Bruins rally for Jamboree victory

By: Journal Sports Staff
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PITTSBURG — Trailing by eight entering the fourth quarter, the Bear River High girls basketball team rallied to beat Aliso Niguel 36-33 in West Coast Jamboree action Tuesday night. Melanie Fry scored 14 points and had five steals, helping spur a 15-point fourth quarter. Jocelyn Fry had 12 points and eight steals, and Riley Pearson and Whitney Smith added five points apiece. The Bruins (9-4) play the winner of the Bella Vista-West Hills game today at 1:30 p.m. for the tournament’s Sapphire Division championship. Wheatland 44, Forest Lake Christian 40 at Lincoln — Senior guard Lindsey Engbrecht’s 15 points weren’t enough to lift the Falcons (5-5), who suffered another close loss at the Lincoln Tournament after falling to Mesa Verde 44-43 on Monday. Junior center McKenna Gilliland hauled down 14 rebounds for Forest Lake. Senior point guard Kayla Campora dished out eight assists and also had five steals. Whitney 54, Golden Sierra 27 at Placerville — Junior wing Claire Dougherty scored six points for the Grizzlies (3-8), who fell to the Wildcats in the consolation championship game of the Jan Vittel Memorial Tournament at El Dorado High School. Senior guards Jessica Blair and Jaimey Danielson-McKeague finished with five points apiece for Golden Sierra. Danielson-McKeague was named to the all-tournament team. All three of Golden Sierra’s teams — varsity, JV and freshman — played for consolation championships at the tournament. The Grizzlies’ freshman team was victorious.