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Forest Lake falls short down stretch

Eileen JoyceForest Lake Christian's Joel Baker (3) passes to a teammate in Monday's game against Central Catholic.
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Mark Boatman poured in 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Taylor Lawrence added 19 points and eight boards.

But it wasn’t enough for Forest Lake Christian Monday, as the Falcons fell to visiting Central Catholic (Modesto) 74-66.



“Overall, I thought we played really hard and really played a full 30 of the 32 minutes,” FLC coach Steve Gonet said. “We had a small lapse in the fourth quarter at about the four- or five-minute mark where we just lost our focus for a few minutes. We went from three down to about nine down.

“And we couldn’t get it back.”




Both teams got off to a slow start offensively, as Central Catholic took a 26-23 lead at the half. The Falcons made a strong run at the visitors in the fourth quarter, as Lawrence scored 12 of his total in the final period.

The Falcons (4-7 overall) are idle until Jan. 7, when they open Central Valley Christian League play at Sacramento Lutheran.

Forest Lake Christian’s junior varsity lost to Central Catholic 70-63 in overtime.

Lady Bruins

take fourth

Bear River’s varsity girls closed out their appearance at the Adidas Interstate Shootout at Lake Oswego, Ore., with a fourth-place finish Monday.

The Lady Bruins (9-3 overall) fell to Westview of Oregon 48-46. Westview’s Dawn Nelson buried a three-pointer with less than a minute to play, knotting the game at 46-46. Bear River failed to score on its next possession, giving Westview the final shot.

“With about nine seconds to go, they ran a nice play and got a back-door cut for a layup right at the buzzer,” Bear River coach Duwaine Ganskie said. “That was the second heart-breaking game in a row for us. We lost in overtime on Saturday.”

Bear River fell to Glencoe, Oregon’s third-ranked team, 77-74, Saturday.

In Monday’s game, Maya Bryant led the Lady Bruins with 12 points, while Meghan Noud and Cassie Smith each scored 10. Noud earned all-tournament team honors for the Bruins.

Bear River returns to action Saturday at Placer.


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