Truckee basketball: Yerington gets best of Wolverines
The Truckee boys stumbled in the second half Friday night, and host Yerington took full advantage.
After taking a 21-18 lead into the half, the Wolverines struggled to hit a shot the final two quarters en route to a 58-41 league loss.
“We just came out flat in the second half,” said Truckee head coach Mike Hoehn. “I’m trying to get the kids to get some consistency, trying to get them motivated for a whole game.”
Especially with the end of the regular season quickly approaching, the coach said.
With five league games remaining, the Wolverines were 2-5 in the Northern 3A before Tuesday night’s contest at Dayton, which ended after the Sun’s deadline. As of Tuesday afternoon, Lowry was atop the league standings at 7-2, and was followed by Sparks (6-3), Dayton (5-2), Yerington (4-4), Truckee (2-5), Spring Creek (3-6) and Fernley (2-7). The top six teams out of the seven advance to the postseason.
Sophomore Ben Bolton led the Wolverines in scoring with 12 points at Yerington, and Matt Hoehn contributed 11 points and seven rebounds. Flynn Rice had eight rebounds and James DePew six rebounds.
While Truckee went cold after the break, the Lions “could not miss” a shot, coach Hoehn said.
“The bottom line is that we gave up too many points in the second half. Our defense was not as consistent as it was in the first half. And we shot ourselves in the foot with poor shooting,” he said.
Truckee defeated Yerington 62-55 at home on Jan. 9.
Truckee’s girls lost 55-39 at Yerington on Friday to fall to 3-4 in league and 8-9 overall.
Yerington senior Kayla Lommori led the Lions with 23 points and 10 rebounds.
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