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Lack of execution hurts Woodcreek girls in loss at Rocklin

By: Robbie Enos
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ROCKLIN — Rocklin High School’s girls basketball team defeated Woodcreek 46-37 in a tough, defensive Sierra Foothill League game Friday night.

The Thunder’s defense won the duel, holding Woodcreek to five points in the first quarter.

“They (Rocklin) played tough, fundamentally sound defense,” Woodcreek coach Raymond Beck said. “They played physical.”

What little offense Woodcreek got came from southpaw Samantha Turner, who scored 15 points. Beck was most disappointed in a lack of execution, as the Timberwolves rushed frantically and made few plays in the half-court offense.

“We gotta be able to execute our offense,” Beck said. “We’re not executing it very well. We were scrambling the whole time.”

A collection of players combined to expand the lead for Rocklin (13-7 overall, 1-2 SFL), and nine players scored, led by Jordan Purvis (10 points), Lydia Summers (nine) and Kelsey Summers (eight). Kelsey Summers also had eight rebounds.

Woodcreek fell to 9-11 overall and 1-2 in the SFL. The Timberwolves suffered a 66-46 loss to Nevada Union (15-3, 3-0) but came back with a 51-49 win at Roseville (3-16, 0-3). Woodcreek plays host to Granite Bay (10-10, 1-2) on Wednesday and league-leading Del Oro (12-7, 3-0) on Friday.