Truckee girls stay undefeated in league
The Truckee High girls basketball team kept its perfect league record intact with a 45-39 win at Dayton on Wednesday.
While the Wolverines improved to 3-0 in the Northern 3A (6-1 overall), the victory was not pretty, said Truckee head coach Angelo Tenorio.
“They played tired,” he said of his players, who were coming off a stretch of six games in eight days. “It was just one of those days.”
Although Truckee led most of the contest, Tenorio said his team had trouble holding onto the ball and missed too many layups.
“But they persevered,” he said. “They were able to pull it together and focus just enough.”
Senior point guard Kelly Stephens, who finished with 12 points, helped secure the win with a couple of late 3-point baskets, Tenorio said.
Breanne Busby led the Wolverines in scoring with 13 points, and pulled down 5 rebounds. Alexis Fallow chipped in 7 points, Melanie Lashbrook 4 points and 5 rebounds, Lindsay Holt 4 points and 6 rebounds and Kelsey Shalvis 3 rebounds.
Truckee hosts Pyramid Lake on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
The Truckee High junior varsity girls basketball team defeated Dayton 54-10 to extend its win steak to five games.
A first-half barrage by Katy Murphy and Michelle Hoehn, each of whom finished with 10 points, enabled the Wolverines to control the game from the outset.
Callan Finney and Katy Stephens supported the offense with 8 points each.
Chelsea Cordell led the team in rebounding with 9 while Arion Farley had 5 steals and 5 rebounds.
The Wolverines, who normally play a pressing man-to-man defense, took a different approach by inserting a 1-2-2 zone they call CASA. The girls rotated well and denied the ball from getting inside or to Dayton’s outside shooters, said Truckee head coach Geoff Stephens.
“We haven’t played the zone all that well but (Wednesday) things clicked for the girls,” the coach said. “They were fabulous.
The Wolverines are now 3-0 in league and 6-2 overall. The girls travel to North Valley on Saturday and play a non-league game at home against Pyramid Lake on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
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