Nevada Union knocks off Yuba City
Tanya Noe posted a game-high 20 points off the bench as the Nevada Union varsity girls’ basketball team showed up Yuba City on the Honkers home court, winning 60-38 Thursday.
At halftime, the Miners led 18-16, but after a 17-point third quarter and a 25-point fourth – in which Yuba City scored only eight and Noe scored 14 – Craig Strohm’s girls had nothing left to do but head home with another ‘W’ in the win column.
“It was a very balanced attack,” Strohm said. “A great team win.”
Kayleigh Correll had 11 points, Sarah Nunnink had seven, while Ali Daley, Ali Parrott, Sara Eidman, and Heather Gore each had five.
“We knew this was big. Yuba City was 3-1 in league so we had to even things up. This was a big win for us,” Strohm said.
NU (13-5 overall, 3-2 Metro) travels to Grant Tuesday.
Bruin wrestling finally beats Colfax
The Bear River wrestling team took down Colfax for the first time in any active Bruin’s career Thursday night, winning 45-36 to go to 4-3 on the season and 2-2 in the Pioneer Valley League.
The meet was decided by two 112-pound freshmen, when Bear River’s Brady Lazalier got a 20-13 decision over Tony Yazzalino of Colfax. In his first season as the Bruin’s head coach, Robert Nebeker was pleased with Lazalier’s match.
“They really both fought hard,” Nebeker said. “Takedown after takedown … but Brady got it.”
Bear River’s seniors took it to the Falcons as well, as Brad Sweet and Josh Jacquier pinned their opponents in one minute, 28 seconds and 1:47, respectively.
“That’s what we needed – pins from our seniors,” Nebeker said.
The JV team also won 15-0 and is now 2-0-1.
Bear River wrestles again Tuesday, when they host Oakmont at 6 p.m.
NU wrestlers maul McClatchy
The Nevada Union wrestling team defeated McClatchy Wednesday, 74-9.
The hosts forfeited eight matches to the Miners. John Bird pinned his opponent at 154 pounds, while Andrew Owen (132), Thomas Brindley (137), Nolan Walters (142) and Andrew Jackson (217) won by decision.
Nevada Union goes to work again today and Saturday in the Asics Foothill Tournament at Foothill High School.
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As far as experts go, The Union’s “experts” have not exactly lived up to the billing so far this season.