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Home loss for Miners

Nevada Union’s varsity girls led Metro Conference foe McClatchy at the first three stops – including a 24-20 lead at halftime – but the Lions clawed their way back into play by the end of the fourth quarter Wednesday and then pulled out a 42-38 win in overtime on the Miners home floor.

“We led the whole game, but they caught us,” said NU head coach Duwaine Ganskie. “I think their last basket (of regulation) was actually the first time they were even with us. And that was with eight seconds left.”

Ganskie pointed to poor shooting and ballhandling, as well as a tenacious McClatchy defense, as the reasons behind the defeat.

NU was led by Tracy Malone’s 11 points.

“We’ve got to find some solutions offensively,” Ganskie said. “We’ve got to take care of the ball better and get some shots. To only score 14 points in the second half and an overtime, well, that’s not very good.”

The Miners (10-8 overall, 3-1 Metro) are back in action Friday at home against Kennedy.

Bear River makes clean sweep

The Bear River junior varsity and freshmen teams both notched wins Wednesday, completing a three-game sweep over Mesa Verde’s basketball program.

In the first game of the night, the freshmen won 35-17 with Kimbriana Wright leading the way with eight points. Jasmine McGown and Rachel Jones added six points each.

The Bruin JV squad won 44-12 with sophomore Adrienne Brown scoring 10 points and sophomore Katie Thompson and freshman Tanya Copeland adding nine and eight points, respectively.

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