NU takes piece of title, Falcons win
With a piece of the Metro League title on the line, Nevada Union’s Lady Miners were not about to give Burbank an inch.
Friday night, NU finished its regular season as co-champions of the Metro League following its 56-41 victory over Burbank.
NU (24-4 overall, 10-2 Metro League) shares the league title with Kennedy, with whom they split games this year.
“The Sac-Joaquin has hung the highest power rating on the league, and there is a reason for that,” NU coach Craig Strohm said. “And the girls are co-champs, and I am proud of them.”
Strohm told his players he wanted them not only to win Friday’s game, but manage to win each quarter as well. The Lady Miners did just that. NU had a 10-point lead at halftime, and Burbank never got closer than eight points the rest of the way.
The Lady Miners were led by Kayleigh Correll, who made 9-of-12 free throws and three treys for 18 points. Mae Valdes added three treys as part of her 11 points.
NU, hoping for the top-seed come next week’s tournament, finds out its fate on Sunday. Playoff action begins on Thursday.
Falcons nail win
Katie Boddorf scored a season-high 14 points – includinng a pair of three pointers – as the Forest Lake Christian girls basketball team knocked off host Sacramento Country Day, 79-28 Friday.
The Lady Falcons (26-1 overall, 14-0 Central Valley Christian League), who clinched their third league title Tuesday, moved its unbeaten streak to 24 games.
“Katie has always saiod she loved playing in that gym,” FLC head coach Rob Hodges said. “She played the last minute of the first quarter and the first three minutes of the second and she scored seven points.’
Chrysten Cotney had a team-high six assists and hit three treys to finish with 12 points.
Brooke Hodges tallied 11 points, a team-high four steals and four assists. Braeden Huusfeldt chipped in nine points and pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds.
FLC, the Sac-Joaquin Section’s third rated division V squad, will host its first round playoff game 7 p.m. Tuesday.
FLC crushes Sac
Max Botner scored a game-high 22 points and James Belch and Taylor Lawrence chipped in 14 points each as the Forest Lake Christian boys basketball team beat host Sacramento Country Day 92-36 Friday.
FLC (19-9 overall, 11-3 Central Valley Christian League) will host its Sac-Joaquin Section Division V first round game 7 p.m. Wednesday.
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