Prep roundup: FLC boys, NU girls win at basketball tourneys
The Forest Lake Christian boys basketball team started the Faith Christian Tournament off right Thursday with a 73-50 victory over New Life Christian (Yuba City).
Leading the Falcons (1-0) was junior Christian Dethlefs with a team-high 22 points. Senior outside shooter Luke Jordan added 21 points, including three 3-pointers, and Chase Augustino chipped in 11 in the victory.
The Falcons won this tournament last season, and will continue their quest to repeat at 5 p.m. today when they face Stockton Christian.
Paso Robles 48, Nevada Union 40
After an overtime victory against El Dorado in a Foundation Game Monday, the Miners have dropped a pair of games at the Harding Invitational Tournament in Morro Bay.
On Thursday the Miners fell to Paso Robles by eight points, showing good defense at times, but also struggling against the Bearcats zone defense, something head coach Jeff Dellis said was his fault.
“They went to zone and it stymied us for a few possessions.” Dellis said. “We worked really hard on man offense and man defense, and I may have neglected the zone a little bit.”
After falling behind 23-17 at the halfway mark, NU rallied to tie the game at 23 in the third quarter, but that’s when Paso Robles switched back to the zone which had worked so well in the first half.
The Miners were led by sophomore Jahn Chensee with 18 points, including five 3-pointers. Senior Garrett O’Callaghan added eight points and played stellar defense, and Mario Edwards and Owen Smith did a good job of handling the ball, said Dellis.
The Miners (0-2) will look to grab their first win of the tourney at 2 p.m. today when they face Villa Park.
Nevada Union 66, River City 44
The Lady Miners opened the Christian Brothers Tournament with a lopsided victory over River City.
Nevada Union (1-1) got 22 points from Sydney Porter to lead the way, and 12 from Emma Peterson. Porter and Peterson each hit two 3-pointers in the game.
In the post, Melanie O’Brien and Katie Johnson each scored eight points, and Sammy DeHart did a little bit of everything with seven points, eight rebounds and five assists.
NU has a tough one today as it faces nationally ranked (No. 20 MaxPreps.com) St. Mary’s of Stockton.
JV: Nevada Union 52, Rio Americano 28
The Lady Miners are 2-0 in this young season after throttling Rio Americano by 24 points.
Casey Baldwin led NU with 13 points, Shawna Latter added nine points and pulled down nine rebounds, and Ella Walton scored eight points to go with six assists.
The Lady Miners are back at it again today against Chico.
Coaches may submit game reports by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 530-477-4232. deadline for submission is 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.
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