Truckee basketball | Vaqueros defend home court against Wolverines |

Truckee basketball | Vaqueros defend home court against Wolverines

Staff report

The Truckee girls and boys basketball teams both lost Northern Division I-A games at Fernley on Saturday, the girls by a score of 36-32 and the boys 62-41.

The girls game was a closely contested defensive battle, with Fernley leading 15-9 after one quarter and 20-15 at the half. After falling behind 28-19 by the end of the third quarter, the Wolverines rebounded in the fourth to outscore the hosts 13-8, but it wasn’t enough as the Vaqueros held on for the four-point victory.

No Truckee players reached double figures in scoring. Marcelle Reynaud and Shelby Brooks led the Wolverines with eight points apiece, while Sydney Mock scored six, and Maddie Monson and Adela Ortiz each had four. Taylor Stevens scored two.

Fernley senior Lynsee Ferretto led all scorers with 16 points as the Vaqueros improved to 4-4 in league and 7-9 overall. Truckee, which picked up its first league win over Dayton last week, fell to 1-6 in league and 3-9 overall.

Truckee’s boys missed senior guard Nick Oberriter, who went out with an injured shoulder in the Wolverines’ win over Dayton last week.

“That was a big blow to the team,” said Truckee coach Sky Nelson, adding that he’s unsure when Oberriter will return. “He was our leader in scoring, steals and rebounds, and was also our most experienced player. Our guards were a little overwhelmed without him.”

Truckee led 16-13 after one quarter but failed to win another period as the Vaqueros took a 30-22 lead into the half and extended the lead to 48-32 by the end of the third.

The Wolverines struggled at the free-throw line, converting only 11 of their 27 attempts. Nelson said they also missed numerous layups and had far too many turnovers.

Truckee fell to 1-6 in league and 3-12 overall, while Fernley improved to 2-6 in league and 7-9 overall.

Both Truckee teams hosted Sparks on Tuesday night and play at South Tahoe on Saturday.

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