The Nevada Union boys basketball team struggled with Roseville’s half-court trap defense Friday night and it led to their fourth straight Sierra Foothill League loss.
Playing in a hostile homecoming environment, the Miners (8-14, 1-4 SFL) couldn’t hang on to a slight halftime edge, and fell 62-54 to the Tigers (17-5, 2-3 SFL).
After a sloppy first quarter, NU’s McKay Ritchie got things going for the Miners as the senior guard scored 10 points in the second quarter, including a pair of 3-pointers.
NU entered halftime with a 29-28 lead, but Roseville came out swinging in the third, outscoring NU 17-10 to take a six-point advantage into the final stanza. The Miners kept it close and were within six points in the final minute, but could not get the shots they needed to win.
Senior guard Cody Gardner was the high scorer for NU with 15 points, Lucas Vojak added 12 points, and Jason Mickel chipped in seven.
The Miners will look to get their second SFL victory Wednesday when they host Woodcreek, who they beat earlier this month 75-68 in double overtime.
Nevada Union 70,
The Lady Miners bounced back nicely from their Wednesday loss to Del Oro by thumping Roseville.
Nevada Union outscored the Lady Tigers 44-10 in the first half and then coasted to a 48-point victory on Roseville’s home court.
Emma Peterson led the offensive charge for NU with 18 points, including five 3-pointers. Olivia Gulsvig and Sydney Porter each added 12 points, and 10 different Lady Miners scored on the night.
Nevada Union (16-4, 4-1 SFL) takes the court again at 7 p.m. Tuesday when it hosts Woodcreek.
JV: Nevada Union 56, Roseville 23
A 22-4 fourth quarter run against Roseville spurred the Lady Miners to their third SFL victory this season.
Nevada Union (11-8, 3-2 SFL) was led by Grace Paye with 18 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Callie Kraus added 11 points and five rebounds, freshman Ella Walton scored nine points, and Sarah Lundmark tallied eight points to go with nine rebounds and four steals.
The Lady Miners pick things up again Tuesday against Woodcreek.
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