Truckee basketball: Girls take care of Vaqueros on home court
Senior Michelle Hoehn recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds to help lead the Wolverines to a 49-37 Northern 3A win over visiting Fernley on Saturday.
“Michelle is playing really well,” said Truckee head coach Angelo Tenorio. “She has taken on a leadership role and is having fun this year, for sure.”
Truckee junior Katy Stephens pulled down 14 rebounds to go along with her eight assists and three steals, and Annie Rodriguez and Megan Shalvis each finished with 10 points and five steals.
A step quicker than their opponent through the first three quarters, the Wolverines took a 28-16 lead into the half after outscoring the Vaqueros 14-4 in the second quarter with lockdown defense and a smooth-flowing offense.
Truckee remained in control after the midway point, extending its lead to a game-high 17 points, 41-24, with a fast-break layup to start the fourth quarter.
That’s when Fernley made its run, scoring the next 13 points with the help of four Truckee turnovers, and several missed free throws, to pull to within 41-37 with a 1:30 on the clock.
With 40 seconds left, Shalvis grabbed the rebound of her own missed free throw and scored to put an end to the Fernley run. The Wolverines made four of six free throws the rest of the way before Hoehn capped the scoring with an offensive rebound and putback to end the game.
“We knew they’d make that run and come back,” Tenorio said. “They were attacking, and we didn’t do a good job of taking care of the ball. They’re the type of team that, if they get hot, they get really hot.
“But we were able to pull it together at the end. I’m really proud of the girls.”
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