Yerington girls take No. 3 seed from Wolverines
The Truckee High girls basketball team lost its final game of the regular season 42-35 at Yerington on Friday.
The Lions took over the No. 3 seed ” previously held by Truckee ” and bumped the Wolverines to No. 4 entering the Northern 3A regional tournament Thursday through Saturday at Damonte Ranch High in Reno. While Truckee and Yerington share 11-5 league records, the Lions own the tie-breaker for having won the second of the teams’ two matchups (Truckee won the first contest 52-47 at home on Dec. 11).
“It was a good game, very physical,” Truckee coach Angelo Tenorio said. “Both teams played really hard. It was a playoff-type game.
“It was close the whole way, and it turned into a free throw shooting contest at the end.”
That did not help the Wolverines, who connected on less than 50 percent of their free throws, Tenorio said, adding that the Truckee girls also had trouble shooting from the field, especially in the final two quarters.
“We weren’t able to score baskets in the second half,” Tenorio said. “It was just one of those nights where we couldn’t buy a bucket.”
Senior guard Kelly Stephens led the Wolverines in scoring with 10 points, and Breanne Busby and Nikki Panziera had eight points apiece. Busby had a team-high eight rebounds.
Fernley, which lost to undefeated Spring Creek 72-54 on Friday, and Dayton, which beat Sparks 40-38, secured the No. 5 and No. 6 seeds. First-place Spring Creek and second-place Lowry have opening-round byes.
– The Truckee girls play Fernley Thursday at 6:20 p.m. in the first round at Damonte Ranch High in Reno
– Other first round games Thursday at Damonte Ranch: Dayton girls vs. Yerington, 3 p.m.; Incline boys vs. Lowry, 4:40; Fernley boys vs. Spring Creek, 8.
– The semifinals will be played on Friday and the finals on Saturday
Spring Creek 16 0
Lowry 14 2
Yerington 11 5
Truckee 11 5
Fernley 8 8
Dayton 6 10
North Tahoe 4 12
Incline 1 15
Sparks 1 15
Lowry 56, Incline 24
Dayton 40, Sparks 38
Yerington 42, Truckee 35
Spring Creek 72, Fernley 54
Lowry 55, Fernley 38
Yerington 50, North Tahoe 30
Spring Creek d. Incline
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