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Wolverines’ season ends

Sylas Wright
Sierra Sun

The Wolverines on Friday faced the undefeated No. 1 seed, Spring Creek, in the second round of the playoffs.

Spring Creek won, 69-20, sending Truckee to the off season instead of the third round of the post season.

“[Spring Creek] is very good,” Truckee coach Angelo Tenorio said. “Their guards are really quick, and they anticipate passes well. The team can score on you in bunches. It’s kind of demoralizing.”

The Wolverines, after two lopsided losses to Spring Creek this season, entered the game tentative, Tenorio said. The team’s lack of confidence led to a number of missed shots early in the game. If those shots ” many of them layups ” would have fallen, the result could have been a boost in confidence, and thus a much closer game.

Despite ending on a sour note, the Wolverines enjoyed plenty of success this season, finishing with a league record of 10-6 and an overall record of 16-9. Truckee won its first playoff game, 47-36, against Dayton on Wednesday to set up Friday’s matchup.

“I told them to keep their heads up,” Tenorio said after the loss. “Their effort was incredible. They deserved all the good things that happened to them this year. They had a lot of fun, and they learned how to be winners.”

Katie Malone was the Wolverines leading scorer on the season with 225 total points, a 9 point average, and a 38 percent fieldgoal percentage. Malone also grabbed 108 rebounds, to lead the team, and blocked five shots.

Felicia Tenorio finished with 167 points and shot 38 percent from the field. Kelly Stephens had 163 points and shot 34 percent.

Jesse Lamm scored a total of 137 points on the season and led the team in assists with 22. Erica Rice scored 117 points and finished second in assists with 20. Zoe Richards blocked four shots on the season and scored 58 points. Amanda Thorsby pulled down 53 rebounds and scored 94 points.

Katie Donaldson wound up with 57 points and led the team with a fieldgoal percentage of 41. Corina Mincey made 59 points. And Dani Turner had 36 points and 39 rebounds.

The Wolverines will lose four players this year to graduation: Malone, Richards, Lamm and Donaldson.

“We’ll miss those girls,” Tenorio said. “They were good examples. They really led by example and worked hard in practice. They did a great job this year.”


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