Lady Bruins win with mercy rule |

Lady Bruins win with mercy rule

Bear River’s girls basketball team made quick work of Foothill Thursday night, winning a mercy rule-shortened game, 57-17.

The game was called with six minutes left to play in the fourth quarter as the Lady Bruins went up by 40 points.

Maddi Dunn and Kaitlyn Reina led the onslaught with 12 points each. Dunn also had four steals during a strong defensive outing, and Reina added 15 rebounds.

Jenn Alberts scored nine, and Sarah Hagar chipped in seven in the blowout, which saw Bear River put double digits on the scoreboard in each quarter, including 11 in the two-minute fourth.

The Lady Bruins held Foothill to just two points in the first and fourth and did not allow double-digit scoring in any quarter.

Freshmen: Nevada Union 43, Roseville 39, OT

In a game that required extra time to determine a winner, the Lady Miners earned the victory on the strength of stellar performances from Audrey Jacus and Chelsea Rodriguez.

Jacus, the team’s center, pulled down a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds to go with two assistes, while contributing two steals and two blocks on the defensive side of the ball.

Complementing Jacus’ effort was Rodriguez, who came away with a team-high 16 points on the night.

In the extra period, Casey Baldwin came off the bench to spark the team to victory, draining two 3-pointers in the overtime frame.

Boys basketball

Freshmen: Nevada Union 57, Roseville 25

While the Miners’ scoring was spread all around in the lopsided road victory, NU coach Guy Greever was most energized by his squad’s strong defensive play, calling the win “a great team effort.”

Though Nevada Union is 2-3 in Sierra Foothill League play at the midway point of the conference season, Greever said he feels the kind of defense he saw Thursday night can still bring a league title to the school.

“We’re hoping to carry that kind of play into the second half of the season,” said Greever.

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