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Miners claim share of Metro crown

It was Senior Night at Nevada Union Thursday as the boys basketball team looked to clinch a share of the Metro Conference title.

Apparently, the NU 12th-graders enjoy being in the spotlight – out of the four Miners who scored double-figures to lift their team to an 80-45 victory over Woodland, all were seniors.

The up-tempo play of the Miners was constant. They were up by 16 points at halftime, and then outscored the Wolves in the third quarter 24-10.

“It was Senior Night and the kids were very energetic,” NU coach Jeff Dellis said.

Also aiding the play of the Miners was a little revenge they were after – since the last meeting between the two teams resulted in a 56-53 loss for NU on Woodland’s floor.

Zane Edwards led the Miners in scoring with 14 points. Archie Pearson added 12, and Jason Roenicke and Jarad Van Matre both scored 10.

Although they are flying high at the moment, which is how they want to be with playoffs right around the corner, the Miners will have two difficult challenges next week. They must win at least one to have the Metro Conference title for themselves.

On Tuesday, NU travels to Yuba City. The Honkers have a little revenge of their own in mind, hoping to hand the Miners a loss just as the Miners beat Yuba City in overtime last time they played.

Thursday NU travels to Grant, a team that beat the Miners in overtime when they met on NU’s court earlier this season.

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