YOUTH BASKETBALL: Union Hill wins 7th grade title |

YOUTH BASKETBALL: Union Hill wins 7th grade title

The Union Hill seventh grade boys basketball team won the NCAL Tournament championship last week.

After tourney victories over Lyman Gilmore and Weimar in the early rounds, the Bearcats faced off with Seven Hills Middle School in the championship game.

Union Hill grabbed a quick lead in the first quarter and never looked back, earning a 53-36 victory in the championship game.

Seven Hills had been undefeated in regular league play and showed great sportsmanship toward the Union Hill players after their win.

“I couldn’t be prouder of this team,” Union Hill coach Jay Youngman said after the game. “Everything we worked on came together for the games that counted the most. The boys played a great and balanced final game. The players on the court worked hard, and our bench mob was loud and proud.”

Finishing regular season play with a 6-4 record, the Bearcats had faced local Nevada County and Placer County teams that had some challenging battles on the court.

Earlier in the season, Union Hill took a hard earned third place trophy home from a tournament at Yuba Gardens school in Marysville. They also placed second in their own Union Hill local tournament, falling to Yuba River Charter.

Game reports can be submitted by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232.

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