The Truckee High varsity boys basketball team lost 63-57 at 4A Manogue last Friday. The Wolverines led 31-17 at the half before allowing a 22-9 run by Manogue to start the second period, Truckee head coach Keith Crawford said.
“We had ’em right where we wanted them,” Crawford said of the halftime score. Helping to seal the victory for Manogue was its 14 free throws made in the fourth quarter, compared to Tuckee’s six, Crawford noted. The loss put Truckee’s record at 4-2 on the season.
Truckee senior Jason Chapman scored 23 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, Brandon Peterson scored 11 and had nine rebounds and seniors John Hooper and Chris Peeden each scored eight.
The junior varsity boys basketball team beat Pyramid Lake 65-44 last Tuesday. Truckee head coach Mike Hoehn said his team got off to a slow start in the first quarter, trying to figure out the Pyramid Lake zone defense.
“Once we found our offense the team started rolling,” Hoehn said. “It was the kind of game I could get everyone quality minutes. All the guys stepped up.”
Cody Wicks led all Truckee scorers with 23 points, Arek O’Connell, who Hoehn said played big under the boards, chipped in nine points and Pat Galvin and Ryan Roberts each scored eight points.
The JV team was handed its first loss of the season against 4A Manogue last Friday.-
“Manogue just wore us down,” Hoehn said. “We had too many turnovers and could never get going on offense.”-
Wicks had 12 points in the losing effort. O’Connell, Paris Tenorio and Galvin each had eight points.
The varsity girls basketball team went 2-2 and finished in sixth place in the North Valleys Tournament Dec. 8-10. In the first game the girls beat Spanish Springs in overtime. Senior forward Erica Rice had 17 rebounds, Lindsay Holt had 11 points and nine rebounds, Kelly Stephens had nine points and Corina Mincey eight points.
The girls lost 37-53 to Rodriguez ” from Fairfield, Calif. ” on Friday night. Truckee head coach Angelo Tenorio said the game was close for three-plus quarters, but Rodriguez’s defense and rebounding helped to pull away and seal the victory. Breanne Busby had 11 points in the game.
The Wolverines, behind a strong performance by Rice and Stephens beat Hug 63-39 on Saturday. Busby and Holt also played well, both offensively and defensively, Angelo Tenorio said. Stephens had 15 points.
Truckee went on to lose a thriller to North Valleys 64-61 in a battle for fifth place (There were 16 teams in the tourney). Stephens scored 17 points in the game.
Angelo Tenorio said players coming off the bench played a huge role in the tournament. Nicole Panziera, Corina Mincey, Alexis Fallow and Dani Turner all made significant contributions offensively and defensively in each of the four games, Angelo Tenorio said. Rice was named to the All-Tourney team.
The junior varsity girls basketball team won the consolation bracket championship at the North Valleys Tournament last weekend.
Spanish Springs beat Truckee 37-30 in the opening game. Trailing by 14 at the start of the fourth quarter, the Wolverines cut the lead down to three points, but ran out of gas in the end, Truckee head coach Geoff Stephens said.
On Friday the girls beat Wooster 37-30. Kelsey Shalvis led Truckee scorers with 14 points. Led by Meghan Kotko’s 10 points, the Wolverines beat Hug 42-33 Saturday.
In the championship game Truckee defeated McQueen’s freshman team 44-32. Kotko led all scorers with 19 points.
Truckee’s Annie Duner was selected to the All-Tournament team for her outstanding defensive play, Stephens said. The JV team is now 7-1 on the season.
The Truckee High wrestling team sent its varsity to the Reed High School Dual Tournament Saturday. The Wolverines had four dual meets: against Reed, North Valleys, Incline and Carson City JV. Truckee head coach Ron Curtis said his team did not win a dual meet, as expected, but earned valuable mat time.
Wrestling at 160 pounds, junior team captain Tim Curtis went 4-0 to keep his record on the season at a perfect 9-0. At 189 pounds, senior Steve Whitten was 3-1 on the day, and is now 6-3 on the season. Cole Hodges, a 145-pound junior, went 2-2, and is 7-2 overall. Nick Krasensky finished at 1-3, giving the 152-pound junior a 4-5 record on the season.
“The Varsity did open the tournament very good in our first dual of the tournament,” Truckee head coach Ron Curtis said. “I had to have a team meeting after our first dual meet against Reed. I thought Reed did a great job and we came out not really ready to wrestle. I redirected the loss to Reed into a learning experience and got the team back into a more focused effort.”
Truckee freshmen Robert Raber and Ryan Pearce, both coming off a fourth place finishes in the Hug High School JV Takedown Tournament Dec. 3, wrestled at the McQueen JV Wrestling tournament on Saturday.
Pearce lost both of his first two matches wrestling in the 125 pounds weight class. Raber won his first match, lost his second and won his next two to earn a third-place medal in the 145-pound weight class. Each of Raber’s three wins were by pin, and his JV record is now 5-2.
“Robert (Raber) improves each time he takes the mat,” Truckee assistant coach James Curtis said. “He’s building great confidence and experience. I see him getting ready for the varsity level real soon.”
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