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Miners making run at twin Metro crowns

With two weeks remaining in the regular season, Nevada Union High School’s varsity boys and girls basketball teams are ready to make a run at Metro Conference championships.

NU’s boys (11-12 overall, 6-2 Metro) already stand atop the league standings, with Kennedy and McClatchy sharing second place with 6-3 Metro marks. To maintain their lofty status, the Miners must take care of rival Grant at 7 p.m. today, followed by home dates with McClatchy on Friday and Kennedy next Wednesday.

Winning those three games would mean the Miners win the Metro Conference outright, after two straight seasons of sharing the league crown, prior to their season finale at Yuba City on Feb. 18.

In the girls standings, Nevada Union (13-10, 6-2) currently holds third place behind Metro-leading Yuba City (17-4, 7-1) and second place McClatchy (18-6, 7-2), who the Miners face on the road Thursday.

And with a win at Kennedy on Tuesday, NU would host Yuba City in what would be the Metro championship game at Ali Gymnasium on Feb. 17.

Also this week:

Boys Basketball

Forest Lake Christian – The Falcons (11-11, 7-4), currently fourth in the Central Valley Christian League, face a tough road down the stretch, traveling to third-place Sacramento Waldorf (13-6, 7-3) on Friday, followed by a home game against second-place Victory Christian (16-6, 9-1) on Tuesday.

FLC fell to both teams in previous meetings, including a 65-51 loss at home to Waldorf on Jan. 14 and a 54-43 defeat to Victory in a Jan. 25 road game.

Bear River – If the Bruins (11-12, 4-5) are to keep their playoff hopes alive, they’ll likely have to beat – at least – two of the top three Pioneer Valley League teams down the stretch.

Up first is the PVL-leading West Campus Warriors (16-7, 8-1), who travel to Bear River for a 7:30 p.m. matchup today. The Bruins close out the season with a road trip to fifth-place Mesa Verde (11-2, 3-5) Friday and home date with second-place Colfax (15-9, 7-2) on Feb. 18.

The Bruins lost to West Campus (68-47) and Colfax (52-39) in the first half of the PVL schedule, but defeated Mesa Verde 69-60 on Jan. 18.

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