Truckee basketball: JV girls off to hot start in league
Truckee’s junior varsity girls basketball team opened league play this past weekend with two wins, beating Yerington on Friday and Dayton the following day.
Trailing by three points at the half, the Wolverines outscored Yerington 37-20 in the second half. A balance scoring attack and terrific man defense in the fourth quarter were the keys to a Truckee victory.
Ten out 12 players scored for Truckee. Led by Aly Coronado-Smith’s 13 points, Aleigh Krug’s double double (10 rebounds and 11 points), and Natalie Duner 12 points, the Wolverines were just too much for the young Yerington squad.
Also contributing to the victory were Kennedy Power with eight points, Bailey LeClair with four points and Krysta Murphy with three points. Allyson Costa, Sara Shontz and Carly Maurer each chipped in two points. Maurer and Coronado-Smith combined to add nine assists.
Saturday started out badly for the Wolverines, who learned before the game that sophomore Kristina Tirman will be likely lost for the season due to a knee injury suffered against Yerington.
Both teams were slow to start, with Dayton leading at the end of the first quarter, 3-1, and Truckee leading at the half, 6-5. Historically, the Wolverines do not play well before noon, and this game was no different. Shortly after the second half began, the Truckee girls woke up and outscored Dayton 25-6 down the stretch, denying the visitors a single point in the final quarter.
The Wolverines are now 2-0 in league and 9-4 overall. Truckee plays at Sparks on Friday and hosts Fernley on Saturday.
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