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NU nets road win

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Jon Sheets scored 21 of his team-high 31 points in the second half to pace the Nevada Union boys basketball team to a 63-58 win over host Woodland Friday.

“Jon literally put us on his back in the second half. He consistently broke his guy down off the dribble (and created scoring opportunities),” Miner head coach Jeff Dellis said.

Sheets, a senior guard, also chipped in team-highs in assists (7) and steals (4).

Chad Smith finished with nine points and five rebounds in the win. Goeff Trapani added seven points and six rebounds.

Jarad Van Matre totaled a team-high 10 rebounds for NU. Archie Pearson had five points.

NU will host Yuba City in a key league matchup 7 p.m. Tuesday.

NU skiers qualify for state

Six Nevada Union skiers qualified for the slalom competition at the state meet Friday during a race at Boreal.

NU’s Bob Roberts, Nick Meyer and Matt Freitas will represent the Miner boys in the slalom at state, while Jeanenne Richert, Claire Miller and Sarah Callaham qualified on the girls side.

In Friday’s competition, Richert took fifth place for NU, while Miller was eighth and Callaham 14th among the field of 38 skiers.

In the boys race, Roberts was 11th, Meyer 18th and Ben Ellsworth finished in 20th place.

Seven Hills Middle School eighth-grader Dan Freitas was the Miners’ top finisher in junior varsity competition.

Lady Falcons JV moves to 20-2

Forest Lake Christian’s junior varsity team defeated Faith Christian 52-27 on homecoming night Friday, moving to 8-0 in Central Valley Christian League and 20-2 overall.

MacKenzie Deneen led the Lady Falcons with 15 points and Jenee Gonet scored 13.

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