TTHS boys’ basketball team struggling, but confident about future

JAMES BALL, Sierra Sun

Head coach Dennis LeBlanc said the Tahoe-Truckee High School boys’ basketball team needs to get back to the fundamentals after a loss to ROP last week.

“We need to practice boarding, getting rebounds and staying with the fundamentals,” LeBlanc said after Truckee was soundly beaten 70-55 at home Jan. 19.

“They controlled the game and beat us up on the boards,” LeBlanc said. “They came into our gym – they hadn’t had a very good December – and just came in and pounded us.”

Although Cody Haas posted 14 points and Mark Logan was good for another 11, it was not enough to make up for the Wolverines’ lack of rebounding against ROP, now 5-0 in league play.

“We’re not playing as well as a team, we’re still struggling a little,” he said.

LeBlanc was careful not to blame injuries as a reason for last week’s lackluster performance. Robbie McClendon and Peter Kennelly have been out since the beginning of league play with leg injuries, but both are expected to return within the next week.

A game scheduled for Saturday at Whittell was canceled due to blizzard conditions.

LeBlanc said a make-up game is being planned, but did not know when it would be. Truckee will again play ROP on the road Friday at 7:30 p.m. JV plays at 6 p.m.


The only TTHS girls’ basketball game scheduled for last week was at Whittell, but was canceled due to snow.

The girls play Fernley at home next Tuesday at 6 p.m.

In league play, the TTHS junior varsity girls beat North Tahoe 39-5, led by Keely Carrolo and Lauren Gorden with eight points apiece.

The squad also defeated Fernley 34-28, led by Gorden with 15 and Teal Cutter with 10. The team is 4-0 in league play.

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