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Truckee girls stumble

Matt Riddle

Truckee’s girls’ basketball has had better weekends. This one coming up should be one, but of last weekend, may this be the last omission of it.

Friday night, they lost 63-21 to a full-court press happy Lowry, that’s sitting happily in first place. On Saturday they lost to third place Spring Creek 62-33.

“Lowry is very good, very quick, very tenacious,” coach Mike Merriman said. “That’s a state championship team.”

The team managed only six field goals plus a three-pointer for the night.

“We just flat struggled,” Merriman said. “Jessie Turner played hard- all the girls played hard.

Spring Creek was a rough game also with 25 total fouls.

“We’re working on it, trying to get more intense,” Merriman said.

This weekend Truckee plays North Tahoe in Tahoe City Friday night and then plays Yerington Saturday afternoon at THS.

“Both of these teams we can beat,” Merriman said. “Winning solves a lot of problems.”

North Tahoe is in fifth place at 3-4 (4-10) and Yerington is in last at 0-6 (2-11). Truckee sits in seventh at 1-6 (3-9).

“If we don’t pick up a couple of these games, we don’t make zones,” Merriman said. “That was our goal.”

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