Local roundup: Bruins hit peak
Watch out Pioneer Valley League – according to Bear River wrestling coach Robert Nebeker, the Bruins have finally peaked. And in demonstrating that to be the case, Bear River posted a 54-18 win Friday night at West Campus.
Sophomore Addy Gemignani kept his undefeated league streak alive with a technical fall, improving to 6-0. Alex Loza won his second match in a row, while Derek Julian snagged his third consecutive win.
Nebeker praised Johnny Lascoe for his second period pin against what he thought to be West Campus’ best wrestler.
“Chase Duncan lost his match last year by pin and this year, against the same kid, won 14-6,” Nebeker said. “Not only did he win, but he turned it on at the end for another major decision.”
The Bruins take the mat at 6 p.m. Thursday for their final home match of the year against Mesa Verde.
105 – Alex Loza, won by pin in 3rd period
114 – Addy Gemignani, won by technical fall 15-0
121 – Forfeit
127 – Derek Julian, won by pin in 1st
132 – Nolan Gail, won by pin in 1st
137 – Johnny Lascoe, won by pin in 2nd
142 – Mark Bradley, won by pin in 1st
147 – Matt Belnap, won by pin in 1st
154 – John Kammerer, lost by pin in 1st
162 – Corbin Shakely, won 13-6
173 – Garrett Bentley, won 8-2
191 – Jordan Beaver, won 6-5
217 – Forfeit
Hvy – Chase Duncan, won 14-6
Bear River 60, Oakmont 33
The Bear River girls basketball team rebounded from an agonizing one-point loss to rival Colfax Wednesday night with a 60-33 homecoming win against Oakmont.
“We came out without a lot of energy and it was fairly close to halftime,” Bear River coach Jeff Bickmore said. “But we were able to pull away in the fourth quarter.”
The Bruins limited the Vikings to just seven points in the third quarter, but scored only eight themselves to go into the final quarter with a 35-27 lead. In the fourth quarter, however, the Bruins poured it on and outscored their opponents 25-6, much of the scoring coming from the bench.
Senior Kaitlyn Spence led the way with 19 points, with junior Shannon Dayton finishing with 14 points – nine of them coming in the fourth quarter.
The Bruins play again at 4 p.m. today against Bret Harte (Angels Camp) in the Sacramento Challenge at Center High School.
Nevada Union 55, Granite Bay 44
In a game that was much closer than the 55-44 final score indicated, the Nevada Union girls basketball team beat host Granite Bay in front of an enthusiastic crowd.
The Grizzlies went up 36-31 late in the third quarter, but the Miners caught up to tie the score at 36 going into the final quarter.
“Olympia Jacobs was dealing with a bad foot and sat out the first three quarters, but came in and really sparked us (in the fourth quarter),” Nevada Union coach Duwaine Ganskie said. “We were hoping to get through it without her, but we got into some foul trouble and lost the lead. She only scored three points, but her defensive energy got everyone going.”
Playing big offensively in the final minutes of the game were sophomore point guard Caroline Reeves and junior Emily Ryan. Reeves scored eight of her team-high 14 points in the final quarter with Ryan adding four, what Ganskie called, “crucial points.”
Junior post player Maria Viola scored 10 points for the Miners.
The Miners play again at 7:30 p.m. today at Capital Christian.
Frosh: Nevada Union 27, Granite Bay 24
Coincidentally, the Nevada Union freshman team beat Granite Bay 27-24 – the same exact result the previous time the two teams played this season.
“It was an incredibly physical game – almost scary at times,” Nevada Union coach Kate Dudley said. “But the girls hung in there and kept them (Granite Bay) to two points in the third quarter. Overall, defense was what won this game.”
Emily Bearden totaled seven points and eight rebounds, while Alexis Moser and Hayden Fleenor scored six and five points, respectively. Elizabeth Gassmann grabbed 12 rebounds with Hannah Baker snagging nine rebounds.
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