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NU girls get jump in power ratings

Nevada Union’s varsity girls basketball team leapfrogged four teams in the past week to rise from 11th to seventh in the latest CIF Sac-Joaquin Division I power ratings.

Knocking off the section’s top seed – by 21 points – can have that effect.

The Miners (17-6 overall, 7-3 league) downed Metro Conference foe Kennedy 70-49 on Nevada Union’s home floor last week, the first loss the Cougars (22-4, 10-1) had suffered in league action this season.



By moving among the top eight seeds in the section, the Miners have also put themselves in place to potentially host a first-round playoff game.

Forest Lake Christian’s varsity boys team also bounced up for spots the ratings list for Division V, from 14th to 10th. The Falcons (13-9, 7-5) have run off three straight wins, including a pair last week over Faith Christian (68-64) and Wilton Christian (79-48). The three-game stretch followed up a four-game losing streak that put the Falcons’ future on the postseason bubble.




Nevada Union’s varsity boys (16-8, 8-2) moved up from fifth to fourth in the Division I ratings. The Miners clinched at least a share of their second-straight Metro Conference crown with last week’s 80-45 home victory over Woodland.

Bear River’s varsity girls team (20-2, 10-0) kept a firm hold on the fourth seed in Div. III, remaining behind No. 1 St. Mary’s (19-4, 12-0), No. 2 Sierra (24-1, 12-0) and No. 3 Placer (20-3, 9-1).

Forest Lake Christian (20-2, 12-0) remains the top-rated team in Div. V girls, though Central Valley Christian League rival Woodland Christian (23-2, 11-1) moved past Modesto Christian (15-6) into the No. 2 slot.

Bear River’s boys (2-20, 1-9) remain on the outside looking in of the Div. III postseason, currently rated 27th.


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