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Forest Lake girls nearly break century mark

The Forest Lake Christian girls basketball team set a school record for points scored in a game with its 99-13 win at Sacramento Lutheran Friday.

The Lady Falcons (19-1 overall, 8-0 Central Valley Christian League), who came into the game ranked third behind Modesto Christian and Ripon Christian in the division V power rankings, upped their unbeaten streak to 17 with the win.



“We looked at the power rankings and its virtually impossible for numbers one, two and three to change positions. The playoffs are two and a half weeks away and for us to beat Modesto Christian, we have to play full court defense and run in transition from here on out,” FLC head coach Rob Hodges said. “One of their parents came over and was pretty mad, but this is what we have to do to prepare for playoffs.”




Ciara Witzke tallied a game-high 15 points for FLC. Braeden Huusfeldt finished with 12 points. Brooke Hodges chipped in 11 points. Sachi Botner added 10 points in the win.

NU boys get nipped

Nevada Union, which forced an overtime game on a Chase Fleming banked three-point shot at the buzzer, eventually lost to host Sacramento in overtime Friday, 80-72.

“We obviously spent a lot of energy just to get (to overtime),” NU coach Jeff Dellis said. “It is a shot Chase will remember forever.”

NU (13-9 overall, 3-3 Metro) trailed by 2 with 6 seconds left when Tony Parilo was whistled for an offensive foul on an in-bounds play. Not only did it cost NU possession of the ball, it was Parilo’s fifth foul, a situation compounded by a technical foul.

And yet, between the technical free throws and free throws from the subsequent play, Sacramento (15-9, 4-3) could not put the game out of reach, only increasing its lead to three.

“I thought it was the first time in league play where the other team held its composure better than we did,” Dellis said.

Parilo led NU with 24 points, while guard Jon Sheets added 20. Fleming had 11, which included the three-pointer to get the game to overtime.

Thomas leads BR to six-point win

Briana Thomas scored a season-high 21 points – 13 in the second half – and Meaghan Noud chipped in 13 more as the Bear River girls basketball team beat host Placer of Auburn 51-45 Friday.

The Lady Bruins (15-7 overall, 7-1 Sierra Foothill League), who went into the contest tied with Rocklin for the SFL’s top spot, led by seven points at the half, but clung to a one point lead early in the fourth quarter.

That’s when Thomas went to work.

She scored six straight points in a two-minute span to give the visitors some breathing room.

“She had a huge game for us. She had more than 10 rebounds and she played pretty good defense,” Bear River head coach Duwaine Ganskie said.

The win gave Bear River the season sweep, and avenged last season’s 0-2 record against the Hillgals.

FLC gets victory

Max Botner tallied a team-high 18 points and Taylor Lawrence added 10 more as the Forest Lake Christian boys basketball team beat host Sacramento Lutheran 50-47 Friday.

FLC improved to 14-9 overall and 6-2 in the Central Valley Christian League.

The Falcons led by seven points at the break, but were outscored 12-5 in the third as the hosts tied the game at 33-33 to open the fourth quarter.

FLC head coach Davin Johnson, who was ejected from the game midway through the third for running onto the court, was absent as his squad scored 17 to Sacramento Lutheran’s 14 points in the fourth quarter.

“My boys just stepped it up,” he said.

James Belch finished with eight points. Colin Harman and Sam Koopmans added seven points each


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