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Falcons get big victory

Adam Reed helped lead the Forest Lake Christian boys basketball team to a 70-41 victory Tuesday night over Sac-Lutheran.

Reed not only had the unenviable task of guarding Spencer Burns, the Central Valley Christian League’s leading scorer, but Reed also scored 25 points and dished out four assists.

“We played our best defensive game of the year and our best overall half of the year,” Falcons head coach David Thomas said. “You always look for that half of basketball that’s perfect, and this was as close to it as I’ve seen.”



Thomas was referring to the second half. Leading just 25-24 at halftime, Forest Lake Christian held Sac-Lutheran to just four points in the third quarter.

“This was a real team effort,” Thomas said. “And Reed did a great job. He held Burns to 17 points through three quarters and made him work for every point.”




Sam Metteer added 19 points for the Falcons while Nate Holt scored 12 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and tallied eight blocks.

Holt was also in charge of guarding Sac-Lutheran’s 6-foot-10 center and held his opponent to four points.

Forest Lake Christian committed just 10 turnovers during the contest.

“That was incredible,” Thomas said. “Earlier in the year we were turning the ball over frequently. (Tuesday night) we took care of the ball well.”

The Falcons are now 2-1 in league, 6-8 overall. Sac-Lutheran fell to 1-2, 7-7.

Forest Lake Christian next faces Sac-Waldorf at home Friday night.

Mira Loma 61, Bear River 44

The Bear River boys basketball team struggled to take care of the ball against Mira Loma, committing 24 turnovers and losing the game 61-44.

A full court press from Mira Loma rattled the Bruins early on and forced them into 13 first-half turnovers and more importantly, a number of rushed shots.

In addition to offensive woes, the Bruins gave up 27 points during the second quarter, including 15 points off 3’s.

“We dug ourselves a pretty big hole, but we got their lead down to seven points with six minutes to go,” varsity assistant coach Steve Box said. “We had a chance to get back in the game and then they slammed the door in our faces with an 8-0 run to win the game.”

The loss drops Bear River’s record to 9-9 overall and 1-2 in the PVL.

Senior Jake Lazor scored 16 points while Matt Mocek chipped in with 10 points.

The Bear River JV (5-12, 1-2) suffered much of the same fate, losing to Mira Loma 49-26.

Bear River hits the court again Thursday at West Campus.

Freshmen

Nevada Union 50, Grant 24

The Nevada Union freshman team won its first Metro conference game against Johnson 50-24.

“This was our best effort all season,” coach Gene Smith said. “We played a full 32 minutes, passing well on offense and playing with intensity on defense.”

Michael Saturnino and Troy Britton each scored 13 points to lead the Miners while Smith lauded the strong play of Brian Scaroboro off the bench.

The Miners, who play again Thursday at Grant, improve to 8-5 overall and 1-1 in the Metro.

Forest Lake Christian 66, Sac-Lutheran 20

Eight healthy Falcons were apparently enough for Forest Lake Christian Tuesday, as the defending Division V state champs rolled to a 66-20 win at Sacramento Lutheran.

FLC’s regulars saw limited action in the Central Valley Christian League victory, but the Falcons (9-4 overall, 3-0 CVCL) did offer a balanced scoring attack in the win. Kylie Miraldi had a career-high 14 points, while Megan Wisniewski added a career-high seven points.

Brooke Hodges scored 14 points, Jessie Clough had 10, while Brittany Allen and Taylor Kilgore each scored seven points. Olympia Jacobs added eight.

The flu bug limited FLC coach Steve Kellar to just eight players on the bench Tuesday, but the coach expects to have them back in time for Friday’s home CVCL showdown against Sacramento Waldorf.

“It’s what Taylor had last week. She didn’t play Friday, but she was back (Tuesday),” Kellar said. “It won’t be a problem, it’ll be gone it a couple of days.”

What could be a problem, Kellar said, is Waldorf.

“They are the biggest threat to us in our league this year,” Kellar said. “They’re 13-2 and have a good player in (Jacqueline) “Jake” Kelly. She leading the league in scoring.

“It will be a good game.”

Wrestling

NU 57, Johnson 18

The Nevada Union wrestling team had a chance to give some of its wrestlers a taste of varsity competition against Johnson. The Miners won the match 57-18.

“A few of the guys tonight aren’t normally varsity and they got to go out there and get some experience,” head coach Shane Valdez said. “Shane Lingo wrestled a tough opponent and Raul (Zamudil), who is in his first year wrestling, got a chance to get out there, too.”

The Miners are 8-4 this season and will hit the mats again this weekend at the North Coast Classic in Eureka.

Results:

103 Double forfeit

112 Jake Cena won by forfeit

119 Pavel Zavarzina won by forfeit

125 Curtis Randall lost

130 Dominic Archuleta won by pin in second round

135 Shane Lingo won 8-2

140 Luke Manuel won by pin in first round

145 Kyler Caldwell won by pin in first round

152 Raul Zamudil won by pin in first round

160 Tom Brindley won by forfeit

171 Brian Wheatley won by pin in first round

189 Will Atherton lost by pin

215 Buck Davis won by pin in first round

HWT NU forfeit


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