Truckee girls remain on winning track
The Truckee High girls basketball team improved to 4-0 in Northern 3A league play and 10-3 overall with a 51-26 rout at Sparks on Wednesday.
Wolverines head coach Angelo Tenorio said Truckee got off to a slow start in the opening quarter, allowing the Railroaders to connect on several 3-point baskets right away.
The Truckee girls stepped up their defensive intensity in the second quarter and gave up only two points, the coach said.
“We settled down and were able to deny (the Railroaders) from scoring in the second quarter. We pretty much pulled away from there,” Tenorio said, adding that Sparks scored just four points in the third quarter.
Senior point guard Kelly Stephens led Truckee in scoring with 18 points. Lindsay Holt scored nine points and pulled down nine rebounds, Breanne Busby had seven points and seven rebounds, and Melanie Lashbrook and Morgan Womack chipped in five points apiece. Lashbrook had a team-high 15 rebounds.
Truckee’s junior varsity girls basketball team mirrored the results of the varsity girls during the holiday break by going 2-2 in the State Farm Damonte Ranch Tournament.
Truckee opened with a 44-39 win over Damonte Ranch. Freshmen Annie Rodriguez and Katy Stephens lead the way with 12 and 11 points respectively.
The Wolverines dropped the next two games against Carson and Douglas but rebounded to win their last game against North Valley, 42-37. Sophomore Katie Murphy scored 12 and Michele Hoehn added 10 to put the Wolverines on the winning track.
On Wednesday the JV girls defeated Sparks 43-8 on the road. The Wolverines’ balanced offense attack was led by Katie Murphy, who scored 10, followed by Chelsea Cordell’s eight and Addie Shaffer’s six. Katy Stephens ignited the defense with eight steals.
The JV girls now 4-0 in league and 10-5 overall.