TRUCKEE, Calif. - The Truckee girls basketball team is capable of beating up an opponent in a variety of ways.
They were all on display against visiting Quincy on Tuesday, as the Wolverines shot the ball well from inside and out while overwhelming their guests with swarming defense en route to a 63-31 win.
"That was the first time we've faced a zone all year, which forced us to shoot from outside, and we were able to hit the shots," said Truckee head coach Geoff Stephens. "We also ran the court well."
The Wolverines did just about everything well on the night.
When not ripping shots through the net from the perimeter, they were cleaning up offensive rebounds, slashing to the bucket for easy scores and repeatedly running the floor after creating turnovers.
"The kids showed us something," said Stephens, who had only eight players dressed out, the same number as Quincy. "I'm impressed with their progression."
It didn't take long for the Wolverines to establish control. They scored the first eight points - two outside makes by Ashley Harris and a couple of buckets in the paint by Sydnie English and Jackie Bolton - before the Trojans got on the board.
After ending the first quarter with a 10-6 lead, English started the second quarter with a steal and coast-to-coast layup. A Quincy free throw later, Truckee junior guard Kaylee Neill rattled off seven consecutive points, including a swish from behind the 3-point arc.
Diana Rosas then put back an offensive rebound and Katey Hamill converted a pair of free throws, extending the Wolverines' lead to 23-7 after the 11-0 run.
English made sure Quincy had no thoughts of a comeback after the half. The versatile senior went off for 11 of her game-high 21 points in the third quarter, helping Truckee push its lead to 36-13 following another 11-0 run.
"Syd had a monster game," Stephens said.
The Trojans managed only six points in the quarter, which ended with Truckee up 46-19.
Neill finished with 12 points for the Wolverines, while Harris had 10, and Bolton and Hamill each had six. Jasmin Sherman led Quincy with eight points.
Truckee went on to defeat visiting Wooster 46-43 the following night. English led Truckee with 18 points as the Wolverines improved to 4-1 on the season.
UP NEXT: The Wolverines are scheduled to play at Division I North Valleys on Friday before entering the McQueen Tournament next Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 27-29.