Lady Miners turn it around
Nevada Union’s Lady Miners saw their season spiraling downward after last month’s four-game skid left them standing at 1-4 in Metro Conference action
But they weren’t about to call it a season.
Instead, the Lady Miners have won five of their last six games – including a 66-48 win on the road Tuesday at Yuba City – to pull to 6-5 in league games and within reach of a playoff berth.
“This was a big game also because we were trailing Yuba City by one game for third place in the Metro,” NU coach Craig Strohm said of his young Miner club. “I’m proud of this team. The ‘Coming of Age Tour’ has turned into ‘Payback Time.'”
NU lost to Yuba City 59-41 on Jan. 24 and also fell to the Lady Honkers 52-51 on Dec. 6. But the Lady Miners landed a win Tuesday at the free throw line – hitting 22 of 26 attempts on the night.
Ali Daley went 6-for-6 shooting from the charity line, finishing with eight points and 14 rebounds. Sara Eidman had 14 points for NU, while Tracy Malone scored 12.
NU converted 13 of 14 free throws down the stretch, as the Lady Miners outscored the hosts 24 -6 in the final period.
NU (13-14 overall, 6-5 Metro) closes out league play at Grant Thursday.
win by 40
Forest Lake Christian’s Lady Falcons were 60-20 winners at Victory Christian Tuesday, moving to 11-0 in Central Valley Christian League play.
Taylor Kilgore and Brooke Hodges each scored 10 points for the Lady Falcons, while Julia Hall had nine points, six rebounds and four steals. Brittany Allen finished with six points, six boards, three steals and four assists, while Chrysten Cotney added nine points, three steals and eight assists.
FLC (22-4 overall) hosts Country Day Friday.
The Lady Falcon junior varsity improved to 21-2 overall and 9-0 in CVCL play with a 49-30 win over Victory Tuesday. Mackenzie Deneen had 18 points for FLC, while Megan Wisniewski added 10.
on the road
Forest Lake Christian’s varsity boys basketball team suffered a 52-37 setback to host Victory Christian Tuesday.
The Falcons’ leading scorer Taylor Lawrence was limited to four points by the hosts, while FLC made just one of 17 3-pointers on the night and hit 34 percent of their shots inside the arc.
“I will credit (Victory’s) defense to a certain extent, but it wasn’t any more of a pressure man-to-man defense than we’ve seen in the past,” said FLC coach Steve Gonet.
Mark Boatman had 13 for the Falcons, while Aaron Johnson had eight and Joel Baker scored six.
FLC (9-14 overall, 6-7 CVCL) hosts Country Day Friday.
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