Lady Bruins bash Wheatland, stay unbeaten
Bear River’s Kaitlyn Reina had 14 points, and Lauren Runte added 10 as the Lady Bruins (5-0) obliterated Wheatland, 75-18, Thursday night at the Marysville Tournament.
For the fifth straight game, Reina led the Lady Bruin offense, which had all of its players score against the Lady Pirates.
Savannah Welz poured in nine points for Bear River, Michelle Whiting scored eight, Sarah Haggar added eight, and Michelle Taylor also accounted for eight points. Rounding out Bear River’s scoring was Cindy Solomon with seven, Jennifer Alberts with seven and Teryn Rath with four.
The Lady Bruins take the court again today against Live Oak in the second round of the tournament.
Nevada Union 48,
El Dorado 20
The Lady Miners faced the Lady Cougars for the second time in 10 days and with similar results.
NU faced El Dorado in a foundation game Nov. 26 winning 80-22. The Lady Miners didn’t press this time around, said coach John McDaniel, But NU still managed a 28-point victory.
Sydney Porter scored 13 for NU, and Erin Selleck added eight to lead the offense. Emily Smith got her first start for the Lady Miners and scored four points to go with a strong effort on the defensive end, said McDaniel. Every player scored for the Lady Miners as they improved to 4-2 on the season.
NU faces Pleasant Grove today in the second round of the Live Oak Tournament.
JV: Nevada Union 42,
Granite Bay 23
The Lady Grizzlies were no match for the fierce Lady Miner defense as they got steam rolled by 19 points Thursday night at the Dorothy Speck Tournament in Davis.
Grace Paye scored 10 points, and Sarah Lundmark grabbed seven rebounds to go with seven points and four steals to lead NU. Freshman Ella Walton added six points, five steals and three rebounds, and Callie Kraus added six points and three steals.
NU will face Chico today in the second round of the tournament.
Frosh: Nevada Union 48,
Rio Americana 21
The Lady Miners defense was too much for Rio Americana as NU easily defeated the Lady Raiders in the Del Campo Sweet 16 freshmen tournament.
Chelsea Rodriguez led the NU charge with 13 points and three steals, Rachel McKnight scored six points and nabbed seven steals, and Amanda Buehler pulled down six rebounds in the win.
NU advances to the second round of the tournament and will play again today.
Forest Lake Christian 66, Wheatland 57
Despite being down 21 points in the third quarter, the Falcons never gave up. Forest Lake Christian put on the press defense, made some steals and hit key 3-pointers down the stretch to overcome its deficit and get the first-round win at the Marysville Tournament.
Chase Augustino led the Falcons with 24 points and three steals, Brandon Camacho poured in 20 points and pulled down six boards, and J.J. Griffiths filled the stat sheet with six points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals.
The Falcons (4-0) will look to extend their winning streak today when they take on Valley Christian in the second round of the tournament.
JV: Nevada Union 76,
Yuba City 49
The Miners were simply too much for Yuba, City as they blew past the Honkers by 27 points in the first round of the Rocklin Tournament.
Daniel Carter led NU with 23 points with Lukas Sweigart aiding him with 15 points. Trevor Humpherys and Toby Carter each added nine in the win.
The Miners face tournament host Rocklin today in the second round.
Frosh: Nevada Union 67, Cordova 20
The Miners had no problem Thursday night against Cordova, as they cruised to a 47-point victory.
Leading NU was Casey Angove with 17 points, and Cody Voss played shut-down defense to lead the Miners on the other end.
NU takes the court again today against Vacaville.
JV: Napa 60, Bear River 49
The Bruins trailed by 14 in the third quarter and battled back to within five but eventually fell to Napa by 11 points.
Leading Bear River was Ben O’Lena with 13 points, Kyle Uclaray added 10, and Conner Hollister tossed in nine points.
The Bruins play Yuba City today in the second round of the Rocklin Tournament.
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