The Bear River boys basketball team ran into a pack of talented Cougars in their Pioneer Valley League opener, falling to Center, 67-38, Thursday in Antelope.
“We were a little shell shocked by the intensity,” Bear River head coach Duwaine Ganskie said. “We knew (the PVL) would be tough. It’s a very balanced league.
The Bruins were led by their only returning starter from last season Charlie Espinosa, who finished with a team-high 12 points. Sophomore point guard David O’Brien scored nine, and senior Braden Duncan chipped in seven points and led the team in rebounds with 10.
“There were some good things,” Ganskie said. “We rebounded really well against a big team, so there are positives to take from it.”
Bear River (8-6, 0-1 PVL) takes the court again Tuesday for its league home opener against the very tough Lincoln Fighting Zebras (13-5, 1-0 PVL).
Frosh: Nevada Union 66, Granite Bay 16
The Lady Miners are buzzing through the early part of the SFL schedule, thumping team after to team on their way to a 3-0 league mark.
Nevada Union’s latest victim was Granite Bay. And, what makes the 50-point victory all the more impressive is that it came on the road.
The Lady Miners got 14 points from point guard Shaye Costanza, who also had six assists and five steals. They also got a strong performance from Avery Delhez with 14 points, nine rebounds and six steals. Gracie Sill also played well with eight points and seven rebounds.
Nevada Union (16-4, 3-0) are back at it Saturday when it takes on Oak Ridge.