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Chico High girls challenge Falcons

The Forest Lake Christian girls basketball team finally found the competition it was looking for Saturday, beating Chico High 69-60 in the Sacramento Challenge II.

“It was a quality win over a tough team,” Forest Lake Christian coach Steve Kellar said. “It was a very balanced effort and we are ready for the challenges that lie ahead.”

Senior Brooke Hodges led the team with 19 points while junior Olympia Jacobs totaled 18 points. Junior point guard Brittany Allen scored 16 points while junior Taylor Kilgore added 11 points.



The Falcons (17-5 overall, 10-0 CCVL) play at Wilton Christian tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Bear River 55, Sierra 36




The Bear River girls basketball team, ranked No. 12 in the Sac-Joaquin Section by maxpreps.com, made easy work of its Sacramento Challenge II opponent Sierra High School (Manteca) by posting a 55-36 victory.

Senior Julie Fry led her team in scoring with 15 points while senior Karli Kephart and junior Kristin Landre chipped in nine and eight points, respectively.

Bruins coach Jeff Bickmore singled out Landre for playing a great game defensively.

Bear River (17-4, 8-0) hosts Lincoln tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Placer 59, Nevada Union 38

The Nevada Union girls basketball team lost 59-38 in its Sacramento Challenge II matchup, falling to Placer who is ranked No. 4 in the Sac-Joaquin Section by maxpreps.com.

Nevada Union (13-10, 6-2) hits the court again Tuesday, hosting a Metro Conference game against Grant.

Wrestling

Vacaville 49, Nevada Union 9

Before the Team Sections meet at Folsom High School, Nevada Union wrestling coach Shane Valdez looked at some of the possible matchups, depending on what seed and team the Miners drew. After he saw that they had drawn No. 1 seed Vacaville, Valdez had no complaints as he was excited to see some of the individual matches the dual created.

Two of those being Luke Manuel against Josia Biondo at 135 and Zach Callas against Kyle Dubbs at 160.

“This weekend was helpful because I wanted to see what the guys did when faced with a challenge.”

Manuel was one of three Nevada Unions wrestlers to win a match as he beat Biondo 7-4. Senior Drew Maraglia won 5-2 as did Matt Lassard by a score of 8-6.

While the final score looks like a blow out, Valdez explains that the Miners were in most of the matches and that those matches could have gone either way.

“We knew we were going to have a tough time against any team there because we had to forfeit three weight classes,” Valdez said. “Three forfeits in a team dual section is a lot to make up.”

The Miners hit the mats again Saturday in Yuba City for the Metro Conference Individual Championships.


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