Rocklin comes out swinging, downs BR
Dean Wibbenhorst and Keith Marin put on a clinic in the Bear River boys basketball team’s Sierra Foothill League homecourt matchup with Rocklin Friday.
Wibbenhorst was unstoppable in the blocks, scoring a career-high 27 points. Marin also set a career mark with 23 points, but the Bruins still fell, 81-70.
“Dean’s starting to accept the responsibility of being our go to guy,” Bear River assistant coach Steve Box said. “He didn’t have that take charge attitude earlier in the season, but now guys are looking for him (and he’s delivering).”
Marin’s career-high game received praise from Bow.
“He’s been doing a good job of going to the basket lately. The first time I saw him he was just a jump shooter and now he’s making the defense play him,” said Box.
The Bruins (9-14 overall, 4-8 SFL) led the defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division II and league champs by five points at the half, but lost the handle after the break.
Rocklin put 49 points on the board to the hosts’ 33 to win going away.
“They came out and pressured us and I think we did a good job in the first half,” Box said. “It got ugly in the second half.”
Gopal Cabrera and Dylan Mitzel scored six points each. Steve Sacher chipped in four points.
Bear River will play at Oakmont of Roseville 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Gilfillan leads FLC to homecoming win
on basketball court
Katelyn Gilfillan scored a team-high 14 points and dished out five assists to lead the Forest Lake Christian girls basketball team to a 80-30 homecoming win over Faith Christian of Yuba City Friday.
The Lady Falcons (24-1 overall, 12-0 Central Valley Christian League) clinched a share of their second-straight league title with its 21st straight win.
“This was the most technically sound game we’ve had all year. We had 22 assists to nine turnovers and 14 total steals,” FLC head coach Rob Hodges said.
Braeden Huusfeldt scored 12 points and pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds in 16 minutes work.
Jaime Laughlin scored 11 points – including three three-pointers – and had five assists.
Brooke Hodges and Lindsay Hayward scored eight points each for Forest Lake Christian.
Ashlee Huusfeldt chipped in six points.
Katie Boddorf, who was crowned homecoming queen in a ceremony after the boys game, scored two points.
FLC will play at Victory Christian of Carmichael 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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