Bear River girls open league with victory
The Bear River girls basketball team began its Pioneer Valley League schedule with a 51-40 win against Oakmont Wednesday.
“It was not exactly a great game to watch,” Bear River head coach Jeff Bickmore said. “We just never really got into a flow, but we did come out with the win.”
Senior Julie Fry led the team with 12 points as junior Kristin Landre scored 11. Sophomore center Lauren Juric and senior guard Karli Kephart added 10 and nine points, respectively.
The Bruins (9-3 overall, 1-0 PVL) take the court again Friday at home against Lincoln at 7:30 p.m.
Nevada Union 45, Granite Bay 35
The Miners kicked off their Metro Conference season with a 45-35 win against Granite Bay after leading the entire game.
“It was somewhat of a defensive struggle,” Nevada Union head coach Duwaine Ganskie said. “There were some long periods with no scoring, but we played smart down the stretch. It was a nice opening for league play.”
Junior post Heather Gore led the team with 19 points while senior guard Tracy Malone added 15 points.
The Miners’ JV squad beat Granite Bay 42-41 while the Nevada Union freshmen team posted a 39-27 win.
Nevada Union’s varsity (8-7, 1-0) hits the court again at 6 p.m. Jan. 11 at Johnson.
Granite Bay 58, Nevada Union 50
The Nevada Union freshman team lost 58-50 to Granite Bay Tuesday night. After finding themselves down by 22 points, the Miners clawed back to within seven points in the fourth quarter because of a full court press, but could get no closer.
Playing key roles in the fourth quarter were Troy Britton, who scored 16 points in the loss, and Trevor Wade, who scored six of his eight points in the fourth quarter.
Also playing well for the Miners was Kemp Stanford, who scored eight points, and Tim Conde who played well defensively.
The Miners (7-5, 0-1) play again Tue. Jan. 11 at home against Johnson at 4 p.m.
Nevada Union 38, McClatchy 36
The Nevada Union varsity wrestling squad prevailed 38-36 against McClatchy, despite competing with half of the roster made up of junior varsity wrestlers.
Freshman Jake Cena won in the first period of his 112-pound match with a pin, while Kyle Brady scored a third-round pin at 130. Also winning by second-period pins were Matt Lessard (160) and Brian Wheatley (215).
Shane Lingo (135) won his match 7-4 and Drew Maraglia (145) won his match by technical fall, 16-1. Brandon Cantrell (171) earned his win by forfeit.
Nevada Union hosts the Mother Lode Invitational this weekend.
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