PREP BASKETBALL: Aragon, Cortez lead Lady Miners past Lodi | TheUnion.com

PREP BASKETBALL: Aragon, Cortez lead Lady Miners past Lodi

The Union staff

The Nevada Union girls basketball team made it six wins in their last seven games with a 54-45 victory over Lodi in a non-league bout Tuesday.

Playing in Nevada Union's West Gym, the Lady Miners grabbed an early 14-8 edge after one quarter. Lodi would close the gap and trail 27-23 at halftime. The Flames crept even closer in the third quarter and trailed 37-35 heading into the fourth. But, Nevada Union would slam the door shut on any comeback in the fourth, outscoring Lodi 17-10 in the final stanza.

Leading the Lady Miners was junior post player Meadow Aragon, who scored a game-high 21 points to go with a dominating night on the boards.

Nevada Union's Mixtli Cortez also had a big game. The senior guard got hot from deep, sinking three 3-pointers and finishing the evening with 19 points.

Senior post player Greta Kramer added nine points and senior guard Alexa Crabb came through with a big 3-pointer in the third quarter to help NU to victory.

Next up for the Lady Miners (6-3) is a non-league contest in Lincoln at 7 p.m. today. They will then compete in the Reed Tournament Dec. 28-30, and will open Sierra Foothill League play at Folsom Jan. 2

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