NU girls power past Johnson |

NU girls power past Johnson

The Nevada Union Miners (14-9, 6-2) dominated the visiting Warriors of Hiram Johnson in girls basketball action Thursday night, winning 52-31.

“We really dominated from beginning to end,’ said NU coach Duwaine Ganskie. “We were up 16-9 at the end of the first quarter, and held them to single digits in every quarter. We played really solid defense and played well on offense.”

Heather Gore led the Miners with 12 points. She was joined by Ali Daley with 12 points. Both rebounded in double digits. Freshman point guard Caroline Reeves added nine points.

“I thought Caroline Reeves had a good game for us,” added Ganskie. “She really played solid at point. She hit her first three shots to start us off.”

The win improves Nevada Union to 6-2 in league play, and helps set up an important game against McClatchy next Thursday night in Sacramento. The Miners were a half game behind McClatchy and one full game behind league leading Yuba City before Thursday’s matchup.

Bear River 67,

Mira Loma 36

The Bruins of Bear River (16-4, 8-0) turned in a dominating performance Thursday, beating Mira Loma (5-18, 1-7) 67-36 to remain undefeated in the Pioneer Valley League.

Bear River coach Jeff Bickmore was pleased with his team’s effort.

“I’m happy with the way we played tonight. We were very balanced. Everybody played. Everybody contributed. All but two of our players scored.”

Ahead 32-21 at halftime, Bear River outscored the Matadors 17-5 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach. Lauren Juric scored 16 points to go with 6 rebounds and four steals. Karli Kephardt added 15 points, 5 steals and 5 assists. Julie Fry pitched in 14 points.

Bear River’s next game is Saturday against Sierra from Manteca in the Sacramento Challenge at Center High School.

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