Closing second shot cuts off BR comeback |

Closing second shot cuts off BR comeback

Woodcreek fended off a solid run down the stretch and snatched a closing-seconds win from the visiting Bear River boys basketball team Tuesday.

The Bruins fell 69-66 as a three-point shot by Dunhill Vercedles dropped with two ticks left on the clock.

The final basket gave Vercedles a game-high 27 points for Woodcreek.

The Bruins, who dropped to 1-6 in Sierra Foothill League play with the loss, were led by the 16–point outing of Dillon Mitchell.

Keith Marin scored 15 points for Bear River.

The Bruins trailed 19-16 at the end of the first quarter and then 40-29 at halftime. Bear River outscored Woodcreek 22-13 in the fourth quarter, but came up short against the hosts.

“It was a tough loss,” said Bear River coach Jack McCrory. “But the boys played well.”

The Bruins will take on the Placer Hillmen at Bear River High School Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Forest Lake girls get 16th straight

Ciara Witzke scored a team-high 11 points and Jaime Laughlin and Katelyn Gilfillan chipped in seven points each as the host Forest Lake Christian girls basketball team defeated Victory Christian of Carmichael 57-31 Tuesday.

The win – FLC’s 16th straight – upped the host’s Central Valley Christian League record to 7-0.

FLC led by 10 points at the half, but were tested in the third quarter as the visitors cut the lead to three points in the period.

The Lady Falcons turned up the heat in the up the final eight minutes – outscoring Victory Christian 22-6 – to seal the win.

Brooke Hodges, Tracy Malone and Braeden Huusfeldt scored six points each for Forest Lake Christian. Chrysten Cotney finished with five points.

FLC will play at Sacramento Lutheran 6:30 p.m. Friday.

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