FLC shoots for conference title
On January 23, Forest Lake Christian’s varsity girls basketball team went over to Woodland Christian beat the host handily in a 64-49 Central Valley Christian League matchup.
That loss is the lone CVCL setback the Cardinals have suffered this season.
So when Woodland Christian travels to FLC on Friday, the Falcons (21-4 overall, 12-0 league) can either keep the CVCL crown to themselves or share it with the Cardinals (23-2, 11-1).
Also at stake may be positioning in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division V power ratings. FLC currently holds the top seed, while Woodland Christian is No. 2. The Falcons hold a decided edge in non-league strength of schedule, 6.3 to the Cardinals’ 5.64, but Woodland Christian has an edge in overall winning percentage (.920 to .909) and non-league winning percentage (.923 to .800).
A Woodland Christian win would also negate FLC’s current advantage in the league power rating (5.0 to 4.583), which could give the Cardinals an edge in the SJS power ratings.
A closer look at key contests:
Yuba City at Nevada Union – Today’s 7 p.m. conference clash at NU’s “House of Pain” won’t decide the Metro title, but a win would keep the Miners alive for a second-place finish. Kennedy (22-4, 10-1), which NU beat 70-49 last week, can clinch the championship today against visiting McClatchy (20-5, 8-2), the current second-place team.
Nevada Union at Grant – The Miners’ regular season finale is even more meaningful in terms of league standings after Tuesday night’s 66-46 loss at Yuba City. Add to that the fact that the Pacers came into Ali Gymnasium and pulled off a 73-66 upset on Jan. 28, the Miners will be looking to even the score and end the season on a high note – sole possession of the top spot in the Metro Conference.
Nevada Union qualified 13 of its 14 wrestlers for this week.
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With a balanced offensive attack and a strong defensive effort, the Nevada Union football team went on the road Friday night and knocked off Napa, 33-14.