The Railroaders missed every shot they took from the field in the first quarter and fell behind 7-1 early on. They didn’t make their first shot of the game until the 2:37 mark in the second quarter on a 15-foot jumper by Christy Martinez to make the score 15-5.
The Greenwave then went on a 6-0 run, highlighted by Logan Fought, who created an unconventional four-point play. First, she had a chance at a three-point play because she made a layup even though she was fouled. She missed her free throw but she was quick down the lane to snag the rebound off her own miss and she made a short jumper over the defense.
The Railroader girls were down 21-7 at intermission. They managed only two field goals in the first half.
The third quarter began with Krystal Parker making her first two shots of the half. Fallon responded by going on a 10-2 run to end the quarter. The Greenwave used another 12-4 run to end the game.
The only shot made from beyond the arc by either team came from Railroader Emma Clune with less than a minute left in the contest.
Despite his team’s struggles, Sparks head basketball coach Tony Shaw saw some positives among all of the negatives.
“We defended well, better than I expected actually. We rebounded the ball fairly well too,” said Shaw. “But we can’t score. We just can’t put the ball in the basket. We won’t win any games if we shoot like this. Like I told the girls at halftime, we’re beating ourselves.”
Parker led the Railroaders with six points. Clune, among several others, chipped in three points and the only trey of the game.
Cady Cortes led the Greenwave with eight points. Fought and Kaitlyn Jones scored six points each to follow.
Sparks remains winless at 0-7. Fallon improved to 4-6 with the win.
The Railroaders’ next game is next Saturday against the North Tahoe Lakers in a 3A/2A Mount Rose league showdown.