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Bear River’s varsity girls basketball team advanced in the first round of the Adidas Interstate Shootout at Lake Oswego, Ore. Thursday, defeating North Medford 59-35.

Mehgan Noud led the Lady Bruins (8-1) with 18 points, while Maya Bryant added 11 off the bench. Bryant found double figures in scoring for the fourth-straight game off the bench.

“We just kind of steadily outscored them every quarter,” said Bear River head coach Duwaine Ganskie. “Kayla Smith also had another nice game off the bench with six points.”

The Lady Bruins face Southridge in second-round action at 7:30 p.m. today.

Bruin boys fall

to Foothill

Bear River’s varsity boys lost to Foothill 84-55 in the opening round of the 61st annual Kendall Arnett Tournament in Placer.

Gopal Cabrera led the Bruins with 22 points, including three 3-pointers. Keith Marin added 10 points for Bear River.

“(Foothill is) very quick, very smart and they really attacked us well,” Bruin assistant coach Steve Box said. “This was a good test for us, because we’re going to face teams like that when we get into league.”

Bear River (5-5) plays the loser of the Colfax-Granite Bay game, which tipped off after the Bruins game Thursday.

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