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Sparks boys, girls struggle in Truckee
by Tribune Staff
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Contributed photo Sylas Wright - Sparks High's Kevin Borja (#15) eyes the hoop as a pair of Truckee defenders close in during Tuesday's DI-A North League game at THS.
Contributed photo Sylas Wright - Sparks High's Kevin Borja (#15) eyes the hoop as a pair of Truckee defenders close in during Tuesday's DI-A North League game at THS.
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Contributed photo Sylas Wright - Sparks High's Gabby Hernandez (#24) works to grab a loose ball as Sparks teammates and Truckee players look on.
Contributed photo Sylas Wright - Sparks High's Gabby Hernandez (#24) works to grab a loose ball as Sparks teammates and Truckee players look on.
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The Sparks boys saw their season-long struggles continue Tuesday night at Truckee, suffering a 52-28 road loss in a DI-A North League boys prep basketball meeting.

Sparks fell to 1-15 overall after the loss and 1-8 in conference clashes. The Railroaders' lone win this winter came against Truckee, 52-49 at home on Dec. 19 in both schools' league debut.

The low-scoring output marked the third time this winter Sparks had scored 28 points or fewer in a game.

No Sparks player managed to find double digits in the scoring column. Isaiah Campbell finished with eight points to lead the SHS offense. Truckee's junior guard, Nick Oberriter posted 12 points to lead all scorers while the Wolverines also got 10 points from Louden Smith.

Tuesday's triumph helped Truckee improve to 4-10 overall and 2-7 in league play.

Sparks plays again Saturday at home against Dayton, a team it lost to in Lyon County, 50-47 on Dec. 20. Saturday's tip time is slated for 3:30 p.m.

In the girls matchup, Truckee nabbed a 57-34 win over Sparks Tuesday.

Truckee led 26-18 at halftime and extended its edge to 37-22 after three periods en route to pulling away for the 23-point victory.

Kaylee Neill was a wrecking crew for Truckee, accounting for half of the Wolverines' offense, torching Sparks for 26 points.

Roxy Guadron scored 11 points and Marisa Coleman chipped in nine for Sparks, which fell to 1-13 overall and 1-8 in league meetings.

Truckee upped its record to 5-10 overall and 5-4 in league.

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