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Falcons fly past Wilton

The Union Staff

The Forest Lake Christian girls team used a stifling defense and the sharp-shooting of senior Taylor Kilgore to beat Wilton Christian 65-38 at Galt High School Tuesday.

The Falcons had a “monster” first quarter defensively, holding the Patriots scoreless while building a 22-0 lead.

“The key was really the play of Jessica (Clough) and Katie (Fletcher) out at the top,” Forest Lake Christian coach Steve Kellar said. ” They both defended the ball very well.”

Meanwhile, Kilgore burned up the nets, hitting seven three-pointers on her way to scoring 23 points.

Sophomore post player Kylie Miraldi had a big night underneath, picking up a double-double with 16 points and 17 rebounds.

Fletcher added nine points and Clough chipped in with six.

Kayla Campora had a “good solid effort” coming off the bench and doling out five assists.

“Wilton is a good team,” said Kellar. “They took Waldorf down to the wire before losing by five last week.”

The Patriots outscored Central Valley Christian League leading Sacramento Waldorf 17-14 in the fourth quarter Saturday before losing 58-53.

Forest Lake Christian (16-3 overall, 8-2 league) will celebrate homecoming Friday when it hosts Woodland Christian.

Forest Lake Christian 79, Wilton Christian 34

The Forest Lake Christian boys used a balanced scoring attack to defeat Wilton Christian 79-34.

“We were very balanced on offense tonight,” said Forest Lake Christian coach Dave Thomas. “Everybody played, everybody scored. We had 22 assists as a team. That’s well balanced.”

Senior center Nate Holt was the Falcons’ leading scorer with 23 points. Holt pulled down 10 rebounds and handed out five assists.

Andrew Ritchart threw in 18 points while Austin Maynard and Adam Reed each scored 13. Ben Sparling snagged 9 rebounds.

The Falcons (12-9, 7-3) will also host Woodland Christian Friday night.

JV: Nevada Union 66, River Valley 32

Nevada Union’s JV basketball squad liked the home rims, beating River Valley 66-32.

The Miners had 10 players score for a well balanced offensive output.

“We had 10 kids score, so we had pretty balanced scoring,” said Nevada Union coach Dale Latimer. “We shot the ball well and did a good job of finding the open man.”

The Miners were led by Matt Anderson’s 14 points. Tim Conde reached double figures with 11, while John Wivholm added eight. Alex Bernadett, Kemp Stanford and Michael Saturnino scored six apiece to help the NU cause.

The Miners (12-9, 8-1) host Johnson Thursday.

Frosh: Nevada Union 70, River Valley 51

The Nevada Union freshman boys basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 70-51 win against River Valley.

Nevada Union jumped out to a 17-8 first-quarter lead and never looked back. All 14 Miners on the roster scored.

“We really passed the ball well in our half-court offense,” Nevada Union coach Gene Smith said. “It was fun to watch, we were so unselfish.”

Dustin Sutton led the scoring with 11 points, while Mark Kendall came up with nine points. Tyler Fredrick, Adam Kremple and Garrett Suittle all scored eight points.

The Miners are now 4-4 in Metro League play.


Corey Browning sped to first-place in the boys race to help Nevada Union’s boys finish second as a team during their CNISSF Central Division II giant slalom Monday at Northstar.

The Nevada Union girls also captured third on a day that saw snow hit hard in the early afternoon.

Browning won his race in a time of 1 minute, 47.39 seconds to lead the Miners, who had five racers crack the top 11 to finish second as a team behind Davis. Teammate Travis Mills came from the back of the pack to place fifth (1:56.69), Nick Herback was eighth (1:59.06), Dan Freitas ninth (2:00.28) and Skyler Lujan 11th (2:02.81).

Davis landed its four scoring racers in the top 10 to edge Nevada Union for the top spot, 389-381.

In the girls race, Allison Chapple paced the Miners with her ninth-place effort of 1:59.62. Katie Rickle had her best race of the season, placing 21st (2:17.66) and Christine Perkins finished 24th (2:25.63).

Davis finished first in the girls team standings, ahead of Portola and Nevada Union.

Bo Jackson finished fifth in the J.V. race (2:19.51) for the Miners.


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