The Truckee High varsity boys basketball team lost 68-67 at Dayton in overtime on Friday. Wolverines head coach Keith Crawford said the loss was particularly tough to digest after a great effort by his team.
“That was the first time this year I’ve actually gotten emotional after a game,” Crawford said. “Our guys played their butts off … It was a heartbreaker. It was by far the best game I’ve seen in the 3A in the two years I’ve been coaching.”
Crawford said his team led by four points with 39 seconds remaining in the game before allowing Dayton the final five points for the win.
Game stats. Points: Jason Chapman 30 points; Brandon Peterson 17; Cory Hoehn 10.
Rebounds: Peterson 11; Chapman eight; Hoehn seven.
The varsity girls basketball team beat Dayton 51-32 Friday in Dayton.
“The girls played really well,” Truckee head coach Angelo Tenorio said. “We played great, tough defense and caused a lot of turnovers.”
Game stats. Points: Erica Rice 10 points; Amanda Thorsby eight; Felicia Tenorio and Lindsay Holt seven; Alexis Fallow five; Dani Turner and Corina Mincey four; Kelly Stephens, Nicole Panziera and Amanda Beckman two.
Steals: Rice nine; Panziera four; Stephens and Thorsby three.
Truckee’s JV boys basketball team faced a tough Dayton squad that matched the Wolverines size and quickness Friday night. But at the end of the hard-fought battle, the Wolverines escaped with a 47-44 victory.
Truckee head coach Mike Hoehn said that at the start of the game he could tell that it was going to be a close one.
Down by six at the half, the Wolverines came out strong in the third quarter and tied the game with strong defense and timely shooting by Pat Galvin and Cody Wicks. Both teams traded baskets into the fourth quarter. Then Truckee’s Dylan Secrist went to work, scoring eight of his 16 points in the final minutes of the game. The Wolverines went up by three points with a minute left and held for the 47-44 win.
“We stuck to our game plan and executed our offense down the stretch,” Hoehn said. “Nick Tennant had a great game, with a season high 13 points and 10 rebounds.”-
The JVs improved to a 12-2 overall and 6-1 in league.
Game stats. Points: Dyan Secrist 16 points, 9 rebounds; Nick Tennant 13 points, 10 rebounds; Cody Wicks 8 points, Pat Galvin 6 points.
Scores from the previous week:
1/6/06 ” Win against Fernley, 63-54 ” Dylan Secrist 26 points; Pat Galvin 18; Nick Tennant nine.
1/7/06 ” Loss to Sparks, 68-59 ” Dylan Secrist 23, Cody-Wicks 15, Pat Galvin 12.
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Students frustrated at the cancellation of sports waved signs and delivered speeches at a Truckee High School protest in an attempt to return to the field this year.