Truckee girls hoops playing strong
Staff reportsTruckee girls junior varsity and varsity hoopsters capped back-to-back wins against Yerington and Sparks after a 21-day layoff. Three games were canceled due to the winter storms and winter break. Both teams were rusty but managed to work through the long break and regain their winning form.On Jan. 14, the Lady Wolverines traveled to Yerington. The varsity was led by junior forward Erica Rice with 12 points. Katie Malone added 10 to help defeat Yerinigton High School 53-34 for the second time this season.The JV squad defeated the Yeringtion girls 39-21, also for the second time. Alexis Fallow led all scorers with 12 and Meghan Kotko chipped in 11. The next day, the varsity easily defeated the Spark Railroaders 43-17. Katie Malone led all scorers with a season high 18 points. Kelly Stephens helped with nine points, including the game’s only 3-pointer. Defense was the key for the varsity, which shut out Sparks in the first half.The JV team had to work a little harder, but beat the Sparks JV 39-21. Breanne Busby scored 16 points for the Wolverines. Nine players scored for Truckee in the contest. Lindsay Holt contributed six points while Nikki Panziera and Annie Duner provided the defensive effort required to beat the tenacious Railroaders.This weekend Truckee travels to Lowry and Spring Creek. These two teams will be in the mix for the playoffs. Truckee is looking forward to making a statement against both schools.”We intend to make the playoffs this year,” said Coach Angelo Tenorio. “We are pretty sure will see both of these teams in the post season.” Truckee’s varsity squad is 5-1 in league play and 10-3 overall. The Junior Varsity is 6-0 in league and 11-2 overall. The next home game is against Dayton on Jan. 26. The JV play at 3 p.m. and varsity starts at 6 p.m.