Bruins blast Cougars |

Bruins blast Cougars

The Bear River girls basketball team had no problem dismantling Center Tuesday night at Jack R. McCrory Gymnasium, beating the Lady Cougars, 73-29.

The Lady Bruins got a big game from Savannah Welz with 16 points, including four 3-pointers.

Bear River’s Sarah Hagar and Kaitlyn Reina each added 12 points and Teryn Rath finished with a double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

Senior guard Cindy Solomon ran the Lady Bruin offense with nine points and four assists, and Lauren Runte along with Jennifer Alberts pitched in six points each off the bench.

With the win, Bear River is now 19-2 overall and 4-1 in Pioneer Valley League play.

The Lady Bruins hit the court again at 7 p.m. Thursday when they host Foothill.

Woodland Christian 73,

Forest Lake Christian 56

In a tightly contested battle between the Lady Falcons and the Lady Cardinals, it was the girls from Woodland Christian who took the Central Valley California League matchup Tuesday night.

Forest Lake Christian played Woodland Christian closely for the first three quarters, even knotting the game at 47 heading into the fourth.

But, in the final quarter Woodland Christian outscored FLC 26-9 to take the game.

Lauren Piner scored a game-high 25 points for FLC, Emily Woodward added 12 points, Emily Pearce scored nine, and Josey Poppin had eight.

The Lady Falcons (10-10, 2-4 CVCL) hit the court again at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when they host Foresthill.

Boys basketball

Del Oro 53, Nevada Union 43

After opening the Sierra Foothill League season with a thrilling overtime win against Woodcreek, the Miners have dropped three straight league games, including Tuesday night’s bout with Del Oro.

The Miners fell behind Del Oro early, but kept chipping away at their deficit, eventually whittling it down to two points by the end of the third.

In the fourth, the Miners would be outscored by eight points and the Golden Eagles left with the critical SFL victory.

Leading NU’s offense was Lucas Vojak with 15 points, and Elliot Fournier with 12.

Nevada Union (8-13, 1-3 SFL) will look to shake its current losing streak Friday at Roseville.

JV: Del Oro 58,

Nevada Union 42

The Miners have hit a rough patch and it couldn’t have come at a worse time. After starting the season 8-4, Nevada Union has gone 2-7 with four losses in league play, including Tuesday’s 16-point loss to Del Oro.

Owen Smith led NU in scoring with 14 points, Daniel Carter added nine, and Lukas Sweigart also chipped in nine.

NU will look to nab its first SFL win Friday at Roseville.

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