The Bear River girls basketball team added to its unblemished record Thursday night by thumping San Juan 74-26 in the first round of the Lincoln Tournament.
The Lady Bruins (12-0) got a big game from Kaitlyn Reina with 29 points and nine rebounds. The junior post player leads the team this season with just under 14 points per game.
Cindy Solomon added 13 points, all of which came in the first quarter, Maddie Dunn added eight points, and Sarah Hagar put in seven for Bear River.
The 48-point victory was the Lady Bruins fifth win of the season by more than 40 points.
Forest Lake Christian 55, Vacaville Christian 48
The Falcons took advantage of 28 free-throw attempts by making 24 of them Thursday night and earning a first-round win over Vacaville Christian at the Falcon Christmas Classic.
Forest Lake Christian (9-3) struggled with its outside shooting, said coach Dave Thomas. So the Falcons changed strategies and took the ball to the hoop.
By attacking the aggressive Vacaville Christian defense, FLC was able to earn trip after trip to the charity stripe.
Brandon Camacho led the Falcons with 18 points, including a 10-for-10 night at the free-throw line. Tim Schneider went 5-for-5 from the free-throw line and tallied 10 for FLC, and Roman Makovey also added 10 points in the win.
The Falcons get Benjamin Holt at 3 p.m. today in the second round.
JV: Bear River 42,
Union Mine 37 OT
The Bruins opened the Kendall Arnett JV basketball tournament with a thrilling overtime win over Union Mine.
After trailing 18-10 at halftime, Bear River used stellar defense to pull even at the end of the third quarter, 21-21.
The teams battled to a 31-31 tie at the end of regulation.
In the extra period, Bear River hit 9-of-10 free throws to seal the opening round win.
Ben O’Lena and David O’Brien led the Bruins with 16 and 11 points respectively, and both were perfect from the free-throw line in overtime.
JV: Pleasant Valley 50,
Nevada Union 46
Despite leading most of the way, the Miners couldn’t hold on and Pleasant Valley left with the first-round victory in the Roseville Junior Varsity Basketball Tournament.
In the loss, Daniel Carter led NU with 16 points, Owen Smith added 10 points, and Mario Edwards chipped in seven.
NU (8-5) will take the court again today when it plays Oakmont in the consolation bracket.
Frosh: Nevada Union 65, Roseville 25
The Miners rolled over tournament host Roseville by 40 points Thursday to open the Roseville Freshmen Tournament.
In the win, Chance Brown led the Miners with 14 points and was aided nicely by stellar defense from Kross Corbett and Jahn Chensee.
The Miners will continue their bid for the tourney title today when they face Sacramento.