Truckee goes 1-1 on road trip
After being blown out 66-42 by third place Lowry in Winnemucca on Friday night, Truckee needed a good win. Well, they took a close one away from eighth place Spring Creek 63-60.
Truckee, 3-5 (4-12 overall), is in sixth place with eight games left on the schedule.
If the playoffs were to start today, they’d have the last playoff seed.
Friday night wasn’t an easy not out in Winnemucca.
“They out-hustled us, they out-played us,” Gray said. “Let’s not take anything away from Lowry, they played a really good basketball game.”
The first period was a solid battle, but the Wolverines weren’t quite ready for the second.
“Second quarter, they raised their intensity level and we didn’t raise ours,” Gray said.
Truckee scored only four points in that second quarter. After halftime, things evened back up, but not enough.
“We played well in the second half, defensively,” Gray said.
Maehler led the team with 17 points and 14 rebounds. After that, nine other players scored at least two points each.
“Spring Creek was really interesting,” coach Mike Gray said.
Interesting as in a rough game with 75 combined total fouls from both teams on Saturday afternoon.
Jamie Maehler led the Wolverines with 18 points and 13 rebounds, followed by Jason Ames and Michael Hoopingarner, both with 10 points. Hoopingarner also had a clutch shot with less than a minute to go to put Truckee up by five and seal the victory.