Wolverines cruise to win over Pyramid Lake
The Truckee High girls basketball team won again, this time in a 74-17 rout of the visiting Pyramid Lake Lakers on Wednesday night.
It was apparent from the start that the Lakers (3-3), a 1A program that suited only seven players Wednesday, were outmatched by a much quicker, taller and more disciplined Wolverines squad (7-1, 3-0).
Truckee coach Angelo Tenorio said his team treated the contest as an opportunity to improve on its execution in preparation for some tough league games after the New Year ” namely Lowry (4-4, 3-0) and Spring Creek (6-1, 3-0) on the road Jan. 5 and 6.
“We wanted to make sure we went out there and worked hard. We just wanted to build on our early-season successes,” he said. “I think we did a good job of taking care of the ball and playing defense, and we were able to work on a few things offensively.”
Senior point guard Kelley Stephens finished with a game-high 21 points, matching her jersey number, while fellow guard Alexis Fallow added 11, Breanne Busby and Lindsay Holt 10 and Kelsey Shalvis eight. Busby grabbed nine rebounds and Melanie Lashbrook and Logan White had seven apiece.
Though Tenorio liked the things his team was able to accomplish, at no point did the blowout near the point of exciting.
Lashbrook summed it up.
“It was pretty much like practice,” she said. “It was a pretty boring game.”
That’s not likely to be the case when the Wolverines take on Lowry and Spring Creek, two of the top contenders in the Northern 3A.
“We’re looking pretty good. I think we have a good chance of beating Lowry and we can beat Spring Creek if we keep practicing hard,” Lashbrook said.
Following the McQueen Tournament from Dec. 28-30 in Reno, the Wolverines begin a four-game road trip at Sparks on Jan. 3.
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