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January 11, 2014
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Prep Roundup: Bear River falls, Forest Lake Christian soars in boys basketball

In the Bruins’ final tuneup before the Pioneer Valley League season tips off, the River City Raiders beat Bear River, 56-43.

The Bruin basketball team was no match for the size of the Raiders who have several players 6 feet, 4 inches and taller.

The Bruins did lead after the first quarter, 12-9, but that was short lived, as they headed into halftime trailing 26-22.

Bear River got a strong performance from Braden Duncan with 13. Charlie Espinosa added 10 in the loss.

The Bruins (8-5) jump into PVL play Thursday when they travel to Center.

Forest Lake Christian 70, Elliot Christian 57

The Forest Lake Christian boys basketball team is getting hot and at the right time.

The Falcons beat non-league opponent Elliot Christian Thursday marking their fifth straight win and ninth out of 10 games.

In the win over Elliot Christian, Forest Lake Christian got strong performances from Chase Augustino with 16 points, Luke Jordan with 14 points, Christian Dethelfs with 14 points and nine rebounds, and Jacob Yarborough with eight rebounds.

The Falcons are 13-2 overall and 2-0 in the Central Valley California League.

They will travel Tuesday to Sleep Train Arena to face Woodland Christian in a CVCL matchup.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232. Deadline for submission is 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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