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Nevada Union stays perfect in league

Tyler Smith scored a team-high 16 points and Archie Pearson hit from beyond the arc three times as the Nevada Union boys basketball team topped host C.K. McClatchy (Sacramento) 62-52 Wednesday.

“With this win, we’re the last of the league’s undefeated teams,” Miner head coach Jeff Dellis said. “I predicted we’d run the table this year and so far the boys are making me look good.”

NU (7-6 overall, 2-0 Metro Conference) led by just three points with two and half minutes left in the game, but got a baseline bucket from Jarad Van Matre and consecutive Pearson 3-pointers to pull away.



Van Matre, who finished a team-best six rebounds, and Zane Edwards. had eight points each.

Brennan McFadden chipped in nine points. Colt Stafford had six points in the win.




Jason Roenicke, whose two assists set up Pearson’s late 3s, had two points.

Colt Stafford

NU’s junior varsity won 46-30.

The Miners will host J.F. Kennedy (Sacramento) 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Kennedy’s one of the more talented team’s year in and year out, so it’s really important for us to get as many fans (in Ali Gymnasium) Friday,” Dellis said.

Bruins drop home game

The Bear River boys basketball team nightmare season continued with a 54-37 loss to West Campus (Sacramento).

The Bruins fall to 1-15 overall and 0-3 in the Pioneer Valley League.

“We were only down my three points in the in the fourth quarter, then we just missed a bunch of wide-open lay ups,” Bruin assistant coach Steve Box said.

Bear River’s junior varsity won 70-19.

The Bruins will play at Mesa Verde (Citrus Heights) 7:30 p.m. Friday.


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