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Boys Hoops

Bear River falls despite Scott’s 38

By: Journal Sports Staff
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In an intriguing Pioneer Valley League preview, Lincoln topped Bear River 76-63 Saturday night to claim the title at the Marysville Pepsi Classic boys basketball tournament. Bruins senior Patrick Scott poured in a career-high 38 points, but Bear River could not overcome a 26-8 deficit in the third quarter. Lincoln star Keenan Hale scored 10 of his 21 points in the third and was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. “We just couldn’t get any stops,” Bear River coach Duwaine Ganskie said of the third quarter. “We won every other quarter, but we couldn’t stop them in the third.” On Friday, Bear River (5-2) pounded host Marysville 70-44. Scott scored 23 and Garrett Barbic added 18. Scott and Barbic were both all-tournament selections. Reed 52, Placer 40 at Folsom — The Hillmen fell in the consolation game at the Folsom Bulldog Invitational despite strong performances from football players Josh Klem and Matt Ross. Klem had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Ross added eight rebounds and five steals for Placer (2-6). Michael Jensen scored 11 points and dished out four assists on his way to earning all-tournament honors. Placer trailed 28-25 at the half and was outscored 14-8 in the fourth quarter. On Friday, the Hillmen edged Rosemont 58-56. Jeff Patton had 18 points and 12 boards while Brett Crider scored 13 for Placer. Zach Aubuchon and Conrad Harder added eight points apiece. Pacific Grove 63, Colfax 56 at Pacific Grove — The Falcons led by six with under two minutes left, but the Breakers stormed back with three 3-pointers to win it. Junior Ethan Guiles led Colfax with 18 points. Justin Witt scored 13 and Kyle Greer added 12 and eight rebounds. Austin Oberg passed out five assists for the Falcons (4-4), who were without senior guard Jeff Divine. On Friday, Colfax edged Palma 52-50. The Falcons rallied from a 10-point first half deficit to take control, then held off a late charge from Palma. Witt scored 16 in the win while Divine scored 14.