Nevada Union girls basketball opens season with win over Christian Brothers |

Nevada Union girls basketball opens season with win over Christian Brothers

The Nevada Union girls basketball team opened the season on the right foot, beating defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division III champ Christian Brothers, 66-45.

“We rebounded really well,” NU head coach John McDaniel said, “and handled their pressure really well, and it was relentless.”

McDaniel said senior point guard Erin Selleck managed the constant pressure impressively with few turnovers and seven or eight assists.

Senior Sydney Porter led the Lady Miners in scoring with 21, junior Sammy DeHart tallied 15 points, senior Emma Peterson knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and finished with 12 points, and senior Melanie O’Brien added eight points.

The Lady Miners (1-0) travel to El Dorado Monday for a Foundation game and have their home opener Tuesday against Vanden.

JV: Christian Brothers 36, Nevada Union 35

The Lady Miners battled neck and neck with Christian Brothers but, in the end, fell just short, losing by a single point.

Nevada Union was led by Aycee Willis with 10 points. Shawna Latter added six points, Rachaiel McKnight played stellar defense, Ella Walton pulled down 10 rebounds and dished out five assists, and Audrey Jacus grabbed seven rebounds and had two blocks.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232. Deadline for submission is 10 p.m.

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