Young Wolverines show improvement: League play begins Saturday
Junior David Larson once again led the young varsity Wolverine basketball team Dec. 22, in a close game at Truckee against dominating 4A Liberty High School. Larson has played an integral role on the court this season as the only veteran varsity player, and continued to shine last week scoring 25 points. However, the Wolverines came up short despite a strong second half, losing 59-53.
The Wolverines played tough defense against the skillful Liberty squad, dominating in the second half and outscoring their opponent in the third and fourth quarter. The game was lost in the first half, as the Wolverines went to the locker room down 32-17. Truckee rallied after the break, scoring 36 to Liberty’s 27 points, but the Wolverines were unable to pull out the victory.
“We have finally learned how to compete; now we need to learn how to win,” said Truckee coach Mike Gray. The inexperienced team looked strong against its toughest competitor in six games, and Gray is optimistic about this week’s play.
“I am definitely seeing some good things now. This game was a feather in our cap,” said Gray.
Also scoring for the Wolverines were Curtis Robertson with 10 points and freshman JR Murphy and Jarrad Gifford with seven apiece. Gray continued to rotate his team on the court in an effort to find the best combination to support Larson and to give every player more experience.
The Wolverine team returns to practice today after the holiday in preparation for Saturday’s league game at home against Yerington.
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