Lady Miners face No. 1 team today |

Lady Miners face No. 1 team today

Nevada Union’s girls basketball team faces off with No. 1 seed Kennedy today in the second round of Division I Sac-Joaquin Section playoff tournament.

It’s the biggest test for the Miners to date after beating No. 9 seed Tracy 56-44 on Thursday.

Kennedy’s Cougars (22-6) beat the Miners in their second game of the year. In a preseason matchup, the Miners lost 59-47 on Dec. 4, 2007.

It was still a point in the Miners’ young season in which the team’s volleyball players – Caroline Reeves, Christian Woodruff and Paige Carnahan – were getting accustomed to the basketball season.

Kennedy upended the Miners at home in that contest with a 21-point third quarter.

The Cougars and NU return to the court at Cosumnes River College today, with a shot at the semifinals on the line, which will be held at University of the Pacific.

NU (19-8) is led in scoring by Cassie Davidson who is averaging 11.6 points per game. Caroline Reeves (11.1) is not far behind.

Reeves also averages a team-best 4.4 assists per game, 3.2 steals and grabs 7.8 rebounds per game, good for second behind Shanna Stefani (8.7).

Kennedy will be led by Melody Khlok and Deja Kinsey who average 13.6 and 10.6 point per game each. Khlok throws in another 7.5 rebounds per game to lead her team and 2.7 steals to lead the team’s defensive effort.


To contact Sports Writer Zuri Berry, e-mail or call 477-4244.

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