Lady Bruins advance to tournament semifinal
Bear River’s varsity girls didn’t look their best in Friday’s quarterfinal round of the Lake Oswego Tournament in Oregon.
At least head coach Duwaine Ganskie didn’t think so.
“It was kind of ugly,” Ganskie said, “but you’ve got to win the ugly ones, too.”
That, the Lady Bruins did.
Bear River advanced to the semifinals with a 48-40 win over Southridge, breaking away after the first half ended in a 13-13 tie.
Cassie Smith scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half for Bear River, while Meghan Noud picked up 13 of her 18 points after the break. Chelsea Haverty and Smith helped the Lady Bruins outrebound Southridge 33-19.
Bear River squares off with Glenco High of Oregon in today’s semifinal round. Glenco beat host Lake Oswego 60-58 in overtime to advance.
Bruin boys also win
Bear River’s varsity boys basketball team got an early look at a Pioneer Valley League opponent Friday night and head coach Jack McCrory and staff liked what they saw.
From the Bruins, that is.
Bear River held off PVL rival Colfax for an 82-80 overtime win in the 61st annual Kendall Arnett Tournament at Placer High School.
Keith Marin hit both ends of a bonus situation to seal the win with 10 seconds remaining in the overtime period.
3It1s kind of ironic because he1s from the Colfax area,² said Bruin assistant Steve Box. 3He knows everybody up there, so it was nice that he got to put in the dagger.²
Marin finished with 17 points, while Gopal Cabrera led the Bruins with 31. Steve Sacher had 14 points and 18 rebounds in the win, while Brett George added nine points.
Chris Pulver led Colfax with 22 points. Robert Predosa had 19 and Bret Filipowski scored 16, including a three-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime.
The Bruins could see another league opponent Saturday, as they will face the winner of PVL foe Oakmont and San Juan at 5 p.m. at Placer High.
NU wins in Vegas
Nevada Union1s varsity boys moved to 1-1 in the 32-team Las Vegas Prep Championship, defeating Burbank, Calif. 72-55 Friday.
Gary Daley led the way with 18 points, while Chad Smith had 14 and John Sheets scored 12.
NU scored a season-high 27 points in the paint, including nine points from post men Nick Loeffler and Bryan Davis.
3They really helped solidify our post position, which we1ve struggled with the past few weeks,² said NU head coach Jeff Dellis.
NU lost 79-65 to St. John Bosco of California Thursday.
The Miners (2-8 overall) return to action at 11:20 a.m. Today, when they face Woodbridge of Irvine.
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