PREP BASKETBALL: Nevada Union girls trounce Oroville
The Nevada Union girls basketball team rebounded from a first round loss at the Chavez Tournament by thrashing Oroville, 73-37, in round two Friday.
The Lady Miners (4-4) jumped out to a 27-7 first quarter lead and never let Oroville back in the game.
Leading NU was junior guard Mixtli Cortez with 22 points, including six 3-pointers. Junior post player Greta Kramer added 13 points, sophomore post player Meadow Aragon chipped in 11 points and senior point guard Esme Quintana tallied 10 points.
The Lady Miners dropped the opening game of the tourney to Foothill, falling 63-55, in overtime.
Aragon led NU against Foothill, scoring a team-high 23 points. Kramer added 13 points in the loss.
Nevada Union closes the tourney against Placer at 5:30 p.m. today.
DEL ORO 60, BEAR RIVER 25
The Lady Bruins couldn’t keep pace with Del Oro in round one of the Mike Takayama Memorial Tournament Thursday.
Bear River (3-4) did have nine players score in the game, led by Ashley Albee and Katelyn Meylor, who each scored five points.
JV: NEVADA UNION 46, PLACER 45
The junior varsity Lady Miners opened the Del Campo Holiday Classic by edging Placer on Thursday.
Nevada Union got a strong showing from Leah Ellis with 11 points, including three 3-pointers. NU’s Molly Burton added 10 points and Savannah Betito chipped in eight points in the win.
NEVADA UNION 55, WEST CAMPUS 48
The Miners snapped a two-game skid by topping West Campus (Sacramento) in the first round of the Mel Good Boys Basketball Tournament Thursday.
Nevada Union led start to finish, grabbing a 26-13 halftime lead and holding off any late West Campus rally attempts.
Leading the Miners (4-2) was senior Gary Menary with a team-high 24 points. Junior guard Jack Fraser added 19 points in the victory.
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EL DORADO — Nevada Union’s up and down season continued Friday night as the Miners struggled mightily in a 41-7 loss to the Union Mine Diamondbacks.