Bruins down Rocklin
Bear River (21-4, 11-0) defeated Rocklin 68-37 Tuesday night in a non-league game on Rocklin’s home floor.
Senior forward Julie Fry’s 23 points and seven rebounds led the Bruin attack, with a boost from fellow senior Karli Kephart who scored 13 points and with eight assists. Sophomore center Lauren Juric added nine points, while senior forward Brenna Weeks had 10 points coming off the bench.
“We played well,” Bear River coach Jeff Bickmore said. “We did a good job both offensively and defensively.”
Bear River plays its last regular season game Thursday night at home against league rival Colfax.
Said Bickmore, “This is our big one. We’ve got a league championship, now we want to finish undefeated (in league).”
Forest Lake Christian 65,
Victory Christian 39
The Forest Lake Christian Falcons defeated Victory Christian of Carmichael 65-39 to stay undefeated in Central Valley Christian League play with one game remaining.
Led by senior Brooke Hodges with 20 points, the Falcons extended their league win-streak to 13 games this season, improving their overall mark to 21-5.
Also contributing to the winning cause were junior Olympia Jacobs with 19 points, junior Taylor Kilgore with 10 points and freshman Kylie Miraldi with six points. Scoring five points apiece were senior Jessica Pearce and sophomore Jessica Clough.
Forest Lake Christian’s regular season finale is Friday at Faith Christian in Yuba City.
Nevada Union 61,
Nevada Union beat conference rival Kennedy 61-54 Tuesday night to set up a season finale Thursday night with Yuba City for a share of the Metro Conference championship.
Led by career highs from two freshman, the Miners (16-10, 9-2) kept pace with the Honkers (21-4, 11-1) who beat Johnson 63-27.
Freshman forward Sarah McAtee scored 18 points and freshman point guard Caroline Reeves scored 16, both career highs. Senior forward Ali Daley nearly got a triple double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists.
“We played well,” said Nevada Union coach Duwaine Ganskie. “It was very back and forth. We were up 55-51 late and then hit a couple of threes. One by Caroline Reeves and another by Ali Daley that kept us up on them.”
Ganskie also singled out two players for their contributions off the bench.
“Mackey Purkey came in and scored four point for us and really played some good defense,” Ganskie said. “Also a JV player we brought up, sophomore Lauren Wordell gave us some good minutes of the bench.
“It (a league championship) was our goal from the very beginning. Now to get ourselves in a position to do that with one game left…it’s what we’ve been working for. It’s fun to have it at home and on Senior Night.”
Miners second to Davis
Nevada Union’s alpine ski team finished second to Davis in Monday’s team competition at Boreal, despite a first-place performance from the NU boys’ team.
Colin Casey placed third for Nevada Union’s boys, Corey Browning was sixth, Nick Meyer eighth, Dan Fretas 11th, Travis Riley 14th and Nick Herback 15th.
On the girls’ side, Elisse Lockhart’s fifth-place finish led the Miner, who took second place behind Davis’ girls. Jeanenne Rickert took seventh place, Allison Chapple was 11th and Ariel Daly finished 15th.
NU competes at Sugar Bowl ski resort on Friday.
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