Local Roundup: Weary Falcons take win
It may not have been pretty, but the Forest Lake Christian girls basketball team was able to secure an important 46-39 Central Valley Christian League victory at home on Tuesday despite playing for the third time in four days.
“We played a little tired and sloppy,” Forest Lake Christian coach Steve Kellar said. “We looked like a team that has been playing too many games.”
The Falcons, who dropped a 58-55 decision against league-leading Sacramento Waldorf the night before and had a 49-46 win against Acalanes on Saturday, improved their league record to 5-2 (12-3 overall) and moved past Victory Christian into third-place in the league standings. Victory Christian dropped to 5-3 in league.
Taylor Kilgore led the Falcons offensively with 19 points, including four 3-pointers, while Kylie Miraldi contributed 17 points and 15 rebounds.
The Falcons return to action Saturday with a 12:30 p.m. game against Bishop O’Dowd in the Sacramento Challenge at Center High School.
The Nevada Union alpine ski team finished second in a Central II Division slalom race Monday afternoon at Northstar.
Sophomore Corey Browning and junior Dan Freitas finished first and second, respectively in the boys race to the lead the Miner boys to a first-place finish. Browning finished the course in 1:36.21 with Freitas taking 1:45.41.
Also scoring points for Nevada Union were senior Nick Herback, who finished sixth in 1:52.77, and sophomore Skyler Lujan who ended up 12th with a time of 1:59.65.
Leading the way for the girls team was Jeanenne Richert who finished seventh in 1:57.07 with teammate Allison “Montana” Chapple nipping at her heals with an eighth-place finish in 1:58.11.
“Jeanenne is a senior this year and has really been dedicated to improving and coming out on top,” Nevada Union coach Ken Ramirez said.
Also scoring points for the Miners were Christine Perkins and Tasha Gold with 24th and 25th place finishes in 2:27.85 and 2:33, respectively. The girls finished fifth.
After the boys and girls scores were combined, the Miners came away with a second-place finish.
“The team is looking really strong right now,” Ramirez said.
The top junior varsity finishers for the Miners were Mike Smith with an eighth-place finish in 2:26.31 and Katie Rickel with a time of 2:40.41, which was good enough for seventh place.
Nevada Union hits the slopes again Monday at Northstar for a giant slalom.
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