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Miners rout Cougars

After dropping two straight Metro Conference games on the road, the Nevada Union boys basketball team took to the road again Thursday, but this time turned the trend with a 64-45 win against Kennedy.

After falling behind 8-1 in the early going, the game looked to be another rough one for the Miners.

Heading into halftime, the Miners found themselves down 32-26, but that was before they unleashed the “Monster” zone on the Cougars.

The Cougars went the entire third quarter, and then some, without scoring. By that time Kennedy scored 10 minutes into the half, the Miners had gone on a 24-0 run.

The Miners tallied 11 assists and just five turnovers in the second half.

“It’s a great thing when assists outnumber turnovers,” coach Jeff Dellis said. “We are undefeated in four years in the Metro when our assists out number our turnovers.”

Junior guard Tyler Smith scored 18 points with eight rebounds, Brennan McFadden added 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Scott Kerksieck and Kevin Nelson added 12 and 11 points, respectively.

The Miners (8-12 overall, 3-2 Metro) take the court again Tuesday Jan. 25 against rival Yuba City.

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