Tough night for NU, Bruins |

Tough night for NU, Bruins

Not many basketball teams, regardless of skill level, are going to win games while shooting 23 percent from the field. Thursday night, the Nevada Union varsity boys basketball team was no exception.

The Miners lost 55-49 at Grant.

Nevada Union also didn’t help itself at the line, as the Miners hit 14 of 28 from the stripe.

‘We are a very good shooting team,” NUhead coach Jeff Dellis said. “We had plenty of opportunities. For us to shoot 23 percent is unheard of.”

Nevada Union jumped to an 8-0 lead in the first quarter, but Grant answered that by going on a 33-9 run to close the first half.

NU managed to get a few points closer, but failed to close the gap closer than six points.

“I really don’t like losing to Grant,” Dellis said. “There’s definitely the rivalry. It hurts to go down there and lose, but it’s tough to win on the road in the Metro, too.”

With the win, the Pacers find themselves tied with the Miners for first place in the Metro Conference.

NU (2-1 league, 7-11 overall), travels to McClatchy to play at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Nevada Union’s JV team lost as well, 55-41.

Chad Mason, who drew three charges on the defensive end, led the Miners with 13 points, while Brian Jackson scored seven.

Nevada Union falls to 0-2 in league, 7-10 overall.

West Campus 68,

Bear River 47

Bear River assistant coach Steve Box said it only took a series of three turnovers to put the game out of reach for the Bear River varsity boys basketball team Thursday, as the Bruins fell to West Campus, 68-47, in Pioneer Valley League play.

Bear River was within six points of West Campus in the third quarter, but the Warriors capitalized on three consecutive turnovers, expanding its lead to 14.

“It was boom-boom-boom,” Box said. “Just like that, it was over.”

Corey Jackson, who led all scorers with 24 points, posted 11 in the third quarter alone.

For Bear River, Jacob Lazor was the leading scorer with 10 points.

The Bruins fall to 1-3 in league and 9-10 overall, and play again Tuesday at home against Mesa Verde.

The Bear River junior varsity team did beat West Campus 34-26.

The Bruin JV is now 2-2 in league, 6-12 overall.

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