In an absolute shootout at the Marysville tournament, the Forest Lake Christian boys basketball team outlasted Valley Christian, 105-99, earning the right to play in the tournament championship.
Leading the Falcon attack was Brandon Camacho with 24 points and nine rebounds, Chase Augustino added 21 points and five steals, and Jesse Poppin had one of his best games of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
The Falcons take on tournament host Marysville today in the championship game.
JV: Yuba City 64, Bear River 61
Bear river had four players score in double digits Friday night, but it didn’t add up to a win against Yuba City.
Brandon Murphy led Bear River with 12 points, and Dave Maestrella, Travis Whitehead, and Ben Olena all added 10 points apiece in the loss.
JV: Rocklin 72, Nevada Union 68
The Miners let a 13 point lead in the second half slip away and eventually fell to tournament host Rocklin in overtime.
NU got 20 points from Daniel Carter, his brother, Toby Carter, added 12, Lucas Sweigart also put in 12, and Trevor Humpherys accounted for 11.
The Miners will play Napa in their final game of the tournament.
Frosh: Nevada Union 75, Sacramento 59
The Miners topped Sacramento by 16 points Friday night behind the strong efforts of Mario Edwards and Don Chincee.
The two combined for 34 points, 17 each, to lead the Miners to the victory.
Bear River 76, Live Oak 25
Savannah Welz poured in 25 points in just three quarters, and the Lady Bruins (7-0) walloped Live Oak by 51 points Friday night in the second round of the Marysville tournament.
Post player Kaitlyn Reina added 12 points, Cindy Solomon chipped in nine, and Michelle Whiting scored nine in the victory.
Bear River plays host Marysville today in a matchup of tournament teams without losses.
JV: Chico 35,
Nevada Union 31
The Lady Miners struggled from the free-throw line, and the Lady Panthers didn’t, as they topped NU by four points.
While the Lady Miners shot 4-for-17 from the Charity stripe, leaving 13 free points off the scoreboard, Chico drilled 18 of its 24 attempts.
In the loss, Callie Kraus led NU with 13 points, five steals, five rebounds and three assists. Sarah Lundmark pulled down 11 rebounds to go with seven points, and Grace Paye helped clean the glass with seven boards of her won.
Frosh: Bella Vista 48,
Nevada Union 29
Bella Vista used its superior size and overwhelmed the Lady Miners on its way to a 19-point victory.
NU was led by Chelsea Rodriguez with 10 points and three steals. Rachel McKnight had six points and six steals, and Mellisa Wilcoxen had five rebounds and two steals in the loss.
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