Kilgore carries Falcon girls in league opener
Taylor Kilgore nailed three treys on her way to 20 points Tuesday to lead the Forest Lake Christian varsity girls basketball team to a 61-34 triumph at Woodland Christian in the Central Valley Christian League opener.
Kilgore’s fellow junior Olympia Jacobs added 15 points, while freshman Kylie Miraldi dropped in six from off the bench.
After some stumbles in the preseason, Falcon coach Steve Kellar says he is comfortable again.
“I think we’re finally getting it back together,” Kellar said.
Junior Brittany Allen, who had injured a finger on her shooting hand earlier in the day in an auto accident, scored four points while leading her team with four blocks.
Forest Lake Christian (1-0 league, 7-4 overall) goes on the road Friday at 6:30 p.m. against Country Day.
Oakmont 44, Bear River 41
The Bear River varsity boys basketball team was confident this season would be a very smooth one, according to assistant coach Steve Box, but Tuesday offered an early speed bump. The Bruins lost 44-41 at home to Oakmont in Bear River’s Pioneer Valley League opener.
Jacob Lazor scored a Bear River team-high 14 points, while Matt Elders added 11.
Now 8-8 on the season, the Bruins chance to get back on track is rapidly approaching, as they host Lincoln Thursday.
“We hope we can turn it around,” Box said. “This is a real key stretch.”
The Bear River junior varsity team, however, won 51-40, led by Chris McIntosh, who scored 18.
The Bruin freshmen team also won 31-28.
Woodland Christian 62,
Forest Lake Christian 42
The Forest Lake Christian varsity lost by 20 points Tuesday in the regular-season opener at Woodland Christian, dropping to 0-1 in the Central Valley Christian League.
Adam Reed scored 11 points to lead all Falcon scorers, while Sam Metteer scored eight and Nate Holt had seven.
For FLC head coach Dave Thomas, it wasn’t all bad news seeing his team fall to a Woodland Christian squad that already has two players who have signed letters of intent to Division-I universities.
“It was fun just watching us compete against them, because I know we didn’t back down,” Thomas said.
The Falcons fall to 4-8 overall, and play again at 8 p.m. Friday at Country Day.
Granite Bay 58, Nevada Union 43
Down 28-31 at halftime, the Nevada Union junior varsity boys basketball was neck and neck with Granite Bay. But after scoring only two points in the third quarter, the Miners were just about finished.
For NU, Brian Jackson and Taylor Dever each scored nine points.
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