Truckee basketball | Girls take down league foe at home
The Truckee girls took care of business for the second time this season against league rival South Tahoe on Friday, using a big second half to earn a 42-35 home win.
The Wolverines, who defeated the Vikings 33-24 in the first game of the season, on Dec. 13, trailed 20-18 at the half. They held the visitors to just four points in the third quarter to take over the lead, then outscored South Tahoe 16-11 in the fourth to seal the victory.
Truckee sophomore point guard Sydney Mock led all scorers with 16 points, while senior guard Kaylee Neill contributed 10 points, and Anais Fay and Emily Houghton each scored five.
Ally King scored a team-high 14 points for the Vikings. Riley Chapman added 10 and Hannah Neiger six.
The Wolverines improved to 6-4 in league play and the Vikings fell to 4-6.
Boys come up short
Truckee’s boys lost 57-53.
The Wolverines led for much of the first half and carried a 25-21 into the break. A bad third quarter turned the tide, as South Tahoe outscored the hosts 19-9 to take over the lead.
Truckee battled back in the fourth, trying the score with 16 seconds left. But the Vikings took advantage of a missed defensive assignment to score the go-ahead bucket, said Truckee coach Sky Nelson, and the Wolverines could not answer.
“It was a good game,” Nelson said. “We showed tremendous improvement since the first time we played them. We’re just starting to round into shape. Unfortunately, we’re running out of time.”
Dakoda Baca led South Tahoe with 14 points. Jared Fajman added 13. Truckee stats were not available.
Truckee, which was riding a two-game win streak, dropped to 2-8 in Division I-A play while South Tahoe improved to 6-4.
Truckee is scheduled to host Lowry on Saturday, girls at 2 p.m. and boys at 3:30.
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