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Bear River comes from behind to beat rival

In a come-from-behind win, the Bear River varsity girls basketball team beat rival Colfax 43-41 Tuesday.

Down by four at halftime, Bear River went up by six in the fourth before Colfax closed the deficit at the end.

Julie Fry had 22 points, seven rebounds and seven steals for the Bruins. Lauren Juric had 10 points and eight rebounds, while Kristen Landry scored seven points for Bear River.



“This was a big win to keep us undefeated in league,” said coach Jeff Bickmore. “We didn’t shoot well, but hung in there to get the win.”

Bear River (13-4 overall and 5-0 in league) plays Oaklawn at 7:30 p.m. Friday.




Forest Lake Christian 73, Victory Christian 38

Forest Lake Christian girls basketball won big last night 73-38 against Victory Christian of Carmichael, a team that was ranked ahead of Forest Lake Christian last week’s power rankings.

FLC’s Brooke Hodges scored 24 points, including five treys.

Olympia Jacobs scored 16, Taylor Kilgore added 13 points for the Falcons.

Brittany Allen had eight points and 10 assists, and Kylie Miraldi added four blocks off of the bench. The Falcons (13-5, 7-0) play Woodland Christian at home Friday.

Boys Basketball

Victory Christian 54,

Forest Lake Christian 43

Forest Lake Christian’s varsity boys led Victory Christian 30-28 at the half Tuesday, but couldn’t maintain that edge down the stretch in falling 54-43.

“It was a hard-played game to the end,” said FLC coach Dave Thomas. “But we had some dead legs in the fourth quarter and missed free throws and layups.”

The Falcons were led by Serge Castlebury and Sam Metteer each scored 14 points for FLC, which slipped to 8-10 overall and 4-3 in Central Valley Christian League play. Victory Christian (13-6, 5-1) kept its hold on second place in the CVCL.

The Falcons host league-leading Woodland Christian Friday.

Frosh: NU 36, Yuba City 32

The Nevada Union freshman boys basketball team scored an impressive come-from-behind victory against Yuba City Tuesday night, winning 36-32.

Down 28-13 going into the fourth quarter, they outscored the Honkers 23-4 to pull off the unlikely comeback.

Troy Britton scored 15 points, including four of six free throws in the fourth quarter. Tim Conde with nine points was three of three from behind the arc in the fourth to help the cause.

NU coach Gene Smith wanted to compliment all of his players.

“We got a good contribution from all 14,” Smith said. “Everybody gave a little something to help us tonight.”

The NU frosh improved to 10-7 overall and 3-3 in league.

Wrestling

Bear River 43,

Colfax 33

The host Bear River wrestling team won a closely contested match against Colfax Tuesday. The Pioneer Valley League rivals went back and forth before Bear River pulled out a 43-33 win.

Coach Robert Nebeker of Bear River gave credit to his two leaders, juniors Joe Sciacca and Jordan Beaver.

“I thought it was a well-wrestled match ” two league rivals fighting with a lot of emotion on both sides,” Nebeker said. “Our two juniors really rose to the occasion. Their pins were the turning points of the match.”

Also winning by pin for the Bruins were Andy Gemignani (103), Brady Lazalier (119), Johnny Lascoe (130), Sciacca (152) and Beaver (215).

Matthew Belnap won a 9-6 decision at 125, Joe Kammerer (145) won 12-4

Bear River (12-8 overall, 2-2 PVL) .The JV wrestlers also won 51-3 for an overall mark of 11-10 and 3-1 in league.


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