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Miners 4-0 in Metro

Nevada Union’s varsity boys basketball stayed unscathed in Metro Conference basketball action Tuesday, defeating visiting Woodland 68-47.

The Miners took a 23-4 lead after one quarter, thanks largely to an 18-point outburst in the period from senior guard Jon Sheets. Sheets buried eight 3-pointers on the night finishing with a team-high 32 points. Sheets has also made his last 27 consecutive free throw attempts.

“Looking at our last four or five games, we’ve gotten off to starts like 10-1, 13-4, 12-2 and 23-4,” NU coach Jeff Dellis said. “So we’re putting teams in the hole early.”

Jarad Van Matre threw a double-double effort into the mix, scoring 11 points and grabbing 12 rebounds – including six offensively – for the Miners. Gary Daley added eight points and some strong defensive play, limiting Woodland leading scorer MartIn Flores to 12 points.

NU (8-11 overall, 4-0 Metro) travels to Yuba City Thursday.

NU wrestlers

humble Honkers

Nevada Union’s varsity wrestling team defeated visiting Metro Conference foe Yuba City 62-12 Tuesday.

Winning by pin for NU were Luke Manuel (103 pounds), Robert McDaniel (112), Drew Maraglia (130), Melvon Bird (160) and Michael Bock (275). Winning by decision for the Miners were Dan Jacobs (119), Michael Halby (125), John Bird (135) and Wade Sauer (215).

The Miners compete in the California Invitational this weekend.

NU’s junior varsity wrestlers defeated Yuba City 18-9 Tuesday.

Falcons fall short

at Woodland Christian

Forest Lake Christian’s varsity boys suffered a 77-55 setback on the road to Central Valley Christian League foe Woodland Christian Tuesday.

Taylor Lawrence led the Falcons with 24 points, including five 3-pointers, and seven rebounds. Chris Keller added 15 for the Falcons, including 9-of-11 shooting from the line.

FLC finished the night on 14-of-39 shooting from the floor.

FLC (6-10 overall, 2-3 in CVCL) travels to Sacramento Country Day Friday.

FLC JV girls win

Forest Lake Christian’s junior varsity girls defeated Woodland Christian 52-22 Tuesday, led by Jillian Witzke’s 15 points and six steals.

Jeanee Gonet added 14 points and four assists for the Lady Falcons (15-2 overall, 3-0 CVCL).

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