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Prep roundup: Nevada Union keeps rolling in SFL play


The Nevada Union girls basketball team has cruised to their 11th straight win Friday, topping Sierra Foothill League foe Woodcreek, 87-62.

The Lady Miners got balanced scoring from their starting five as all scored 16 points or more.

Senior Sydney Porter and Sammy DeHart each scored 17 to lead the way. DeHart also grabbed six rebounds in the win. Senior Erin Selleck scored 16 points to go with seven assists, Melanie O’Brien netted 16 and pulled down five rebounds, and senior Emma Peterson also scored 16.

NU’s Grace Paye left the scoring to her teammates and helped out elsewhere with five steals, five assists and six rebounds.

The Lady Miners (17-4, 6-0 SFL) are back at it Tuesday when they host Rocklin.

JV: Woodcreek 48, Nevada Union 46

In a tightly contested battle, the Lady Miners were edged out by the Timberwolves Thursday, losing to their SFL opponent by two.

Leading Nevada Union was Aycee Willis with 18 points, including three 3-pointers. Chelsea Rodriguez added 11 points and also hit a trifecta of 3s. Shawna Latter also played well, scoring 10 in the loss.

Nevada Union (13-7, 4-2 SFL) will look to bounce back Tuesday against Rocklin.

Frosh: Nevada Union 61, Woodcreek 40

The Lady Miners improved their SFL record to 5-1 Thursday, beating Woodcreek handily.

Avery Delhez led NU with 18 points and eight rebounds. Graacie Sill added 14 points and seven rebounds, and Miranda Townsend did a little bit of everything with 15 points, eight rebounds, six assists, six steals and four blocks.

The Lady Miners are back at it Tuesday against Rocklin.

Bear River 57, Center 29

The Lady Bruins jumped out to a huge lead Friday night and never looked back as they blew out Center by 28 points.

Kaitlyn Reina impressed with a double-double, scoring a team-high 17 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. Teryn Rath added 15 points and gobbled up 11 rebounds. Maddi Dunn chipped in eight points and Michelle Whiting scored six in the win.

Bear River (18-2, 5-0 PVL) has a tough road test Tuesday when they travel to face Placer.

Frosh: Bear River 36, Center 34

Fueled by Allysa Pulkinhorn’s monster second half, the Lady Bruins topped Center by two Friday.

Pulkinhorn had just two points at halftime, but exploded for 16 in the second half to lead Bear River to victory. Vivian Hamilton and Kaity Nat each added six points in the win.

The victory improves Bear River to 4-1 in PVL play.

Boys basketball

Woodcreek 76, Nevada Union 39

It was pretty bleak for the Miners on Friday as Woodcreek thumped Nevada Union in an SFL matchup.

NU’s Jahn Chensee hit three 3-pointers in the loss, and Kyle Owen provided some quality minutes off the bench.

The Miners get back at it Wednesday when they host Rocklin.

JV: Woodcreek 60, Nevada Union 50

The Miners made a strong rally late, but came up short, falling to Woodcreek by 10.

Freshman Gary Menary led NU with 22 points and Bo Perkins added 10, but it wasn’t enough as NU dropped to 10-12 overall and 1-5 in the SFL.

The Miners hit the court again Wednesday when they host Rocklin.

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