T-Wolves pull off Tah-Neva League sweep
They gave South Tahoe Middle School basketball fans something they haven’t seen in a while.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Timberwolves treated spectators to a rare Tah-Neva League sweep in the seventh- and eighth-grade boys’ Tah-Neva League games.
The eighth-graders used their twin towers Bryce Hallam and Trevor Early to wear down Pau-Wa-Lu 29-25.
The seventh-graders overpowered Pau-Wa-Lu 34-13 behind a balanced offense.
“Our fast break was the difference in this game,” said STMS coach Roger Cramer.
Brandon Cramer and Cody Higgins led the Timberwolves with nine points apiece. Jason Rogers dropped in six points and Jensen Green was good for four. Zack Moore, Leo Trebotich and Hayden Bronken each scored a duce.
Brandon Cramer and Green combined for nine rebounds as STMS had a season-high 29 boards. Brandon Cramer and Cory Plummer each had three steals, while Higgins delivered three assists.
The Timberwolves’ seventh-grade team has put a four-game losing streak in its rearview mirror, winning its past two games to improve to 6-5 overall.
Both STMS teams also won on Friday against Kingsbury.
The friendly rivalry was won by the Timberwolves’ seventh-graders 34-22. STMS led by 10 points at halftime, but coach Cramer cautioned his team about becoming too satisfied at the break.
“All the kids know each other from playing rec ball together. Both teams we’re really going for it,” Cramer said. “Cory Plummer was throwing his body all over the place for loose balls. His energy was contagious.”
Brandon Cramer led STMS with 17 points and seven rebounds. Rogers had six points, Tommy Scheller four rebounds and Higgins four steals.
The eighth-grade boys defeated Kingsbury 30-16.
“Bryce Hallam, our center, continues to play well and he and Trevor early are doing a great job on the boards,” said coach Chris Holmes.
Holmes was pleased with the reserve contibutions of Tyler Nesbitt and Christian Pielaet against Kingsbury and a comeback from injury by Rylan Tepper vs. Pau-Wa-Lu.