PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Bruins dominate on way to tourney title; Miners finish strong in Morro Bay | TheUnion.com

PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Bruins dominate on way to tourney title; Miners finish strong in Morro Bay

The Union staff

The Bear River girls basketball team went 3-0 with wins over Sacramento Country Day, Live Oak and El Camino to claim the Lois Langford Tournament Championship held at Live Oak High School.

The Bear River girls basketball team roared past its opponents at the Lois Langford Tournament, winning the tournament for the second straight year.

After topping Sacramento Country Day and host Live Oak in the first two rounds, the Lady Bruins crushed El Camino in the final, 49-17.

Bear River set the tone early, racing out to a 19-0 first quarter lead on their way to a 34-6 edge at halftime. El Camino would never challenge in the second half as the Lady Bruins held the Eagles to just 11 points in the final two quarters.

"Very proud of our senior leadership early in the season," Bear River head coach Randy Billingsley said.

Leading the Lady Bruins in the title game was a trio of seniors in Katelyn Meylor, Mallory Rath and Kylee Dresbach-Hill.

Meylor, an all-tourney selection, scored 18 points and tallied seven steals in the win. The talented guard averaged 15.3 points and five steals per game in the tourney.

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Rath scored 12 points and pulled down 12 rebounds from the power forward position. She was also an all-tournament selection after averaging 12 points and 12.7 rebounds throughout the tourney.

Dresbach-Hill added 13 points and four assists in the victory.

Bear River won their three tourney games by an average margin of 26.7 points.

Next up for Lady Bruins (3-0) is a non-league game Tuesday at El Dorado.

Boys basketball

Miners win Morro Bay consolation championship

After dropping their first game of the Morro Bay Tournament, Nevada Union reeled off three straight wins to claim the tourney's consolation bracket championship.

The Miners topped host Morro Bay, 65-36, Saturday morning to earn a spot against Lompoc in the consolation final.

Nevada Union led early against Lompoc, taking a 27-14 lead into halftime and finishing it off, 55-39.

The Miners (3-1) got big performances from sophomore guard Justin Gardner and junior forward Dawson Fay. Gardner hit four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points, 11 of which came in the third quarter. Fay also tallied 21 points in the win.

The Miners will now gear up for the Nevada Union Invitational Tournament which tips off Thursday.

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