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Opening night a good show for county teams

The Bear River boys basketball team opened Pioneer Valley League play with a 70-52 win over host Lincoln Tuesday.

“Coming into this game, I told the kids we needed to start league play with a lot of momentum and they really responded,” Bruin assistant coach Steve Box said.

Steve Sacher led the way with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Gopal Cabrera finished with 18 points and six assists. Keith Marin chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds.



Bear River (7-6 overall, 1-0 PVL) plays at Mira Loma 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Falcons start strong




Mark Boatman and Taylor Lawrence combined for 51 points to lead the Forest Lake Christian boys basketball team to a 79-56 Central Valley Christian League-opening win over host Sacramento Lutheran.

Boatman, a junior guard, scored 26 points. Lawrence, who scored 13 points in the fourth quarter, had 25 points and five rebounds.

“The final result was nice, but I was really pleased with the way the boys hustled all night,” FLC coach Steve Gonet said.

Chris Keller tallied 10 points and five assists in the win. Joel Baker had five points and four rebounds.

FLC’s junior varsity had everyone get in the scorebook in a 85-16 win.

The Falcons (5-7 overall, 1-0 CVCL) play at Sacramento Waldorf 8 p.m. Friday.

Lady Falcons get league win

Lindsay Hayward scored a team-high 16 points and Olympia Jacobs had a career-best nine steals in the Forest Lake Christian girls basketball team’s 85-8 win over host Sacramento Lutheran in the Central Valley Christian League opener.

“I was just happy to see the girls stay focused and play our game all four quarters,” FLC coach Rob Hodges said.

Hayward also had six rebounds and three blocked shots. Jacobs chipped in 14 points. FLC’s Caitlin Kramer totaled 14 points and pulled down five rebounds. Brooke Hodges had 12 points to go along with seven rebounds, six steals and a career-high 10 assists in the win.

The Lady Falcons (8-3 overall, 1-0 CVCL) play at Sacramento Waldorf 6:30 p.m. Friday.


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