FLC girls extend their unbeaten streak to 18
Ciara Witzke turned in a team-high 12 points and Braeden Huusfeldt and Tracy Malone chipped in eight points each as the Forest Lake Christian girls basketball team extended its unbeaten streak to 18 with a 54-45 win over host Burbank of Sacramento Saturday.
The win was the second over a Division I squad in consecutive Saturdays by the Division V Lady Falcons (20-1 overall).
“Nevada Union beat them by 12 on Friday and St. Francis (of Sacramento) beat them by three points, and I know you can’t really gauge how you compare to those kind of teams based on that,” FLC head coach Rob Hodges said.”But I’d like to think we could give those kinds of teams a good game night in, night out.”
FLC, which beat Elk Grove by nine points Jan. 19, had trouble with Burbank’s team speed early and went into the break down by three points.
“They were definitely faster and more athletic in the first half,” Hodges said. “At the half we talked about if we were capable of playing at this level.”
FLC’s Chrysten Cotney had the answer.
The sophomore point guard, who struggled with the Lady Titans’ full court press in the first 16 minutes, singlehandedly broke the hosts down in the second half.
The Lady Falcons followed her lead, and outscored Burbank 17-7 in the third stanza and went on for the win.
Brooke Hodges totaled seven points. Sachi Botner, Julia Hall and Jaime Laughlin – who hit a key second quarter three-pointer, tallied five points each. Ashlee Huusfeldt finished with four points.
FLC will host Wilton Christian 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Miners get two wins on Northstar slope
The Nevada Union alpine ski program notched a double in the win column at Northstar Monday.
Alice Miller took first with a combined time of 1 minute, 27.40 seconds to lead the Lady Miners.
Julian Crouch finished with a 1:21.51 for a win on the boys side.
“The snow has finally softened up. (That’s) giving us a chance to post solid times,” Miller said.
Claire Miller (1:36.43, fourth), Jill Collins (1:38.72, fifth) and Sarah Callahan (1:41.41, eighth) also finished strong for the Lady Miners.
For the boys, Alex Wolfe (1:24.85) finished fourth, Nick Nowak (1:25.95) took sixth, Greg Gilger (1:29.76) came in seventh and Matt Freitas (1:30.80) finished 10th.
Bruins take second
Matt Grimes took second with a combined time of 1 minute, 11.48 seconds to lead the Bear River boys alpine ski team to an overall second place in the slalom at Boreal Monday.
Bear River totaled 101 points, 12 behind first place Quincy.
Grimes, and Anthony (1:20.73, 10th) and Timothy Green (1:23.68, 11th ) qualified for the state meet in March with their finishes.
Dustin Welch took eighth with a time of 1:19.30.
For the girls, Dennise Sweet came in 14th with a combined time of 14.20.7. Brianna Stoddart was right behind in 15th with a 1:43.75. The duo also earned a spot in the state meet.
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