Miner wrestlers shoot for more hardware
Having already reserved trophy case space for the Metro Conference regular season title they wrapped up earlier this week, Nevada Union’s varsity wrestlers will vie for a Sac-Joaquin Section Dual Team Championship today.
The Miners will be among the top teams in the section hitting the mats at Pitman High School (Turlock) in Division I, a bracket that will boast some of the top teams in all of California.
Ranked fifth in the state by the California Wrestler’s Newsletter, Turlock High of the San Joaquin Athletic Association headlines the list of the section’s best. Eighth-ranked Vacaville of the Monticello Empire League, and No. 19 Elk Grove of the Delta League will also be in the mix.
Who the Miners will face in the first round has yet to be decided. A seeding meeting is for 9 a.m. today, preceding the competition. The top four teams, determined by previous head-to-head competition and common opponents, will be seeded.
First-round competition is set to begin at 10 a.m., with the semifinals scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and the championships at 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students.
To get there: Take I-80 west to Highway 99 south of Sacramento. Once reaching Turlock, take the Taylor Road exit and head east until reaching North Tegner road. Turn right (south) and proceed to Christoffersen Parkway. Turn left (east) to reach Pitman High School.
NU girls fall to McClatchy
Kayleigh Corell scored a team-high 18 points, including four 3-pointers, but it wasn’t enough as the Nevada Union girls basketball team had its four-game winning streak snapped by host McClatchy (Sacramento) Friday, 51-37.
The Miners (15-6 overall, 5-3 Metro Conference), who led by three points at the half, were outscored 15-2 in the third quarter.
“It’s like deja vu all over again. The same thing happened in our place (Jan.13). We led at the half, then had a really poor shooting third quarter,” NU head coach Craig Strohm said. ” We were held to a deuce in the third (tonight). You’re not going to beat many teams like that.”
Corell also handed out a team high six assists.
Ali Daley- who hauled down a team-best 11 rebounds – Tanya Noe, Ali Parrot and Heather Gore had four points each. Molly Compton chipped in three points.
NU will host Kennedy (Sacramento) 7 p.m. Wednesday.
FLC stays perfect in league
The Forest Lake Christian girls basketball team kept its unbeaten Central Valley Christian League streak alive with an 87-20 win over host Sacramento Lutheran.
Jessica Clough led the way for the Falcons with 16 points. Julia Hall was right behind with 15. Lora Courtney finished with 11 and Brooke Hodges had nine.
Taylor Kilgore and OIympia Jacobs tallied eight points each.
FLC (20-3 overall, 10-0 CVCL) will face McClatchy in a Sacramento Challenge interleague game at Center (Antelope) at 2:30 p.m. today.
“We have four players sick right now. I don’t know if I’ll have either of my post players (also),” FLC head coach Steve Kellar said. “It’s a bad time to be short handed, but we’ve got a solid starting five. I think we’ll play tough.”
Bear River bulldozes West Campus
Chrysten Cotney scored a team-best 12 points and Brenna Weeks turned in a career-high seven rebounds as the Bear River girls basketball team routed host West Campus (Sacramento) 71-21.
The Bruins, who had all 11 players get in the scorebook, improved to 20-2 overall and 9-0 in the Pioneer Valley League.
Cotney also led the team in steals with five.
Allison Cooley had 10 points in the win. Chelsea Haverty was right behind with nine points, while Julie Fry had seven points.
The Bruins will square off with Modesto Christian in a Sacramento Challenge interleague game at a Center (Antelope) at 1 p.m. today.
Falcons bounce back
Mark Boatman poured in a team-best 25 points and Sam Metteer hauled down a team-best 15 rebounds to lead the host Forest Lake Christian boys basketball team to a 70-61 win over Sacramento Lutheran.
The win, FLC’s first in its last five outings, moves the Falcons to 11-9 overall and 5-5 in the Central Valley Christian League.
Boatman also had six rebounds. Metteer finished with 10 points.
FLC trailed by a point early in the second quarter, but reeled off a 24-9 run in the remainder of the quarter to take a 12-point lead into the break.
Chris Keller had 17 points and a team-high five steals in the win.
Grant Marple totaled nine points and five rebounds. Jake Wisniewski chipped in four points and six rebounds. Kevin Farnum had three points and four assists.
The Falcons will host Faith Christian (Yuba City) 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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