Truckee JV girls improve to 6-0 with wins on the road
For the first time in three years Truckee’s junior varsity girls basketball team swept the Lowry Buckaroos and Spring Creek Spartans on the road this past weekend.
The Wolverines are now 6-0 in Northern 3A league play.
“For the past several weeks the girls have been expanding the quality of their play against the better competition around the area,” said Geoff Stephens, head coach of the Wolverines. “Against Lowry the girls played almost three and a half quarters of smart basketball.”
The Buckaroos never recovered after Truckee jumped out to a 15-0 lead early in the second quarter by way of a relentless full-court press. Six different Wolverines scored in the first quarter and a total of eight players contributed to the balanced scoring attack.
Michelle Hoehn led the attack with 12 points, followed by Brooke Griffin who chipped nine points.
Truckee’s offense was ignited by the girls’ much-improved full-court zone press.
“Great patience and player rotation by Kati Murphy and Katy Stephens was the key,” coach Stephens said. “Over a dozen steals were created by their play.”
The following day the Wolverines faced a tougher test against Spring Creek.
“I didn’t think we could improve our team patience or our team defense, but we did,” the coach said. “Our team speed overcame (the Spartans’) superior size. We started fast again and kept the pressure on all game.”
Truckee also showed marked improvement in the shooting department, Stephens said, with 10 different players scoring.-
“All 12 girls played and contributed in this contest,” the coach said.-
Arion Farley contributed seven points and hit the only 3-pointer of the game, and Annie Rodriguez scored six points. Chelsea Cordell, Addie Shaffer and Haley Busby continued their improved play by scoring, passing and playing hard defense, coach Stephens said.
The Wolverines travel to Incline on Wednesday for a 3 p.m. game and host Fernley on Saturday at 11 a.m.
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