Truckee girls’ basketball team takes 33-28 win over South Tahoe |

Truckee girls’ basketball team takes 33-28 win over South Tahoe

The Truckee girls’ basketball team improved to 2-0 in Class 3A Northern League play on Tuesday, Dec. 12, taking a 33-28 win over rivals South Tahoe.

The victory snaps a three-game skid for the Lady Wolverines, after going 1-3 at last week’s Whittell Tournament.

Neither team provided much in the way of offense on Tuesday night, with Truckee holding a 16-14 lead at halftime.

Senior Isabella Abarno led Truckee with 11 points on 5 of 13 shooting. The team’s three freshmen players — Emma Cooley, Annika Thayer, and Lauren Tanner — combined for 21 points. Junior Tatum Hogarth was responsible for the remainder of Truckee’s scoring. In total, Truckee would struggle from the field, connecting on 13 of 71 attempts from the floor.

Fortunately, the Wolverines would make up for their offensive struggles by getting 21 offensive boards and creating 19 steals. Thayer led the team with 12 rebounds (eight offensive) and four blocks, while Tanner finished with a team-high nine steals.

The Wolverines will close out league play for 2017 this week with a road game against the defending Class 3A state champions, Churchill County, on Friday, Dec. 15, and a home game against Lowry on Dec. 16 at 1 p.m.

Boys’ basketball

It’s been a mixed bag for the Truckee boys’ basketball team to start the season.

The Wolverines picked up a trio of quality wins to start the year, but lost in a nonleague game against league foe Dayton at a tournament and most recently dropped a 71-55 league game on the road against rivals South Tahoe.

The Wolverines got a big night from sophomore Isaac Cruz, who dropped a team-high 20 points. Cruz is Truckee’s leading scorer thus far, averaging 14 points per game.

Senior Gabriel Cruz was next for the Wolverines with 10 points, followed by junior Spencer Edmondson with nine points.

The loss drops Truckee to 1-1 in Class 3A Northern League play, and moves the squad’s overall record to 3-2.

The road won’t get any easier for the Wolverines before the year’s end, with a road contest against Churchill County (4-2, 1-1 Northern League) on Friday, Dec. 15, and then a home game the following day at 2:30 p.m. against Lowry (2-4, 0-2 Northern League).

The team will then head to Vacaville, Calif., for a tournament to close out 2017.

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