Nevada Union takes over sole possession of first place
Nevada Union’s varsity boys basketball team took over first place in the Metro Conference all to itself Friday night, thanks to a 55-38 win on the road over Hiram Johnson.
McClatchy, which shared the Metro lead with NU heading into Friday’s action, fell to Kennedy 70-64.
Nevada Union was led by junior Tyler Smith’s 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Senior Scott Kerksieck had nine points, six rebounds and four assists, while classmate Brennan McFadden added 10 points and five boards. James Brindley, a junior, had a six-point, six-rebound night.
“In the past four games, we’ve held our opponent to single digits in two quarters,” NU head coach Jeff Dellis said. “So we’re really making a statement defensively.”
The Miners moved to 11-12 overall with the win and 6-2 in league play. Kennedy and McClatchy are a half game back of NU with 6-3 league marks.
NU is back in action at home Wednesday, with Grant visiting Ali Gymnasium at 7 p.m.
Forest Lake Christian 70,
Sac. Country Day 58
Forest Lake Christian got a balanced attack from its Falcons Friday night to score a 70-58 win over Sacramento Country Day on FLC’s homecoming night.
Sam Metteer had 18 points and 13 rebounds for FLC, while Adam Reed added 17 points, five rebounds and five assists. Serge Castlebury had 10 points for the Falcons.
“It was a well-balanced team effort,” said FLC head coach Dave Thomas. “Everybody played and everybody contributed.”
Country Day, which slipped to 7-14 overall and 1-9 in Central Valley Christian League, was led by Michael Ingram’s 35 points.
The Falcons (10-11 overall, 6-4 CVCL) travels to Wilton Christian (2-16, 1-8) Monday.
Forest Lake Christian 75,
Sac. Country Day 31
FLC’s Falcons ran its CVCL record to 10-0 Friday night with a 75-31 win over Sacramento Country Day.
Senior Brooke Hodges led the Falcons with 22 points, while Taylor Kilgore, a junior, added 20. Senior Lora Courtney had 12 points, while classmates Megan Wisniewski and Jessica Pearce each scored five points.
The Falcons (16-5 overall) travel to the Sacramento Challenge at Center High School today, where they will face Chico (18-4) of the Northern Section’s Eastern Athletic League in a 2:30 p.m. matchup.
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