Truckee basketball | Girls run away with victory at home
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Truckee girls’ basketball team allowed Sparks to hang around for a quarter and a half before finally settling in Friday night.
Once they did, there was little the Railroaders could do as the Wolverines dominated the rest of the contest en route to a 52-19 win.
and#8220;Once our defense settles in and gets in the right mindset, we gain a lot of confidence,and#8221; said Truckee head coach Geoff Stephens, whose Wolverines held Sparks to just five points in the second half, and zero in the third quarter.
After a solid start, Truckee went cold in the second quarter as the Railroaders climbed back in it with help from Stephanie Parker, whose third three-pointer of the quarter tied the score at 14-14.
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Truckee senior forward Krysta Murphy followed with a score in the paint, Aleigh Krug made a pair of free throws, Sydnie English hit a baseline jumper, and Krug scored the next two times down the floor to extend the Wolverines’ halftime lead to 24-14 after the 10-0 run.
It was all Truckee from there as the Wolverines held the Railroaders scoreless in the third quarter while building their lead to 39-14 by the start of the fourth. Sparks didn’t score again until 4 minutes into the final quarter, when the score had ballooned to 50-14.
and#8220;Sparks can shoot the three. But we were able to shut down their two shooters who got us in the first half,and#8221; Stephens said, referring to Stephanie Parker and Krystal Parker, who hit one three-pointer in the first half.
Krug led all scorers with 20 points, while Murphy finished with 13, English with nine and Carly Maurer with six. Stephanie Parker led Sparks with nine points.
and#8220;In the second half we still kept our intensity and made sure we covered (Stephanie Parker),and#8221; said English, whom Stephens credited for helping Truckee take control in the second quarter. and#8220;We also kept moving our offense around.and#8221;
Truckee improved to 5-0 in the Mount Rose League and 11-5 overall.
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