Undefeated Lady Bruins find championship game
Bear River’s varsity girls basketball team cut down a Reno High club that had an apparent height advantage Friday, 63-45, and advanced to the finals of the Reno Tournament.
Host Reno started four players who were at least 6 feet tall, but the Lady Bruins used some sharp shooting to pull away in the third quarter after leading 23-20 at the halftime break.
“The third quarter was huge. It was a break-out quarter for us,” said Bear River coach Duwaine Ganskie. “It was by far the best quarter we’ve played all year.”
The Lady Bruins had four three-pointers in the decisive run, two by Cassie Smith and one each from Chelsea Haverty and Meghan Noud. The balanced attack throughout the night, as four starters scored double figures.
Haverty led the way with 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Noud and Nicole Scott each added 13 points. Smith scored 12 and turned in a defensive gem, holding UC Davis-bound Jessica Stewart to four points.
“Reno was a formidable foe,” Ganskie said. “We played our best game of the year to beat them.”
The Lady Bruins (4-0) face Oak Ridge in the 2:30 p.m. finals today.
Nevada Union’s varsity boys fell to St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 63-56 Friday in the Amador Valley Tournament.
A poor shooting performance from the free throw line, where the Miners hit just 13 of 28 attempts, didn’t aid NU’s cause, said coach Jeff Dellis.
“All in all, in spite of the free throws – which is largely attributable to the fact we’ve just got a bunch of kids still on their football legs – other than that, we’re really happy with the way we played.
“Our defensive effort and our defensive intensity were wonderful, and we’re putting it all together.”
Nevada Union dropped to 1-5 on the season with the loss.
Forest Lake falls
The Forest Lake Christian varsity boys fell to Argonaut (Jackson) in a 78-67 defeat, the second straight loss for the Falcons in the Colfax Tournament.
FLC was led by Taylor Lawrence’s 28-point effort, including five three-pointers. Mark Boatman added 23 for Forest Lake, which returns to action at 1:30 p.m. today against Dixon in the Colfax Tournament.
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