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Bear River continues win streak

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Bear River’s Lady Bruins scored their seventh straight victory Tuesday, defeating Oakmont 70-34 at home to move to 6-

in Pioneer Valley League play.

The Lady Bruins weren’t exactly lighting it up from the field in the early going, but took control early on the defensive end by limiting the Lady Vikings to just two points in the opening quarter.

“We seem to be getting off early on people, including Colfax

last week,” said Bear River head coach Duwaine Ganskie.

“I suppose that’s a nice trend. And when you hold somebody

to two points in a quarter, that’s good against any team.”

Four Lady Bruins reached double figures in scoring, including seniors Meaghan Noud and Nicole Scott, who each scored 16 points. Scott had team-high six rebounds. Cassie Smith and Chelsea Haverty each added 11 for Bear River, while Haverty had a team-high five steals in the win.

The Lady Bruins (16-3 overall) hosts Lincoln Thursday.

Bear River’s junior varsity team was a 38-22 winner over Oakmont, while the Lady Bruin freshmen team scored a 40-30 victory over the Vikings Tuesday.

NU drops two straight

Nevada Union’s varsity boys basketball team suffered its second

straight setback Tuesday, falling 69-56 to host Grant in Metro Conference action.

The Miners (4-2 in Metro) took a 14-8 lead after one period of play and led 30-27 at the half. But NU head coach Jeff Dellis said the Pacers went to work on the boards after the break.

Grant outscored NU 17-7 in the third quarter and 23-19 in

the final stanza.

“They’re a good team, but they didn’t shoot a real high percentage,” Dellis said. “I would venture to say the majority of their points came on putbacks, particularly in the second


Dellis said the Miners allowed Grant to 13 offensive rebounds in the second half. NU was without 6- foot, 5-inch Chad Smith, who suffered an eye injury during practice Monday.

“As thin as we are on the front line, taking out a kid that averages 10 points and seven rebounds was big,” Dellis said.

“The result was we continued to struggle on the defensive


Gary Daley led the Miners with 27 points, including five 3-

pointers, and nine rebounds. Jon Sheets struggled from the door,

hitting four of 21 attempts for 10 points. Geoff Trapani, filling

in for the injured Smith, scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds.

The Miners remain on the Metro road for two more games – at Johnson on Feb. 5 and at McClatchy on Feb. 7 – before

returning home for three of their final four games of the regular season.

FLC girls win big

Lauren Jackson totaled a team-high 11 points and Brittany Allen had eight steals in the host Forest Lake Christian girls basketball team’s 60-35 win over Victory Christian (Carmicheal) Tuesday.

FLC improved to 15-4 overall and 7-0 in the Central Valley Christian League.

“We came out like gangbusters in the first quarter. We led 36-15 at the half and then we just kinda coasted the second

half,” Lady Falcon head coach Rob Hodges said.

Jackson also hauled down five rebounds. Allen finished with six points and six assists.

Chrysten Cotney, Brooke Hodges, Olympia Jacobs and Taylor Gore scored eight points each in the win.

Forest Lake Christian’s junior varsity girls also topped Victory Christian 59-33. Jillian Witzke scored 14 points and had 11 steals for the Lady Falcons.

Mackenzie Deneen had 12 points, while Jeanee Gonet and Jessica Pearce each had 11 for Forest Lake Christian (17-2 overall, 5-0 in CVCL).

FLC will host Sacramento Lutheran 6:30 p.m. Friday.

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