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Truckee basketball | Tough day for Wolverines against Elko

Staff report

The Truckee boys and girls basketball teams dropped league games against visiting Elko on Saturday, the girls by a score of 66-27 and the boys 49-11.

The Wolverines’ Friday matchups against Spring Creek, meanwhile, were postponed due to a widespread power outage in Truckee.

The girls struggled from the onset against the Indians, falling behind 20-6 by the end of the first quarter and 35-14 by the half.

Junior guard Sydney Mock led the Wolverines with 10 points. Adela Ortiz scored seven points and Maddie Monson had four.

Four Indians scored in double figures, led by Marissa Sandavol’s 16 points.

Elko improved to 12-2 in Northern Division I-A play, trailing only Lowry (13-0) in the league standings, while Truckee fell to 3-10.

Elko’s boys, which remain undefeated in league play at 14-0, held the Wolverines to their lowest scoring output of the season. After an early bucket by Chase Vankirk, Truckee did not score again in the first half, which resulted in a 34-2 halftime deficit.

Truckee (2-11) scored eight points in the third quarter and one in the fourth.

Eric Klekas scored 14 points to lead the Indians.

The Wolverines will make up their postponed games against Spring Creek on Thursday at Pershing County High School in Lovelock. Truckee, which played at Dayton on Tuesday night, ends the regular season with home games against Fernley on Saturday, girls at 1 p.m. and boys at 3:30.


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