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Miners score road victory

Nevada Union’s varsity boys basketball team defeated host McClatchy 70-50 Friday night in Metro Conference action.

“It was 20-14 at the end of one, 31-24 at the half, and in the third quarter we blitzed them,” NU head coach Jeff Dellis said. “We came out real strong and outscored them 21-7.”

The Miners were led by Gary Daley’s 27 points, including five 3-pointers. Jon Sheets scored 14 points, dished off 10 assists and picked off five steals. Jarad Van Matre added eight points and eight boards on the night.

“Nick Loeffler really gave us good minutes in the fourth quarter,” Dellis said. “He is our big bench jockey. He gives so much energy to us on the bench. And tonight he gave us six points and a rebound.”

The win lifts NU’s overall record to 9-14 and improves the Miners’ league mark to 5-3.

Bruins shoot

down win

Bear River’s varsity boys beat visiting Johnson West 76-64 Friday after the Bruins came out firing in the early going of the Pioneer Valley League game.

Bear River hit 9 of 13, 3-pointers in the first half for an early lead.

“Anytime you shoot near 70 percent from the 3-point line, you know something good is going to happen,” Bear River assistant coach Steve Box said.

Dusty Tabellija had four 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 16 points and five assists. Keith Marin led the Bruins in scoring with 29 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Steve Sacher added 11 points and eight boards.

Johnson West was led by Leslie Bailey’s 20 points.

The Bruins improved to 13-8 overall and 7-2 in league action.

Lady Falcons

unbeaten in CVCL

Forest Lake’s varsity girls basketball team walked all over visiting Waldorf Christian, 85-43 Friday night, to win the Lady Falcons 28th straight Central Valley Christian League contest.

The Lady Falcons were led by four freshmen Friday, as Brittany Allen had a team-high 17 points and three assists. Classmate Taylor Kilgore hit 4 of 5 3-pointers en route to 14 points, while classmates Kaitlin Cramer (12 points, five rebounds, four assists) and Olympia Jacobs (11 points and four steals) also had big nights.

Junior Chrysten Cotney pitched in nine points and eight assists for FLC.

The Lady Falcons moved to 18-4 overall with the win and 9-0 in CVCL play.

FLC’s junior varsity girls were 53-15 winners. Jillian Witzke led the Falcons with 12 points and Mackenzie Deneen added 10. FLC’s JV moved to 18-2 overall and 6-0 in league action.

Forest Lake Christian’s varsity boys fell to visiting Waldorf Christian 57-52 Friday in CVCL action.

The Falcons hung tough with Waldorf, which is unbeaten in league play, for the majority of the game. But FLC coach Steve Gonet said the Falcons came up short down the stretch.

“Two things really,” Gonet said of the game’s deciding factors. “They made free throws down the stretch and I had three starters foul out.

“It was a very aggressive game and our guys played hard. But the referees were not a factor.”

Chris Keller was the first Falcon sideline with foul trouble, heading to the bench with his fifth at the three minute mark. Taylor Lawrence and Mark Boatman later joined Keller after fouling out in the final minute.

Boatman led the Falcons with 22 points and nine rebounds. Lawrence added 14 points and eight boards, while Keller scored 12 points for FLC.

Forest Lake Christian slipped to 8-13 overall with the loss and 3-6 in CVCL play.

The Falcons junior varsity remained unbeaten in CVCL action, defeating Waldorf Christian 64-42 Friday.

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