Forest Lake Christian’s girls basketball team beat Sacramento Waldorf Friday 58-39, bringing the team to a tie with Central Valley Christian League leader Vacaville Christian for a share of the league title.
“We played real well and shot real well,” FLC coach Ken Holt said. “Ended the season on a good note.”
The Falcons now will be waiting on the result of coin toss to see who is the No.1 and No. 2 seed to play in the CVCL tournament next week.
Katie Fletcher led the Falcons with 18 points but it was Kayla Campora who went off for FLC.
Campora totaled 15 points, 19 rebounds, nine assists and four steals in the winning effort.
Kelsey Yates added 13 points in the game.
FLC ended the season 14-8 overall and 9-1 in the CVCL.
JV: Bear River 58, Mesa Verde 18
The Bruins beat Mesa Verde handily Friday, winning their third straight game.
Lucy Corippo scored 12 points and Aubrey Horn had 10 with six rebounds and four steals on the evening.
Kelsey Uno and Megan Thompson each had eight points in the game. Lindsay Harter added six.
Hannah Brown had a team-high seven rebounds in the game.
Bear River is now 7-13 overall and 4-6 in the Pioneer Valley League.
Forest Lake Christian 78, Sacramento Waldorf 55
The Falcons crowned themselves co-champions with Vacaville Christian Friday after beating Sacramento Waldorf 78-55.
Led by the brotherly duo of Andrew Richart (24 points) and Josh Richart (19 points), FLC beat Sacramento Waldorf handily.
Ben Sparling added 16 points and Austin Maynard scored another 13 in the winning effort.
The Falcons (13-9, 6-2 CVCL) will find out who they play in the league tournament after a coin toss to determine the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds.
Rocklin 62, Nevada Union 60
The Miners played with heart and determination, but failed to overcome the Sierra Foothill League’s top team, losing 62-60 Friday night.
Mark Kendall hit a pivotal 3-pointer to put NU within a couple of points in the waning seconds, but Rocklin just killed the clock, NU coach Jeff Dellis said.
NU was down 31-16 before battling back in the second half. The Miners went into the fourth quarter down by two before matching points the rest of the way.
“They shot 38 free throws to our five free throws,” Dellis said. “I’ve never heard of a gap like that before.”
The loss hurts the Miners’ chance of making the Sac-Joaquin section playoffs.
“We’re not mathematically eliminated,” Dellis said. “If we bring the energy and focus we did tonight, we’ll be alright.”
The Miners will finish the season next week with games against Oakmont and Roseville.
Kendall led the team with 14 points. Nick Cancilla added 11 and John Wivholm, Danny Pettinato and Greg Blaney each had eight in the loss.
JV: Nevada Union 57, Rocklin 53
Peter MacDonald scored 19 and Chris Biertuempfel added another 12 as the Miners beat Rocklin 57-53 Friday.
“This is a really good win for the team,” NU coach Dale Latimer said. “It was a really good win.”
Austin Stoute had 10 points for the Miners and Addison Wolf added six more.
The Miners are now 7-13 overall and 3-6 in the SFL.
Bruins get mixed results
Bear River’s young alpine ski team took its shot on Friday at Boreal with mixed results on both the girls and boys end.
On the girls side, Megan Ballew was the Bruins’ highest finisher, coming in 17th place in a combined time of 1:32.39.
She was followed by Caitlin Dwelle and Katie De Laveaga whom finished in 23rd and 24th places respectively.
Catherina Portz finished in 29th place.
Mike Scinto was the highest finisher for the boys side, coming in 28th place and finishing in a combined time of 1:28.51. Wesley Coster came in 34th, Tim Higginson in 36th and Jason Stanley in 37th.
Miners place second
Nevada Union took second in the giant slalom at Boreal Friday, with both girls and boys teams finishing completely within 20th place.
The boys’ Skylar Luhon had the highest finish on the team, garnering fourth place. He was followed by John Flannigan who finished in fifth. Scott Valentine (15) and Dave Monroe (16) had NU’s boys other finishes.
Marnie McDowell led the girls with a ninth place finish. Kendra Green finished 16th, Marybeth Mondoc finished 18th and Christa Baker finished 20th.
Bruins send 11 to subsection
The Bruins took 12 wrestlers into the PVL title tournament on Thursday and walked away with 11 in the Sac-Joaquin sub section tournament, to be held at Foothill High school next weekend.
Ted Tortarici (112), Chris Hankins (112), Jacob Robinson (119), Addy Gemginani (125), Joey Guccione (130), Josiah Georgeson (135), Jared Paoletti (140), Derek Julian (145), Kent Merrell (152), Dylan Figueroa (171) and Chase Duncan (HW) all advanced to the next level.
Gemginani took first in his weight class to top the Bruins’ accomplishments on the evening.
“Normally we get four or five,” Bear River coach Kevin Figueroa said. “Eleven is amazing, which is a great success we’ve created.
“I told them to wrestle with their hearts,” he said. “And they left with their hearts on the mat.”
The 11 Bruins will grapple again on Friday at Foothill High school in the sub-section tournament.
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