PREP ROUNDUP: Bear River boys basketball falls to Lincoln |

PREP ROUNDUP: Bear River boys basketball falls to Lincoln

The Bear River boys basketball team struggled to find its offensive footing against Lincoln Tuesday and it cost the Bruins yet another Pioneer Valley League game.

Playing in Lincoln, the Bruins shot just 31 percent from the floor and 53 percent from the free throw line as they fell to the Fighting Zebras, 58-45.

Bear River did get a strong showing from senior David O’Brien and junior Grant Skowronski. O’Brien led the Bruins with 23 points to go with six rebounds, four steals and three assists. On the season, O’Brien is averaging 19 points per game, 5.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.9 steals.

Skowronski added 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Bruins on the glass. O’Brien and Skowronski combined to score 39 of the Bruins 45 points in the game.

The Bruins (11-11, 2-6 PVL) have two games left on their schedule, starting with Thursday’s Senior Night game against Foothill Thursday. Bear River closes the season Tuesday at Placer.

Foresthill 58, Forest Lake Christian 49

The Falcons continue to struggle in Central Valley California League play, losing their fifth straight after falling to Foresthill Tuesday.

Forest Lake Christian led, 15-11, after the first quarter but scored just four points in the second quarter and went into halftime trailing 24-19. Foresthill extended its lead in the third quarter and held off the Falcons in the fourth.

Next up for Forest Lake Christian is the CVCL Tournament which tips off Friday.

Girls basketball

JV: Nevada Union 60, Rocklin 44

In their final home game of the season, the junior varsity Lady Miners grabbed an early, 10-0, lead and never looked back on their way to their fourth Sierra Foothill League win of the season.

Mixtli Cortez led Nevada Union with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Hannah Lewis turned in a strong all-around game with 11 points, six rebounds, five steals and four assists. Savana Moore and Natalie Johnson each added six points for NU.

The Lady Miners are now 14-11 overall and 4-7 in SFL play.

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

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