NU girls fall short on road |

NU girls fall short on road

The Nevada Union girls basketball team’s hopes to repeat as Metro Conference champions got a little slimmer with its 53-51 loss to host Woodland Wednesday.

NU, which split last season’s league series with eventual Sac-Joaquin Section champs John F. Kennedy (Sacramento) to win the title outright, opened this league season on an up note thanks to a win over Hiram Johnson (Sacramento), but have lost three straight.

The Lady Miners (8-10 overall, 1-3 Metro) played the hosts tough through the first eight minutes, then were outscored by 12 points in the second quarter to go into the break down 34-22.

“The second quarter was big. Basically, they were shooting hot and we were cold,” NU junior forward Molly Compton said.

NU put it all together in the second half, outscoring the hosts 29-19, but it was too little too late.

Ali Daley recorded a double-double with team-highs in points (13) – including four 3-pointers – and rebounds (12). The six-foot sophomore center also snagged a team-best six steals.

NU’s Heather Gore, a freshman forward, was right behind with 12 points, eight rebounds and three steals.

Ali Parrott chipped in nine points in the loss.

NU hosts Yuba City 7 p.m. Friday.

Miner JV wins

Nevada Union’s junior varsity girls defeated Woodland 51-21 Wednesday.

Coach Dan Murphey said the Lady Miners attained two goals they set for the night.

“We wanted to score more than 50 and limit ourselves to 16 or fewer turnovers,” he said. “We did both.”

NU’s JV team improved to 3-1 in league competition.

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