girls’ basketball team lambasted its lakeside rivals (plus Sparks) by an average score of 54-19 and#8212; a 35-point spread and#8212; while running the table, at 10-0.

The last time the Wolverines lost was Dec. 21 against 4A Hug. They were 4-6 at the time. They’ve since rattled off 13 consecutive wins to power out the season at 17-6 overall.

But while the Truckee girls have enjoyed a dominant run the past two months, first-year head coach Caroline Bechdolt and the Wolverines are well aware of the stiff competition awaiting them in the postseason.

Barring any changes caused by the weather, that challenging road to the 3A state championship starts Saturday, as the top-seeded Wolverines of the MRL host second-seeded Elko of the Ruby Mountain League at 5 p.m.

The Indians enter with a 6-4 league mark (10-15 overall) and#8212; and respect from the hosts.

and#8220;We’re not going to take anyone lightly,and#8221; said Bechdolt. and#8220;We know we’re going to have to work hard.and#8221;

The winner advances to state, which is Feb. 24-26 in Las Vegas.