One day, two wins for Miners
Nevada Union’s varsity boys basketball team hit the floor twice Saturday in the Las Vegas Prep Championship Tournament and the Miners picked up a pair of wins.
NU defeated Woodbridge 75-65, led by Gary Daley’s 27-point performance, which included five three-pointers. Jon Sheets added 19 points and nine assists in the win.
“We had them pretty well scouted,” Dellis said. “We went full-court man and they really struggled with our pressure. We forced 22 turnovers.”
The Miners went on to beat Centennial High of Las Vegas, 61-60 in the day’s second game. Sheets buried two free throws with 3.6 seconds remaining to seal the win.
Brennan McFadden, seeing his first action of the year since returning from a broken foot, scored 12 points off the bench in the victory.
The Miners (4-8 overall) face Hanford High (Fresno) in the ninth-place game at noon today.
land third place
Forest Lake Christian’s varsity girls basketball team took third place in the West Coast Jamboree Saturday, defeating Pleasant Valley 62-39.
Brooke Hodges led the Lady Falcons with 13 points, while Olympia Burston and Taylor Kilgore each scored 12 points. Lauren Jackson added eight points and seven rebounds in the victory.
Forest Lake Christian scored a 47-32 win over Freedom (Antioch) in the first round of play, but fell to Laguna Creek 61-42 in second-round action.
The Lady Falcons (7-3 overall) travel to Sacramento Lutheran on Jan. 7.
Nevada Union’s varsity girls snapped a four-game losing streak Saturday by defeating Freedom (Antioch) for seventh place in the West Coast Jamboree.
Freshman Heather Gore, who was named to the all-tournament team, scored 14 points in the win. Tracy Malone added 12 points and Ali Parrott scored 10.
“I’m real proud of the fact that the girls rebounded the way they did and ended a tough, four-game skid,” NU coach Craig Strohm said. “We went down there with high hopes as the defending champions of the tournament.”
The Lady Miners suffered a first-round defeat late Thursday, falling to Highlands 72-71 in double overtime. Parrott led NU in the loss, producing a triple-double effort with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 10 steals. Malone and Gore each scored 14 for the Lady Miners.
NU lost to Fairfield 68-56 in second-round action Friday, despite 12 points from leading scorer Ali Daley. Gore had nine points and Tanya Noe scored eight in the defeat.
Nevada Union (4-6 overall) hosts Galena (Sparks) at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Bear River’s varsity boys basketball team finished sixth in the 61st annual Kendall Arnett Tournament Saturday in Placer, after falling to Oakmont 57-54.
Gopal Cabrera led the Bruins with 15 points. Tim Waechter added 10 points, while Dusty Tabellija and Keith Marin each added nine for Bear River.
Oakmont was led by William Sheufelt’s 25 points, while Ben Montgomery and Dan Sullivan added 15.
“We actually started out really well,” said Bear River assistant coach Steve Box. “I just think the fatigue caught up to us. I don’t think Gopal came out the entire tournament. And Marin probably came out for two minutes and (Steve) Sacher for maybe five.
“We’re running our horses pretty hard, so it’s tough to keep up that pace.”
The Bruins travel to Lincoln Jan. 7.
Nevada Union’s Pat Cronan claimed the 103-pound championship Saturday in the Golden Sierra Junior Varsity Wrestling Tournament.
Cronan picked up three wins on his way to the title.
Zach Callas also had three wins Saturday as the Miner took second place in the140-pound weight class. Andrew Moon won four matches in taking third place at 171 pounds.
Five Miners finished fifth in their respective weight-class brackets, including: Andrew Owen (125 pounds), Dan Bright (125), Josh Henry (160), Andrew Jackson (189) and Brian Wheatley (189).
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