The Truckee High varsity basketball team competed in the Quincy Classic tournament at Feather River College Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Wolverines went 2-1, beating Whittell and Quincy before losing in the championship game to North Valleys.
Led by senior guard Jason Chapman’s 23 points, the Wolverines beat Whittell 77-33 on Thursday. Senior guard Brandon Peterson chipped in 15 points and 12 rebounds and junior post player Cory Hoehn added eight points and seven rebounds.
The Wolverines squeaked by Quincy 73-72 the following day. Truckee head coach Keith Crawford said his team trailed the entire game until the final seconds, when Chapman drove all the way to the basket and scored on a layup to give Truckee a 73-72 lead. Quincy got off one final shot, but missed. Chapman had 26 points and 12 rebounds in the game, Peterson 17 points and 12 rebounds and Hoehn 17 points and nine rebounds.
In the championship game Truckee played North Valleys tough for the first three quarters, Crawford said, then fell behind in the fourth quarter when the 4A Panthers hit a barrage of three-point shots. The Wolverines also ran out of gas, Crawford said, and the game ended with the score 88-63. Peterson had 21 points and eight rebounds and Chapman added 15 points.
The Truckee High JV basketball team took first place in the Quincy Classic tournament last weekend with wins over Loyalton, Quincy and Lassen. Paris Tenorio was voted tournament MVP and Dylan Secrist to the All-Tourney team.
In first game of the tournament, against Lassen on Thursday, the Wolverines trailed most of the contest before pulling ahead in the final minutes to win 56-50. Pat Galvin hit three timely three-pointers and led all scorers with 16 points. Tenorio had 10 points and 12 rebounds, Secrist scored 10 points and Cody Wicks and Ryan Roberts scored seven points apiece.
In the Friday night game against the home team, Quincy, Truckee found themselves trailing again, but rallied in the fourth quarter to win 69-67. Tenorio had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Secrist 18 points and eight rebounds, Galvin 13 points and six rebounds and Nick Tennant 10 points and 14 rebounds.
In the 70-39 win over Loyalton on Saturday, Arek O’Connell scored 14 points and grabbed 17 rebounds and Dylan Secrist added 10 points. All players contributed in the win, Truckee head coach Mike Hoehn said.
“I really liked what I saw from our team,” said Hoehn, whose team is now 4-0. “They showed a lot of heart to put together two come-from-behind wins. We talk a lot about overcoming adversity and they dug deep and made plays to win.”
The Truckee High varsity girls basketball team competed in the Hug Tournament last Monday through Wednesday. The Wolverines finished 2-1 after beating Whittell and Hug and losing to Fernley.
On the first day of the tournament Truckee beat Whittell 59-50. Kelly Stephens had 13 points, Felicia Tenorio eight, Amanda Thorsby seven and Lindsay Holt six. Breanne Busby had 14 rebounds and Thorsby seven.
Truckee lost 39-45 in the second game, against Fernley. Corina Mincey had eight points in the loss, Tenorio had seven and Holt six.
The Wolverines beat Hug 64-48 the last game of the tournament. Tenorio led Truckee scorers with 12 points.
The Truckee High varsity wrestling squad traveled to Yerington for a team dual tournament on Saturday. Taking a sparse squad, Truckee head coach Ron Curtis said, the intention was to get matches in for those who traveled, with no focus on winning any duals in competition. But in the tournament the team won two duals out of five, Curtis said. The two wins actually were ties with Lovelock and Sparks high schools, but the Wolverines were granted wins because they scored more pins.
Some notable results: Tim Curtis (160 pounds) 5-0, 5 pins; Cole Hodges (145 pounds) 5-0, 5 pins; Steve Whitten (189 pounds) 3-2, 3 pins.
Two Wolverine wrestlers traveled to the Hug High School JV Takedown Tournament on Saturday. Ryan Pearce, in the 125-pound weight class, and Robert Raber, at 145 pounds, both placed fourth in their weight classes.
“This is a great way to start out their high school career’s,” said James Curtis, Truckee’s assistant wrestling coach.
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