Truckee’s Lady Wolverines hang 60 on Dayton
The Truckee girls’ basketball team rolled to a decisive win at Dayton on Tuesday, and for the seventh time in 12 games this season, dropped 60 or more points on an opponent.
After outscoring the Dust Devils, 60-23, the Lady Wolverines are now averaging 56.4 points per game.
“In past years we’ve probably averaged 30 points per game,” said Head Coach David Shalvis. “Now we’re averaging close to 60. That’s huge.”
Truckee gave Dayton problems all evening long, forcing a slew of turnovers en route to the blowout victory. Senior Ava Seelenfreund led the way with 14 points. Sophomore Annika Thayer dominated the paint during the game, controlling the glass on both ends and scoring 12 points for the Wolverines. Junior Elena Friedman scored 10 points, which included a pair of 3-pointers. Junior Emily Monson added eight points for Truckee.
Truckee also returned sophomore guard Emma Cooley back to the lineup after returning from a torn ACL last season.
“She’s a big boost back to us,” said Shalvis. “She got cleared yesterday, so this was her first game back.”
Cooley’s return gives an already dangerous team another weapon, but according to Shalvis, it hasn’t been the individual play that has stood out thus far for the high-scoring Wolverines. Instead, it’s been how close-knit this year’s group of players has become.
“This is probably the most cohesive team I’ve had in a very, very long time,” he said. “I’m hoping we go far.”
Truckee has now defeated Dayton in 20 straight girls’ basketball games.
The Wolverines (9-3, 2-3 Northern League) will get a test on Friday, Jan. 11 when the team hosts Fernley (8-5, 5-1 Northern League).
Truckee boys drop third straight
After losing a pair of home games last weekend to Spring Creek and Elko, the Truckee boys’ basketball team traveled to Dayton on Tuesday in search of the squad’s first Northern League win of the year.
Instead, the team’s shooting woes and a lack of ball security led to a 44-30 defeat to the Dust Devils.
Truckee has struggled from the field in its recent outings and for the second time in three games were held under 40 points.
Sophomore Ethan Flynn led Truckee with 10 points.
Going forward Truckee’s lineup should get a boost from the play of senior Spencer Edmondson, who returned to the team from an injury this past week.
Truckee (5-5, 0-5 Northern League) will next host Fernley (5-7, 2-3 Northern League) on Friday, Jan. 11.
Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.