Prep roundup: Nevada Union tops Beyer in double overtime
The Nevada Union boys basketball team is at its best in overtime.
For the third time in just nine games this season, the Miners pulled off an overtime victory, this time beating Beyer, 66-64, in double overtime in the second round of the Mel Good Tournament.
The Miners are 3-0 in overtime games this season.
Senior swingman Garrett O’Callaghan played the hero, hitting the game-winning 3-pointer with just seconds left and finishing with 12 points.
Senior guard Nolan Stefani sank four 3-pointers for NU and finished with a team-high 15 points, seven of which came in overtime.
Josiah Barber added nine points, Mario Edwards chipped in nine, and Daniel Carter had four critical points in the final overtime.
The Miners (3-5) will now face River Valley in the Mel Good Tournament consolation championship.
JV: Nevada Union 55, Alameda 44
The Miners are 2-0 in the Nevada Union JV Invitational Tournament after topping Alameda Friday.
Chance Brown led NU with 15 points, Bo Perkins added 13, Kross Corbett sank 11, and Gary Menary tallied 10 in the win.
The Miners had to come from behind a day earlier, beating El Camino 50-40 in the first round of the tourney. NU trailed 26-18 at half, but strong defense and a big fourth quarter from Perkins spurred them to the win. Perkins scored 12 of his team-high 18 points in the fourth, hitting 5-of-5 shots from the field and 2-of-3 from the line. Menary and Christian Pallaya each chipped in seven in the win.
The Miners (4-2) play twice today, a 10:30 a.m. game against El Camino and a 1:30 p.m. contest with Whitney. Both games will be at Albert Ali Gymnasium.
Bear River 74, Forest Lake Christian 57
The Falcons pressured the Bruins, the Bruins went on the attack and it ended with Bear River walking away with the lopsided win and a berth in the Valley Christian Tournament Championship.
Bear River senior Braden Duncan led the way with 26 points, and Charlie Espinoza netted 17 to go with 12 rebounds.
The Bruins will vie for the tourney title today at 4 p.m.
Nevada Union 75, Davis 49
The Lady Miners walloped Davis Friday setting up a Wine Valley Tournament championship match with Napa.
The Lady Miners (7-3) got a strong game from junior Sammy DeHart with 23 points, including three 3-pointers. Emma Peterson added 20, Sydney Porter netted 12, Melanie O’Brien chipped in seven, and Katie Johnson pulled down five offensive boards and scored four points.
Nevada Union will now play in the title game today against the tourney host Napa (9-0).
JV: Nevada Union 38, Foothill 12
The Lady Miners cruised to a 26-point victory Friday, beating Foothill in the second round of the Del Campo Tournament.
NU’s Casey Baldwin led the way with nine points, six rebounds and four steals.
Emma Patterson added eight points and five rebounds in the win.
The Lady Miners will face Placer at 2:30 p.m. for the Championship.
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