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Local Roundup: Grizzlies bury Miners with fast start

A blazing hot Granite Bay team buried visiting Nevada Union under a 23-9, first-quarter deficit Friday night, as the Grizzlies downed the Miners 74-54 in Sierra Foothill League varsity boys basketball.

“Granite Bay played very well and they shot very well,” said NU coach Dale Latimer. “And we did not play well or shoot well, either one.”

NU fought the Grizzlies even in the second quarter, 16-16, but could not overcome Granite Bay’s early lead in the second half.

Colin Lee had 15 points, while Dan Pettinato scored 14 and Trevor Gandell had eight. Cody Wilcox and Peter MacDonald each added seven.

The Miners (11-11 overall, 3-5 SFL) travel to Rocklin on Wednesday.

JV: Granite Bay 63, Nevada Union 41

An undefeated Granite Bay team proved to be too much for Nevada Union’s junior varsity team Friday.

“They were undefeated when we got there,” NU coach Craig Strohm said, “and they were undefeated when we left.”

Conner Fuller led the Miners with 10 points, while Christian Cortez added nine. Garrett Strohm and Alex Ward each chipped in six.

NU’s junior varsity slipped to 12-10 and 4-4 in the SFL.

Frosh: Nevada Union 58, Granite Bay 54

NU’s freshman basketball team moved to 20-2 on the season and a perfect 8-0 in the SFL Friday at Granite Bay.

“A milestone 20th win on the road, on a Friday night against a rival like Granite Bay, that’s got to make it special,” said NU coach Dallas Wivholm.

Lenny Kirshbaum came up with a key 3-pointer that gave NU a two-point lead late in the game, which was followed with two more baskets by Elliott Fournier to seal the win.

Sean Zuccaro led NU with 11 points, while Fournier scored 10. Cody Gardner had seven points and five rebounds, while Jared Cook had six points and 10 boards and Ian Davis added six points. Kirshbaum also came up with four steals in the win.

Coaches may submit game reports via e-mail at bhamilton@theunion.com or by phone at 477-4240. Deadline for submissions is 10 p.m. daily.

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