Miners dish out drubbing
Kayleigh Correll scored a team-high 15 points and dished out eight assists as the Nevada Union girls basketball team defeated host McClatchy of Sacramento 61-46 Wednesday.
“Our wings and especially our posts were the beneficiaries of her ball handling tonight,” Lady Miner head coach Craig Strohm said of his sophomore point guard. “And defensively she did a great job against their zone and man-press.”
NU (22-3 overall, 8-1 Metro League) nearly doubled the hosts up after the first quarter, but quick whistles had the Sac-Joaquin Section’s top-rated Division I squad out of sync.
“The refs were calling it real tight. McClatchy went to the free throw line 34 times and made 24. And all of the calls were against NU. We had nine free throw attempts,” Strohm added. “Them going to the free throw line so much really took away our ability to do a lot of the things we want to do defensively. It gave them a chance to rest.”
McClatchy cut the lead to five points in the second quarter, but NU outscored the hosts 30-22 after the break to seal the win.
Senior post Megan Curtis finished with 10 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Sheena Zweigle chipped in six points and eight rebounds.
MacKenzie Murphy totaled eight points. Emma Kite finished with seven points.
BR falls on road
The Bear River boys basketball team’s three-game win streak came to an end with its 67-53 loss at Roseville Wednesday.
The Bruins (9-13 overall, 4-7 Sierra Foothill League) led by nine points after the first eight minutes, but were outscored 41-19 in the next two quarters.
Gopal Cabrera turned in a team-high 16 points.
Dylan Mitzel, who led the Bruins with 11 rebounds, scored 10 points. Dean Wibbenhorst tallied nine points, six rebounds and a blocked shot. Brian Harter scored a career-high eight points in the loss.
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