Truckee basketball | Wolverines cap seasons against Spartans, Vaqueros
Northern DI-A standings (final regular season)
x-Lowry 16-0 21-4
x-Elko 13-3 17-10
x-Fallon 12-4 15-9
x-Spring Creek 9-7 12-13
South Tahoe 8-8 11-14
Fernley 8-8 11-13
Truckee 4-12 6-15
Sparks 2-14 3-18
Dayton 0-16 2-21
x-Elko 16-0 23-2
x-Lowry 13-3 18-8
x-Spring Creek 11-5 14-10
x-Fallon 10-6 13-12
South Tahoe 9-7 13-12
Fernley 5-11 10-14
Truckee 3-13 5-19
Dayton 2-14 4-18
Sparks 3-13 7-17
x-Clinched playoff berth
Truckee’s varsity basketball teams ended their seasons with a couple of tough losses last week.
The Wolverines traveled to Lovelock for makeup games against Spring Creek on Thursday. The girls fell 37-30 and the boys 55-35.
The boys then lost to visiting Fernley, 58-47, on senior farewell Saturday, while the girls came up just short, 36-34, against the Vaqueros.
In the girls contest Saturday, the Wolverines (4-12 league, 6-15 overall) got off to a hot start offensively, outscoring the Vaqueros 13-6 in the first quarter. Fernley (8-8, 11-13) crept back into the game by outscoring the hosts 8-6 in the second quarter and 5-2 in the third. Fernley won the final quarter 6-4 to pull out the two-point win.
Junior guard Sydney Mock led Truckee with a double-double, as she scored 10 points, going 5-for-8 at the free-throw line, while also coming up with 10 rebounds and six steals.
Shelby Brooks scored six points, and Marcelle Reynaud, Katie Fisher, Adela Ortiz and Maddie Monson each scored four points. Brooks added five steals, Reynaud had three assists and Taylor Stevens had five rebounds.
Fernley senior Lynsee Ferretto, who averages 14.8 points a game, led all scorers with 21 points. She was 10-of-14 at the free-throw line and 5-of-23 from the field.
The Truckee girls also got off to a promising start against Spring Creek (9-7, 12-13), outscoring the Spartans 10-2 in the opening quarter. The Wolverines carried only a one-point lead into the half, however, as the Spartans cut into the lead with a 12-5 second quarter. Spring Creek then outscored Truckee 16-13 in the third and 7-2 in the fourth.
Brooks played an efficient game for the Wolverines, scoring 10 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the field. Reynaud was 3-of-5 from the field and finished with six points and four assists. Mock contributed four points to go along with her five rebounds, six assists and eight steals, and Fisher had six points, seven rebounds and four steals.
Maddie Merschel posted a game-high 19 points for Spring Creek and Johanna Marcille had 10 points.
Spring Creek clinched the fourth and final playoff berth ahead of South Tahoe (8-8 league) and Fernley. The Vaqueros will join Lowry (16-0), Elko (13-3) and Fallon (12-4) in the Northern Division I-A regional tournament.
The Truckee boys, who finished the year with a 3-13 league record (5-19 overall), fell behind the playoff-bound Spartans 19-15 after one quarter and 33-18 by the half. The Wolverines won the fourth quarter 14-12, but the large deficit proved too much to overcome.
Jordan Fonger led Spring Creek (11-5, 14-10) with 21 points while going 10-of-15 from the field. Logan Patterson added 11 points on an efficient 5-for-7 shooting.
The Wolverines hung with Fernley (5-11, 10-14) in their season finale. They trailed 16-12 after one quarter before cutting the lead to one, 26-25, at the half. Fernley won the third quarter 16-10 and the fourth 16-12 to pull away.
Dominic Ceresola led the Vaqueros with 21 points, and Kevin Montgomery was 7-of-8 from the field for 19 points. Truckee stats were not available.
Aside from Spring Creek, Elko (16-0), Lowry (13-3) and Fallon (10-6) earned regional playoff berths.
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