FLC boys top Sac Lutheran
The Forest Lake Christian boys basketball team kept its playoff hopes alive with a 68-49 win over Central Valley Christian League rival Sacramento Lutheran Tuesday night. Playing on their home floor, the Falcons jumped out to an 18-5 lead after the first quarter and never let up.
“As poor a game as we had last game, we had that good a game tonight,” said FLC coach David Thomas, whose team lost 69-41 to league-leading Woodland Christian Friday. “Our guards defended well.”
Adam Reed led Forest Lake Christian with 26 points, eight assists, and eight rebounds.
Thomas had high praise for Reed.
“Adam had probably his best all-around game tonight,” he said. “Not only did he play well on offense, he was guarding Spencer Burns, the league’s leading scorer. Burns got 26 but only two field goals in the first half. He got 13 points in the fourth quarter, but that’s after the game was out of reach.”
Nate Holt chipped in with a double-double, adding 12 points and 14 rebounds. Sam Metteer added his own double-double with 15 points and 11 boards.
Forest Lake Christian (9-11 overall, 5-4 CVCL) hosts Sacramento Country Day for Homecoming Friday Night.
Bear River 52, Lincoln 45
The Bear River Lady Bruins cruised to a 52-45 win over Lincoln Tuesday night to remain undefeated in the Pioneer Valley League.
“They’re a team we should beat,” said Bruin coach Jeff Bickmore. “We didn’t play our best. We were up one at halftime, and then just kind of cruised after that. We got the lead up to seven in the second half and it never got lower than five.”
Julie Fry led the Lady Bruins with 21 points, two rebounds, and four steals.
Lauren Juric added 12 points and seven rebounds and Karli Kephart pitched in with seven points and 9 assists.
Bear River (15-4, 7-0) entertains Mira Loma in PVL play Thursday .
Miners tops at Alpine Meadows
Nevada Union’s snowboarders held off a strong North Tahoe team Monday at Alpine Meadows to pick up a win in the latest race of the Central Division II series of the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation.
NU totaled 335 team points to North Tahoe’s 312. Colfax came in third with 293 points, while Placer was fourth with 271 and Bear River fifth with 258.
The Miners won the boys’ competition with 168 points, led by Erin Clancy’s fourth place finish, clocking a two-run time of 1:18.82. NU’s Doug Potter was fifth, while sophomore Andrew Metroka – competing in his first varsity meet – took ninth place.
“Yeah, I think we’ll keep (Metroka) there for a while,” NU head coach Samson Smith said. “He’s got a huge amount of potential.”
Evan Peake took 10th place and Marco Maynard was 19th for the Miners.
Bear River took second place in the boys’ race, led by Luke LaRash’s overall winning performance, clocking a two-run 1:11.64 for first place. Andrew Cosbie finished third in 1:18.58. Also for Bear River, Drew Goodrow finished 14th, John Cosbie 16th and John Plagmeir 20th.
In the girls race, North Tahoe edged NU’s girls 172-167 for first place.
Colfax’s Natalie Martin was the overall winner with a combined time of 1:14.08.
Drew Kremple was Nevada Union’s top finisher, as she put together two runs in 1:17.89 for fourth place. Alison Martin was fifth for NU, while Allison Chambers finished eighth. Kristen Glaze took 12th, Allyssa Fennelly was 13th and Lisa Pichitino finished 17th for the Miners.
Bear River’s girls took sixth place with Hannah Ells being the Bruins’ top finisher in 11th place.
The next Central Division II meet is Feb. 7 at Northstar-at-Tahoe.
NU takes second at Northstar
Nevada Union’s alpine ski team took second place to Davis High in Monday’s meet at Northstar-at-Tahoe.
The Miners were led by Corey Browning’s first place finish in the boys race. Colin Casey brought home fourth place, while Dan Freitas (15th), Nick Herback (17th) and Travis Riley (18th) rounded out the Miners’ top finishers in the boys’ competition.
On the girls side, Elise Lockhart scored a sixth-place finish, while Jeneanne Rickert was seventh, Allison Chapple and Ariel Daley also were among the Miners’ top finishers, according to NU head coach Ken Ramirez.
“Through the first three races, we been just points behind Davis, who is skiing very strong,” Ramirez said.
NU’s next meet is Feb. 11 at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort.
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