PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Miners power past Ponderosa on Homecoming Night (PHOTO GALLERY) |

PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Miners power past Ponderosa on Homecoming Night (PHOTO GALLERY)

The Union staff

With a stellar defensive effort, Nevada Union’s girls basketball team earned a Homecoming Night win over league foe Ponderosa, 54-34, Wednesday at the West Gym.

The Lady Miners defense was stout throughout, holding the Lady Bruins to just 16 first half points and not allowing more than nine points in any quarter.

Leading the Nevada Union charge was junior guard Aijah King, who shined on defense and also led the team in scoring with 19 points. King scored 13 of her 19 in the first half to help her team build a big early lead.

“Aijah had her best all-around game of the season when we needed a good, hard fought win— great D all night, and finishing at the rim,” said NU head coach Jenn Krill.

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The Lady Miners also got strong contributions from senior forward Kendall Hughes with 11 points, junior guard Kia Costanza with nine points, and senior forward Emerson Dunbar with 12 rebounds.

The victory improves NU to 12-9 overall and 2-1 in Foothill Valley League play. Ponderosa falls to 7-12 overall and 1-2 in league.

Next up for Nevada Union is a road contest at 7 p.m. today at Lincoln (19-2, 3-0 FVL). The Fighting Zebras are coming off a, 39-36, win over Rio Linda and is currently riding a 10-game win streak.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232.

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