PREP ROUNDUP: Bear River girls win Lois Langford tourney
The Bear River girls basketball team took it to Quincy Friday night, winning 62-40 to claim the Lois Langford Classic Tournament Championship in Live Oak.
“Very proud of the effort and I’m very excited about the season ahead,” said head coach Randy Billingsley. “Our balanced scoring and tenacious defense will serve us well down the road.”
Leading the Lady Bruins was junior Kaitlyn Meylor with 13 points. Junior Mallory Rath came off the bench to add 10 points, Grace Sypnicki tallied nine points and Alyssa Pulkinghorn chipped in eight in the victory. Meylor and Sypnicki were named to the all-tourney team.
The Lady Bruins topped tourney host Live Oak, 67-46 Thursday to earn a spot in the championship game.
Pulkinghorn led the Lady Bruins in that game, scoring a team-high 17 points. Senior Ashley Albee stuffed the stat sheet with 12 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and six steals in the semifinal win.
Next up for the Lady Bruins (3-0) is a matchup with Nevada Union next week at the Nevada Union Invitational Girls Basketball Tournament.
JV: Nevada Union 52, Miramonte 34
The junior varsity Lady Miners opened the season with a convincing win over Miramonte in the first round of the Dorothy Speck Tournament.
Nevada Union was especially strong in the third quarter, outscoring Miramonte 15-3. Nevada Union’s Jordan Lucas led the way with 15 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots. Freshmen Maddy Zucca chipped in with 10 points off the bench and Leah Ellis had a strong all around game with seven points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Forest Lake Christian 63, Golden Sierra 55
The Falcons opened the new season on a winning note, beating Golden Sierra by eight in the first round of the Wildfires Classic Thursday in Foresthill.
After grabbing a two-point lead after one quarter, the Falcons created some separation in the second quarter by outscoring Golden Sierra 24-15 in the frame. Forest Lake Christian went on to earn a 51-38 lead heading into the fourth quarter and held off any late comeback attempts from Golden Sierra.
Forest Lake Christian (1-0) had four players score in double figures, including senior guard Alex Schneider with 22 points, senior Josh McClain with 15 points, senior Brett Soria with 11 points and senior Andrew Barrozo with 10 points.
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