Local Roundup: Miners fall to league-leading Woodcreek
After hanging within one point of Sierra Foothill League leader Woodcreek through one quarter of play Wednesday night (19-18), the visiting Nevada Union Miners were sunk in the second quarter as the T’wolves took a commanding 37-25 lead by halftime.
Woodcreek (21-5 overall, 9-2 SFL) rolled away in the end for a 69-54 victory over the Miners, who had played their fifth straight game on the road.
Colin Lee led NU with 21 points, while Cole Britton and Dan Pettinato each scored eight. Chris Biertuempfel had six points for Nevada Union.
The Miners dropped to 11-14 overall and 3-8 in the SFL. Nevada Union will return home to Ali Gymnasium Friday for its season finale, as the Miners host Oakmont (16-6, 6-3) in a 7:30 p.m. matchup.
JV: Woodcreek 71, Nevada Union 59
NU’s junior varsity fell to 4-7 in the SFL finishing off a five-game road trip with a defeat at Woodcreek Wednesday.
“We are in dire need of some home cookin’,” NU coach Craig Strohm said. “What a road trip.”
The Miners return home for the final game of the season Friday against Oakmont.
NU’s junior varsity was led by Mikey Cordova’s 19 points Wednesday, while Conner Fuller had 11 and Garrett Strohm eight. Stefan Stackhouse came off the bench to add seven points to the NU cause
Frosh: Nevada Union 77, Woodcreek 37
Nevada Union’s freshmen Miners (22-3, 10-1) used a 25-6 second quarter advantage to record a blowout victory over the Woodcreek Timberwolves.
The Miners used their team depth and size to put 14 players in the scoring column. Offensive scoring leaders were Elliott Fournier with 12, Jared Cook with 10 and Kyle Cota eight. Sean Zuccaro, Hank Humphers, and Trevor Bryant with each added six points.
Cook led with 14 rebounds and Zuccaro grabbed eight of a team total 55 rebounds.
Kyle Cota led with four of a team total 13 steals.
The Miners can win the league championship outright with a win versus Oakmont on Friday.
“I am so happy for these players to get the opportunity to play for the Sierra Foothill League championship on their home court in Ali Gymnasium this Friday night,” said NU coach Dallas Wivholm. “It should be a great opening for the festivities that follow on Senior Night at Ali Gymnasium.”
JV: Whitney 54, Bear River 39
The Bear River junior varsity boys basketball team fell to host Whitney Tuesday night.
C.J. Olsen led the Bruins with eight points and 11 rebounds.
The Bruins are 9-2 in the Pioneer Valley League and 14-11 overall.
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