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Bear River senior Gopal Cabrera (22) gets an easy layup, while NU freshman Tyler Smith (34) gives chase. Cabrera finished with nine points.
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The Nevada Union and Bear River boys basketball teams unveiled this year’s models at the annual Meet the Miners/Meet the Bruins scrimmage Thursday.

“I’m real encouraged by what I saw tonight, (especially) on defense. I loved the aggressive play,” Bear River head coach Jack McCrory said.

McCrory’s counterpart, NU’s Jeff Dellis is without the services of nine players, but still liked what he saw.

“I’ve got five guys who are still playing football and four more who are injured, so we’re going to be a little slow getting out of the gate,” he said. “But, on the other hand, it’s a great opportunity for the coaching staff to work with our younger players.”

NU’s Gary Daley led all scorers with 20 points, including a pair of three pointers.

“Gary is one of our senior returners. He leads with his work ethic and he can definitely stroke it from three-point range,” Dellis said.

NU’s Zane Edwards also drained a pair of three pointers and finished with14 points.

Dusty Tabellja tallied 11 points – including a trio of three pointers – to lead the way for the Bruins. Gopal Cabrera and Steve Sacher totaled nine points each.

“Jeff (Dellis) came over and said he was really impressed with Sacher. That really stood out,” McCrory said. “Dusty did some great things out there and Gopal also had some huge moments.”

Bear River hosts a non-league matchup with Marysville 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

NU will play host to six of the area’s top teams at the Miner Jamboree Saturday.

The girls will play from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. The boys will have the court from 2-6 p.m.

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