Truckee, Fallon square off in battle of NIAA’s highest scoring teams
The high-powered Truckee girls’ basketball team rolled to a sixth consecutive win this past week, and currently sits in fourth place in the Class 3A Northern League standings.
The Lady Wolverines are averaging 56.1 points per game on the season, which is the second highest of any girls’ team in Nevada high school basketball, regardless of class. The state’s top scoring team, Churchill County, travels to Truckee Thursday afternoon for a battle between the state’s two most explosive offenses.
The Greenwave average 57.3 points per game, and took a 57-35 win over the Wolverines earlier this season.
The Truckee girls come into the game with a ton of momentum, having scored more than 60 points in each of their past two wins, beginning last Friday with a 64-19 victory at North Valleys.
Sophomore Annika Thayer continued her stellar play for Truckee, scoring a team-high 16 points on 50 percent shooting from the field. Thayer also grabbed 11 rebounds.
Sophomore Emma Cooley scored 14 points for Truckee, and freshman Ryan Flynn added 12 points. Junior Emily Monson pulled down a team-high 13 rebounds (eight offensive), had seven steals, and scored eight points.
Truckee then played at Sparks last Tuesday and knocked the Railroaders off the tracks via a 66-12 victory.
Senior Ava Seelenfreund led the way with 12 points and eight rebounds. Monson scored 11 points and led the team with 10 offensive rebounds. Thayer also scored 11 points for Truckee. Sophomore Lauren Tanner led Truckee with seven of the team’s 25 steals in the game. Senior Tommi Jepsen dished out a team-high five assists.
Truckee (13-3, 6-3 Northern League) will face off against league leaders Churchill County (15-2, 10-0 Northern League) on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. The team will then face Lowry at home on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Truckee boys earn first league win
It’s been a tough stretch of games since the Truckee boys’ basketball team opened play in the Class 3A Northern League.
The Wolverines lost eight straight games to start league play this year, but snapped that skid last Tuesday with a 47-30 win at Sparks.
Truckee (6-8, 1-8 Northern League) will face Churchill County (17-1, 9-1 Northern League) on Thursday (results not available at time of press). The Wolverines will then host Lowry on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.