Lady Miners even up series with McClatchy
The Nevada Union girls basketball team dished out a little payback in its Metro Conference home-court showdown with C.K. McClatchy Thursday.
The Lady Miners, who lost by 14 points to the Lady Lions earlier this season, got 17 points from Heather Gore and 13 rebounds from Ali Daley in a 60-58 win.
NU improved to 11-13 overall and 4-4 in league. McClatchy fell to 18-5 and 7-2.
The Lady Miners sizzled from beyond the arc early, hitting five treys in the first quarter to take a 23-10 lead into the second stanza.
In her first start, NU junior Sara Eidman connected from long range three times in the first eight minutes. Gore and Ronnie Ellis also drained threes in the quarter.
Eidman finished with 13 points.
McClatchy, the league’s second place team behind John F. Kennedy (Sacramento), trailed by 13 points at the half but outscored the hosts 35-23 in the second half to make a game of it.
“They put a big quarter on us in the fourth, but I was really proud the way the girls took care of the ball down the stretch,” NU head coach Craig Strohm said.
Gore was also a force on the glass with a team-high 17 rebounds.
Tracy Malone totaled 15 points, including three 3-pointers. Ali Parrott chipped in eight points.
NU’s junior varsity improved to 7-1 in league play with a 35-29 win. Sarah Nunninck led the Lady Miners with 10 points.
NU faces two-time defending section Division I champ Kennedy 7 p.m. Tuesday in Sacramento.
Lady Bruins break
The Bear River girls basketball team broke the century mark for the first time in recent memory with a 105-14 win over host Johnson West (Sacramento) Thursday.
The Lady Bruins moved to 19-3 overall and 9-0 in the Pioneer Valley League.
Maya Bryant led the way for Bear River with a career-high 23 points, including a pair of 3-pointers.
Meghan Noud was right behind with 22 points. Julie Fry scored 15 points off the bench for Bear River.
Emily Collins had six field goals and went 2-2 from the free throw line to finish with 14 points.
The Lady Bruins face perennial Ripon Christian in the Sacramento Challenge at Center High School (Antelope) Saturday.
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