NU boys win opener |

NU boys win opener

Brennan McFadden scored a team-high 11 points and Jason Roenicke hauled down a team-best nine rebounds as the Nevada Union boys basketball team topped host Hiram Johnson (Sacramento) 35-29 in NU’s Metro Conference opener Friday.

The Miners (9-6 overall, 1-0 Metro) trailed by a point at the half, but outscored the Warriors 15-7 in the third quarter to take a seven-point lead into the final stanza.

Jarad Van Matre chipped in eight points in the win. Tyler Smith and Colt Stafford had four points each.

NU’s junior varsity won 54-30.

The Miners will play at C.K. McClatchy (Sacramento) 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Boatman leads way

for Falcon boys

Mark Boatman dropped in a game-high 26 points and had seven rebounds as the Forest Lake Christian boys basketball team defeated host Sacramento Lutheran 66-53 at the Mather Sports Complex in Rancho Cordova.

The Falcons (8-5 overall, 2-0 Central Valley Christian League) stumbled out of the gate, but rallied to take a seven-point lead into the break.

Chris Keller finished with 10 points, four steals, two rebounds and two assists for FLC. Kevin Farnum went 6-6 from the free throw line and finished with eight points.

The Falcons will host Sacramento Waldorf 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

FLC’s girls roll to road win

Julia Hall had season-highs in both points and rebounds to lead the Forest Lake Christian girls basketball team to a 52-15 win over host Sacramento Lutheran.

Hall, a senior post, tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Falcons (12-2 overall) moved to 2-0 in Central Valley Christian League play. Brooke Hodges chipped in 10 points in the win. Lauren Jackson and Olympia Jacobs had six points each. Lora Courtney had five points, including a 3-pointer.

FLC will play at Sacramento Waldorf 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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