Bear River captures Lincoln tourney title
Senior guard Whitney Smith had 17 points, eight rebounds and five steals Thursday, leading the Bear River High girls basketball team to the Lincoln Tournament title.
The Bruins beat Rio Americano 48-41 in the tournament championship game.
Senior center Riley Pearson had 16 points and pulled down a team-high 16 rebounds for Bear River (11-2), which won its second tournament of the season. The Bruins won Center High’s Claude Brock Memorial in Antelope on Dec. 12.
On Wednesday night, Bear River topped River City 49-38 as Smith had 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
Junior guard Kelsey Uno added 13 points and Pearson hauled in 17 rebounds to go with 11 points.
Eastside College Prep 60, Del Oro 54 at Antioch — The Golden Eagles were outscored 12-6 in overtime as they suffered their first loss of the season Thursday in the championship game of the West Coast Jamboree.
Junior guard Madeline Campbell led the Golden Eagles with 23 points, followed by junior forward Crystal Sewell with 11. Guards Becky Duncan and Taylor Donnot added seven points apiece.
Duncan, a senior also had eight assists and six steals for the Eagles. Junior forward Belle Obert pulled down 17 rebounds and blocked a whopping seven shots.
On Wednesday, Del Oro beat Grenada 44-27. The Eagles jumped out to a 17-6 lead by the end of the first quarter and coasted to victory as Campbell and Sewell scored 11 points apiece.
Freshman guard Briana Ruiz tossed in seven while Obert blocked five shots.
In Tuesday’s late game, Del Oro beat Oakland Tech 54-34 as Sewell scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Campbell added 12 points while Obert added eight points and 14 rebounds.
Colfax 38, Mira Loma 33 at Folsom — Junior center Michelle Walker led a balanced effort with 10 points Wednesday night.
Senior forward Cassandra Campbell had 10 rebounds to go with her eight points. Guards Audrey Lewis and April Littlejohn added eight points apiece.
Results from the Falcons’ final game of the tournament, slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, were not available at press time.