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Wolverines conclude Truckee Classic

Truckee will host Sparks on Tuesday, Dec. 5 to open Class 3A Northern League play.
Justin Scacco / Sierra Sun |

The Truckee boys’ basketball team opened the 2017-18 season by hosting the program’s fifth annual Truckee Classic tournament last weekend.

The tournament pitted the Class 3A Wolverine’s against a pair of Class 2A squads and Northern League rival Dayton.

Truckee opened the classic and season on Thursday, Nov. 30, with a pair of victories in doubleheader action against Class 2A North Tahoe and Class 2A Silver Stage.

The Wolverines would take a 73-45 win over the Lakers in the first game. Truckee then returned to the court a few hours later and topped Class 2A Silver Stage 73-45.

Junior Spencer Edmondson led the Wolverines with 14 points against North Tahoe. Freshman Ethan Flynn and senior Gabriel Cruz each added 12 for Truckee, and senior Garrett Hamilton added another 11. Sophomore Isaac Cruz rounded out Truckee’s top five scorers with nine points in the game.

Isaac Cruz then posted a team-high 19 points against Silver Stage. Junior Dalton Pruyn knocked down three 3-pointers as part of 16 points in the game. Edmondson was next on the team with 15 points, followed by Gabriel Cruz with eight.

Truckee then faced Class 2A Northern League foe, Dayton, two days later, and dropped 58-47 nonleague contest to the Dust Devils.

Isaac Cruz posted his best night of the season thus far with 20 points, including three 3-pointers. Gabriel Cruz also cracked double digits for the Wolverines with 12 points. Hamilton finished with seven points and senior Conor Pugh tallied six.

Truckee will now jump right into league play with a home contest against Sparks on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The girls play Sparks before at 6 p.m.

Truckee will then travel to South Tahoe on Dec. 12 for a league game. The Wolverines will return home on Dec. 16 for a league game against Lowry.


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