Truckee boys eliminated from playoffs, coach stepping down
The Truckee High boys basketball team’s season came to an end with a 77-57 loss at Yerington on Friday.
A win would have given the Wolverines the sixth and final playoff seed after Incline lost both its final two at home against Spring Creek and Lowry on Friday and Saturday. As it is, Truckee and Incline finished with 6-10 league records, with Incline securing the sixth seed by defeating the Wolverines in both regular-season meetings.
Seniors Drew Stewart and Cory Hoehn led the Wolverines in scoring with 12 points apiece.
Yerington (11-5) will enter the Northern 3A regional tournament as a No. 2 seed.
Keith Crawford announced that he will not return as head coach of the Truckee varsity boys basketball team.
“I’ve had fun with it, but I think it’s time for change. I think they need to hear a new voice,” said Crawford, who just finished his third season as coach of the Wolverines. “For three seasons, Truckee was good to me, and in return, I tried to be good to Truckee. I wish everyone well in Truckee, from the administration down to the players.”
Four juniors and one sophomore are due to return from a team that compiled a 10-13 overall record this season. Among the highlights were a 48-46 win at home over Yerington on Dec. 11.
“I hope the best for the team next year,” Crawford said. “That was a good group of guys I had. They worked extremely hard for me.”
Dayton 16 0
Yerington 11 5
Lowry 11 5
Spring Creek 11 5
Fernley 7 9
Incline 6 10
Truckee 6 10
Sparks 4 12
North Tahoe 0 16
Lowry 65, Incline 46
Dayton 46, Sparks 21
Spring Creek 70, Fernley 54
Yerington 77, Truckee 57
Lowry 69, Fernley 63
Yerington 70, North Tahoe 19
Spring Creek 60, Incline 42