Truckee basketball | Girls seek first league win after tough road trip |

Truckee basketball | Girls seek first league win after tough road trip

Staff report
Truckee’s Katie Fisher prepares to go up for a layup as Elko’s Desirea Danner crosses the paint during their league game Saturday. Elko, which is undefeated in league, won 55-23.
Anthony Mori / Elko Daily Free Press |

The Truckee girls basketball team fell to Spring Creek, 41-23, and Elko, 55-23, on a league road trip this past Friday and Saturday.

Against first-place Elko, which improved to 7-0 in Northern Division I-A play, the Wolverines could only hold the Indians’ potent offense in check for so long. Elko took a 19-5 lead by the end of the first quarter and led 33-5 at the half after Truckee went scoreless in the second quarter.

The Indians forced repeated turnovers with their defensive pressure, which prevented the Wolverines from getting quality shots.

Truckee junior guard Sydney Mock led her team with nine points. Marcelle Reynaud added seven points, and Adela Ortiz, Karina Nunez and Maddie Monson each scored two.

Elko senior Desirea Danner led all scorers with 12 points, while Emily Elquist and Alicia Marin each scored 11 points.

The Wolverines played well early against the Spartans and led 10-6 at the end of the first quarter. But they were outscored 11-2 in the second quarter as Spring Creek carried a 17-12 into the half.

Spring Creek won the third quarter 13-5 and the fourth 11-6 to seal the victory.

Mock scored eight points to lead the Wolverines. Taylor Stevens contributed four points, and Monson had three points.

Truckee fell to 0-5 in Northern Division I-A play and 2-8 overall. Elko (7-0, 11-5 overall) and defending state champion Lowry (6-0, 10-4 overall) — which meet Tuesday in Winnemucca — are the only undefeated teams in the league.

Fallon is third in the standings at 4-2, followed by Spring Creek (4-3) and South Tahoe (3-3).

The Wolverines are scheduled to host Dayton on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and play at Fernley on Saturday.

— Information for this story was provided by Elko Daily Free Press Sports Editor Anthony Mori.

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