TTHS girls drop one, win two in division
You can’t keep a good team down.
The Tahoe-Truckee Wolverines’ girls’ varsity basketball team opened interdivisional play this weekend with a solid 2-1 record. The Wolverines defeated the Battle Mountain Longhorns on Friday, 41-33. Truckee rebounded from a loss to the Spring Creek Spartans the following day (49-29) and defeated the North Tahoe Lakers, 52-46.
Hosting the Battle Mountain Longhorns, the Truckee squad demonstrated a balanced offensive attack and, never having trailed, claimed a decisive win in its Division I opener.
Every member on Truckee’s roster played in the Wolverines’ 41-33 win over the Longhorns with all but three players scoring.
Heather Shove had one of her best performances of the season, scoring 11 points. Erin DeMont had eight points and Emily DeCarlo and Lauren Gordon each had six points.
The two teams battled out of the gates and were tied at six apiece before the Wolverines scored seven unanswered points in the last two minutes of the first quarter. Truckee continued to build on the lead, extending it to 15 points midway through the third period.
At that point the Wolverines just stopped. The Truckee team was held to 12 second half points, but had established enough breathing room to claim the win.
The celebration was short-lived as the Saturday following the win against the Longhorns, the Wolverines hosted the Spring Creek Spartans.
Truckee demonstrated spurts of effective defense, holding the NIAA’s second leading scorer, rebounder and single game scoring leader, Kelli Miller, to only 11 points, nearly seven points below her average. Additionally, the Wolverines applied extensive pressure in the third period and held one of the league’s most potent offenses to three points.
It was Truckee’s offense that was missing.
Truckee was held to single digit scoring in all four quarters. Cali Pratt, with seven points, was the Wolverines’ leading scorer. Shauna Murray scored six points and six other players on Truckee’s roster scored. Lauren Gordon and Erin Demont each had four points with Katie Mickelson, Teal Cutter, Heather Shove and Emily DeCarlo each contributing two points.
Without question, the offensive performance was not enough to carry the Wolverines to victory. The Spartans scored in double digits in all but the third quarter.
In league play, so far this season, the undefeated Spartans have won by an average of 40 points.
The win at North Tahoe on Tuesday was rut free. The Wolverines led 22-19 at the half and maintained the lead until the end of the game.
Truckee’s Gordon and DeMont controlled the game, each scoring 14 points. Shove contributed nine points to the win.
Hilliary Correa was the offensive powerhouse for the Lakers, scoring a game-high 24 points.
The Truckee JV girls’ team was the talk of the gym at the end of the weekend’s action.
On Friday night, the Wolverines annihilated the Longhorns 39-6. Vanessa Ramirez led Truckee in scoring with seven points while Andrea Richards, Sidney Stokes, Natalie Pratt and Jamie Froelich each had six points.
The squad followed on Saturday with a barn-burner against the Spartans. The Wolverines battled from an eight point deficit at halftime to win the game on a shot by Froelich with about four seconds remaining. Froelich contributed 10 points to the 38-36 victory. Pratt had 8 points, Stokes had seven points and Ramirez finished with six.
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