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NU opens SFL with blowout win

Nevada Union’s girls basketball squad started off Sierra Foothill League play on the right foot Friday, taking down Woodcreek, 66-46.

The Miners jumped out to a 22-6 first-quarter lead and had 10 different players score as they cruised to a 20-point victory.

NU’s speedy guard Sydney Porter scored nine of her team-high 13 points in the first quarter, and senior Nicole Lierly added 11 points in the victory.

Sophomore Sammy DeHart chipped in nine points, senior Olivia Gulsvig scored eight, and junior Emma Peterson, in her first game back from injury, scored eight.

Melanie O’Brien had a solid game as well for the Lady Miners with five points and five rebounds.

NU (13-3, 1-0) will look to make it two in a row in the SFL Wednesday when it hosts Rocklin (12-5).

Freshmen: Nevada Union 36, Woodcreek 24

The Lady Miners used a stellar first half to propel themselves to a 12-point victory over Woodcreek in their SFL opener.

Nevada Union was led by Natalie Weaver with 12 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals. Chelsea Rodriguez added eight points and five rebounds for the Lady Miners, Rachaiel McKnight chipped in five points and nabbed five steals, and Sophia Van Valkenberg along with Audrey Jacus pulled down eight rebounds each.

NU (8-5, 1-0 SFL) will take the court again Wednesday when it hosts Rocklin.


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The Union Updated Jan 11, 2013 11:50PM Published Jan 17, 2013 12:56AM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.